The Horbury Show - Sunday 30th June 2013
11 am to 4.30 pm
Welcome to your Show! The Horbury Show is always on the last Sunday in June. For over 30 years the Show has been a major event in the Wakefield District calendar. 2013 will be the 17th year in which the Rotary Club of Horbury & Ossett Phoenix have organised (and expanded) the Show at Carr Lodge Park in the centre of Horbury.
The Show regularly attracts several thousand people from Wakefield, Horbury, Ossett, Netherton and surrounding districts. We offer free entrance to all visitors (although we do ask for donations for parking) and all the Rotary Club profits go to local charitable causes. Phoenix Rotary Club is not a commercial organisation, we don't have funds of our own and therefore could not run the Show without the help and financial assistance of our sponsors and supporters – but most importantly the public who turn up on the day.
The 2012 show welcomed the return of the amazing Colourscape
display; a new Birds of Prey
display; the first Horbury Show Strongman competition (including Car Lift and other activities); Faceless Community Arts
will be with us for the first time providing arts workshops for children and young adults.
In addition to our established catering suppliers, 2012 saw the introduction of a Real Ale bar in the Marquee run by the Cricketers Arms of Horbury. The Show also had Majorettes; Cheerleaders; Wildcat Dolls and Kittens; Dry Stone walling and Wood Turning displays; Horbury Victoria Brass Band; Fairground attractions; Punch and Judy shows; Classic Cars and Motorcycles; Information, Charity and Commercial stalls and much more. (see the 2012 Attractions Page
for details). We had thought we would not be able to provide any dog show in 2012 as the members of PADS who have so ably organised this on our behalf are now unable to do so – and we would like to place on record our gratitude and thanks to the members of PADS for all their hard work on our (and your) behalf. However, thanks to our exhibitors Mypetstop
stepping in to help there was be a FUN DOG SHOW at the Horbury Show – see the Dog Show page
for more information.
We run the Show to raise money for the local causes which our Rotary Club supports but our other main aim is to make the Show a family interactive event - so that there are plenty of opportunities for young and old alike to take part in events and displays and to be entertained and informed. We welcome new ideas from the public so why not contact us
via the link or check us out on Facebook
For the 2012 Show, Pentagon Hyundai of Horbury Bridge was our main show sponsor for the second year and we are very grateful to them. In addition Richard Kendall, Estate Agent - the leading sales and letting agent in the Wakefield area (who have prominent offices in Horbury - and in Ossett) and Go Outdoors – the UK’s biggest outdoor stores again supporting us. We are grateful to them and to the other supporters who are listed to the right of this page.
We continue to receive strong support from all three of our local Councillors, as well as from members of StreetScene Services and the Community Chest at Wakefield MDC – please see www.wakefield.gov.uk/communitychhest
for details of how they may be able to help your organisation. In addition the owners of businesses based in Horbury, Ossett and outside the area also support the Horbury Show especially O'Neills Transport at Horbury Junction. All of their respective contributions are invaluable to us - so please follow the links to their websites.
The 2012 Show...Turned out nice again didn't it!
Oh wow we were lucky with the weather! Following several miserable days with heavy rain a lot of the park was waterlogged, which meant that car parking was a bit of a challenge to say the least, but with our contingency plan initiated to use the nearby free public parking within Horbury, most folks understood we had problems and accepted the inconvenience with good grace. Then.... "out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain and the brilliant Horbury Show was running again". Conditions improved dramatically during the day and yet another brilliant Horbury Show was delivered!
Thank you all for your support. We certainly enjoyed the Show and we hope you did too. Any feed back and suggestions for the Show will be very welcome so may we encourage you to use the "Contact Us" link here or on the Main Menu to do that. All your comments will be given to the Organising Committee and all the Phoenix Rotary Club members.
We look forward to reading your comments. We would particularly like to know if you have any local good causes you would like to suggest for our support. We would like to hear your suggestions for improving the Show. What did you like and what did you not like about the Show? It's your Show so please help us make it better! ALL COMMENTS ARE WELCOME - BE THEY COMPLEMENTARY OR OTHERWISE!
Photos of the show will be posted during the coming month.
Thank you again for your attendance and support.
Don't forget "THE HORBURY SHOW IS ALWAYS THE LAST SUNDAY IN JUNE"
In 2013, the 17th Horbury Show is on Sunday 30th June!