Rushbearing dates back several centuries to a time when rushes were simply a floor covering in churches.
Each year, it was out with the old and in with the new. Over many years this tradition has gradually turned into a celebration and a holiday involving music, Morris dancing and revelry.
There are many ways to be part of the festival. Do not be one of the missing ingredients!
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September at various venues across Sowerby Bridge. For more information, visit: Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival 2017 .
Come along and grab yourself a bargain. The Sowerby Bridge car boot sale returns on Sunday 30th July at the The Old Cawsy site next to The Moorings Car Park in Sowerby Bridge, 10am to 2pm. Just £5 per pitch. Don’t miss out!
Saturday 12 August 2017
Adults £8 advance £10 on the day
Children and Concessions £4 advance £5 on the day
Family £20 advance £25 on the day
The Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest show of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone.
There are goats, cattle, sheep, horses, poultry, rabbits and many other animals.
Handicrafts and produce, The Lamb National, Ridgeside Lurcher and Terrier display, Bolddog Lings Freestyle Motocross, Farmers’ Market, demonstrations and more.
There is also plenty to see in the Show Jumping, Vintage vehicles and Fun Dog rings.
You do not have to be a farmer, or a grower of mammoth vegetables to enter the show.
There are classes for everyone. Go on, enter into some friendly competition and add to the fun!
You can buy tickets from local retailers, or you can pay for tickets at the gate on show day.
For more information, visit: Halifax Agricultural Show 2017 .
Halifax and Huddersfield RSPCA host their Dog Day, including: Fun Dog Show, Have A Go Ability, Summer Holiday Fun, Stalls and Games
Class 1 – Best Trick
Class 2 – Eyes that will melt your heart
Class 3 – Best Child Handler (8yr and under)
Class 4 – Puppy Love
Class 5 – Waggiest Tail
Class 6 – Best Junior Handler (9yr – 15yr)
Class 7 – Golden Oldie
Class 8 – Fancy Dress
Class 9 – Dog Judge Would Take Home!
For more information, visit: Halifax, Huddersfield & District Branch RSPCA .
Register: Shibden Dog Day Tickets