The organisers of Malton Show have announced that next year’s event ins being brought forward to June so that it marks the start of the show season.
The show will now take place on Sunday, June 29, at Scampston Park, around 4.5 miles east of Malton, where the show has been held since 1998.
Last year show was organised for July 14, so the new date is around three weeks earlier in the summer show season.
The show committee has decided on the earlier date to make Malton the first show in the local show season, making it a hugely significant event.
Show committee chairman Michael Cleary said:
“We want the Malton Show to provide a great day for families, local people and visitors, and of course we want top quality livestock to make our traditional agricultural classes some of the best in the country.
“We are moving the show forward into June to make Malton Show one of the earliest in North Yorkshire, and we can attract more top quality livestock entries.
“The Malton Show has been running since 1833 and we hope it will be going for at least as long again.
“We are very grateful to everyone who has supported us in 2013 and over the years – the volunteers, stewards, competitors and visitors – and we hope they’ll be able to come along in June and enjoy the show once more.”
The Malton show is now in its 128th year and attracts thousands of visitors to the town each year.