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Chairman’s Update


Saturday 17th August 2019 will be our 36th Year on the current site at Riverside Park Auckley.

Thanks to our sponsors and supporters we are able to maintain the FREE admission FREE parking policy for the show. We have a great line up of entertainment with something for everyone. At the time of writing we welcome two new sponsors for 2019, ‘Amazone’ and Yorkshire ‘Wild Life Park’

I am pleased to announce the return of the beer festival with our very own brew ‘Auckley Showstopper’ headlining the bar sales.

Trading on the showground and in the craft marquee will start at 10.30am. The fancy dress competition will meet in the main arena at 12noon then parade to the main marquee for judging and the official opening of the show. This will be followed by ‘Pantastic’ Steel Drum band and Doncaster Ukulele Club.

New for 2019 is the Children’s Entertainment area sponsored by Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Youngsters will be entertained throughout the afternoon by Mr Magic and Pink Pixie Entertainments.

On the showground in the main arena we have the “free to enter” Auckley Show Ninja Warrior Competition. Traditional children’s sports will return this year.

Arena two will have static and interactive displays from The Escafeld Mediaeval Society, including a battle re-enactment.

The fun Dog Show will be registering entries from 12noon.

Andy and Anton the poodle will be mingling with the crowd

Doncaster Classic Car Club members will be displaying a range of vehicles.

The ‘Eagle and Child’ outside stage area will produce ‘Showcase Performances’ from local bands and musicians. New for 2019 will be a small outside bar area which, hopefully, will take a little pressure off the main bar.

Are you prepared with your entries to our “free to enter” Horticultural, Baking & Preserves, Crafts and Children’s Competition? If you recall we published the list of classes to enter in the February edition of the Branton and Auckley Arrow. The list is on our website and will be published again in the August issue. It’s easy to enter just bring along your entries between 0830am and 10.45am to the dedicated marquee, which this year has increased in size to 100’ x 50’ to accommodate your entries. Please have a go and help us reach our target of 1000 entries. Our new sponsor ‘Amazone’ are providing the winning rosettes.

New for 2019 Ladies Tug o’ War Competition – at the time of writing we have interest from two teams. If you would like to register a team of men or ladies you will need 8 to pull and one coach telling you when to pull. There is a trophy, rosettes and drinks for each winning team. Make history and be the first team of ladies to win.

It’s that time of year for you to have a clear out and support us in our ‘Tombola Appeal’ We are always short of bottles of wines and spirits if you’re short of ideas. We can collect them, call 01302 770818 or drop them off with Georgina at 23 Ellers Lane and Julie at 5 Rushley Close. 

The day event will close at the end of the Auction of unclaimed exhibits- always good fun and a fund raiser to help meet the costs of the show.

The bars will close at 5.30pm on show day to enable us to get ready for our “ adults only” night event from 7pm to 11.30pm. Tickets are going fast at 5 each. I can book and reserve you a table if you have  8 or 10 in your group. We have a 70’s themed Glam Rock band “The Glamned” supported by the best DJ in Doncaster Martyn Johnson. Give me a call to arrange tickets, 01302 770818. I am sure it will be a sell-out. I need to order tables so if you intend to book one please note the deadline is 17th July.

Don’t forget the family disco in the main marquee 6pm to 9pm on Friday 16th August. Something else to start thinking about is the Auckley Show Scarecrow Festival from 1st August.


If you have any comments or queries I can be contacted on 01302 770818 or e-mail


Neil Woodward

Chairman Auckley Show