FINAL preparations are being made for this year's Keighley Show.

The annual extravaganza takes place at Marley playing fields on Saturday, September 2.

Several new attractions are lined up, alongside familiar crowd pleasers.

Donkey classes, affiliated to the Donkey Breed Society, are making a return after an absence of around 40 years.

There will be an extended number of classes for highland cattle, and the horticulture section has over 100 classes for novices and experienced gardeners alike.

The cattle and sheep sections this year each include a 'farmhouse choice' class, with the winning animals being chosen by a member of the public.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A map of the showgroundA map of the showground (Image: Keighley & District Agricultural Society)

SMJ Falconry will be bringing a selection of its birds of prey, for static and flying displays. Visitors will be able to learn more about the birds, and there will be themed games and quizzes for children.

Youngsters from Showkids Dance and Performing Arts will be showcasing their talents.

In addition to a wide range of traditional agricultural categories, there will be around 60 classes in the handicraft, flower arranging, art, photography, baking and produce sections, including some for children.

Other attractions will include terrier racing, a ferret show and races, and a fun dog show, plus classes for guinea pigs.

There will be vintage cars courtesy of Craven Old Wheels Society, and a display of vintage tractors.

Equestrian classes will run throughout the day. They will include heavy horses, with entries open to shires, Clydesdales, Percheron and Suffolk Punch.

The show runs from 8am until 5.30pm.

Thanks to support from Keighley Town Council, admission prices have been held at the same level as last year – £5 for everyone aged 16 and over.

Admission is free for under-16s accompanied by a paying adult.

Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a short lead and a safe distance away from livestock.

There will be free parking at the site, or visitors can use a free vintage bus service provided by Keighley Bus Museum Trust. It will run regularly between Hanover Street and the showground, via Keighley railway station.

Organisers are hoping for another good turnout from the public after last year's show attracted record crowds.

The event was making its return after an enforced two-year absence due to the pandemic.

Chair William Mitchell said feedback following the event had been "really positive".

This year's show president is Jack Atkinson.

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