Tockwith Show

The Greatest Small Show In Yorkshire!

Latest news from the show ground

After contact from a couple of concerned dog owners who were worried about the effect that the noise from Sealed Knot muskets had last year I can confirm that we are not having a Sealed Knot demonstration this year. We will be having Wighill Guns running a rifle range next to the archery but this will only be airguns which make very little noise.

Advance tickets are still available online through the web site for a few more days. Price £8 which is a 20% saving on the gate price!

On show day itself, we will for the first time be able to take card payments on the two main entry gates. The show is hiring two card payment terminals from Worldpay after feed back from other agricultural shows suggesting that this facility was very popular. Visa debit preferred but other cards can be taken.

Setup for the show is just about to start with the field having been topped in preparation of marking out for the rings and marquees.

Advance ticket sales now live

Save yourself time and money by ordering your tickets in advance. Tockwith Show is very well attended and just getting in can involve waiting for some time. Now you can buy tickets in advance, you can avoid all that trouble and get straight in. And you save money! Advance tickets are just £8.00 – a saving of £2. Click HERE to go to the tickets sales page.

President’s Charity Fund Raising Barbecue

Show President’s Charity Fund Raising Barbecue in Aid of Cancer Research UK

20th July
2019 6pm for 6-30 food served.

Dee and Edward Alton invite you join them
for a barbecue (with a quiet disco to listen to and dance if you wish! ) at
Manor Farm, Bilton in Ainsty, York YO26 7NS on July 20th to raise funds for
Cancer Research UK.

Tancred Hall Farm Shop are cooking their
own delicious burgers and sausages. There will be a vegetarian option. Please
could you inform Dee of any dietary requirements when you order tickets?

There will be salads and bread buns with
strawberries and cream for pudding.

bring your own choice of drink

Glasses provided, and water on all tables.

Tickets are £12.50 per person and
available from Dee Alton at the above address. Please make cheques payable to
Mrs D. Alton.

I am afraid we are limited to 80 people,
as that is the number of we can seat!!

Ample car parking and disabled access.

We do hope you are able to come and enjoy
the evening at Manor Farm.

Edward and Dee 01423 358359

Tockwith Show Car Boot Sale Monday 6th May

Tockwith & District Agricultural Society
Car Boot Sale
Bank Holiday Monday May 6th
Tockwith Show Field (Cattal Moor Lane, Tockwith, York, YO26 7QH) Sellers from 7am, Buyers from 8am
Sellers – Cars £8, Vans £10
Buyers – free admission (donations welcomed)
Homemade cake stall & refreshments – local bacon/sausage/burger rolls For more info contact Maureen 07960 990242
Charity No:  1105149

Committee Dinner

Please click on the link below to view details of this years committee dinner which will take place at the Bridge Hotel on the 15th March.
Committee Dinner

Committee Dinner

Please click on the link below to view details of this years comittee dinner. The committee dinner is now a bi-annual event with every other year a BBQ taking place on the show field.
Committee Dinner

Presidential Changes

For the 2018/2019year Tockwith & District Agricultural Society would like to welcome Dee Alton as our new president. Dee was elected at the recent society AGM and is pictured below receiving the ceremonial crook from the outgoing president. The president’s charity for the 2019 year is Cancer Research UK

A message from Dee.

I first attended Tockwith Show in 1959 when I rode Miss Machin’s pony, Silver. Miss Machin lived in Hunsingore in those days, but later moved to Moondale Stud, Crossgates Farm where she bred ponies. Sixty years later I am honoured to be the President of “the greatest little show in Yorkshire” which enjoys its permanent show ground on the land which was Miss Machin’s.
Thank you all for this honour. I will try to support the show to the best of my abilities. I have chosen Cancer Research UK as my charity for the year. Both my parents died from cancer, and I suspect that most of us in our villages have been affected in some way by the disease.
I am looking into organising a progressive coffee event to raise funds for the charity, and also to spread friendship throughout our community. More details to follow in the new year. Edward and I are hopefully hosting a BBQ in the summer to achieve the same goals.
I finally would like to pay tribute to Fiona who has handed the President’s Crook to me! Fiona has been a brilliant President and is going to be a hard act to follow. well done Fiona.
Dee Alton

Dee (on the right) receiving the President’s crook from Fiona Harris the out-going president.


An update from the outgoing president:

It has been an amazing year and I am truly thankful to the directors and committee for asking me to be this year’s President. I was immensely proud to take up the role. And as always, the support from the committee has been superb! It is a true pleasure to work alongside people who are committed to making things happen, with the minimum amount of fuss.
The weather on show day couldn’t have been better. It was delightful to meet with regular show attendees, family, friends and prize winners on the day, but what gave me greatest pleasure was speaking to those that hadn’t been to the show before and who had such a wonderful day that they will be back again next year. This is true testament that the show committee are doing a great job!
My chosen charity for the year was the British Heart Foundation and with the support of the committee, my family and BHF fundraiser, Stephanie Jones I have sold lots of household items at the car boot and donated larger items directly to the BHF store, held a quiz night, a raffle, taught Pilates and cycled from Bramham to Bridlington solo. These efforts along with the charity auction at the show and other donations from Sam & Steve’s talks have raised an amazing £4,743 for British Heart Foundation. Thank you to everyone that has helped to make this happen.
I have now signed up as a volunteer for British Heart Foundation to further spread the word of the amazing research they are doing and the CPR education programmes they are running.
The Presidential crook has now been handed to Dee Alton who I hope will enjoy the position as much as I did. I know she will be fabulous President for the 2019 Tockwith Show.
Fiona Harris

Tockwith Show Bonfire & Firework Display

Tockwith Show Bonfire & Firework Display

Monday 5th November


Raising funds to help with the staging of the 2019 Show

Held at the Show Field CATTAL MOOR LANE, TOCKWITH, YO26 7QH 

Gate opens at 5.30pm. Bonfire lit at 6.30pm.

Fireworks from 6.45pm.

Refreshments available – local sausage and hot pork sandwiches, homemade soup and cakes, drinks etc.

Bar (Licence applied for)


Adults & Children (13 & over) £5.00 Children 12 & under FREE.


Please note NO personal fireworks or sparklers will be allowed on the show field. 

Everyone welcome