The Greatest Small Show In Yorkshire!

The 75th Tockwith Show

Sunday August 2nd 2020



With the current situation concerning Covid –19, at a meeting held remotely by the Directors of the Show Society on the evening of Wednesday 1st April 2020, it has been decided, in the interest of every- one concerned, to reluctantly cancel this year’s Show. 

We find ourselves in unprecedented times and this decision was made be- cause no-one can say for certain when we will be clear of the virus, but as days and weeks go by, even after the twelve week lockdown period, the Government have stated there are still likely to be restrictions regard- ing social distancing. These rules make it extremely difficult to organ- ise a viable show we all know and love. Entry and attendance figures are likely to be severely affected. 

Much time and effort has already gone into planning this year’s Show by committee members, stewards and directors and we have chosen to cancel now to prevent unrecoverable losses from increasing. 

We have incurred some losses and we have been very unlucky in that our two main fund raising events, the Bonfire and Firework Display and May Car Boot sale were both cancelled depriving the Show Society of much needed working capital. 

We will be asking sponsors, trade stands and Friends who have paid this year to consent to carry these payments over to next year’s Show. We will, however, make a full refund, should they request it. 

We would like to thank all our supporters for all their kind words of support and rest assured it is the will of all the organising committee to come back fighting in 2021 when our show will be on Yorkshire Day Sunday 1st August. 

If you have booked a Trade or Catering Stand at the 2020 show we will be in touch with you.

Katie Sweep won Best Trade Stand at the 2019 show


For information about exhibiting at the 2020 Farmers’ Market please contact:

Really Indian won best in Farmers Market at the 2019 show


Anyone interested in having a stall in future Craft Marquees should get in touch with
Maureen Atkinson on 01937 845638 or 07960 990242 or email:

Meral Atilar won Best in Working Crafts at the 2019 show.


Click here to view the President’s Charities page.

The charity auction raised over £600 for Cancer Research UK.

Show 2019 President Dee Alton with Emily and Isobel Hancock winners in the Children’s section.


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Lord Willis opened the first Farmers market in 1999 and the 20th in 2019.


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Tockwith and District Show Society was founded in 1945. It’s aim was to raise money for the Red Cross to support the personnel at RAF Marston Moor. The 1st Show in 1946 only had 12 helpers but still created a surplus of £58.

Over the years it has progressed from being a purely Horticultural Show to becoming a full Agricultural and Horticultural Show. The attendance in 2007 was estimated to be more than 11,000. This makes it one of the largest one day community events in the area.

The Show Society primarily exists to promote and advance for the benefit and education of the public the practice of agriculture, horticulture, livestock breeding and arts and crafts.

Photographs on this site kindly supplied by Steve Ross ©2019

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