Thousands enjoy a weekend to remember at annual show

The afternoon brought the sun out and the crowds
The afternoon brought the sun out and the crowds

Thousands of people flocked to Rotherham for the town’s annual show.

The family-friendly event at Clifton Park featured a weekend filled with entertainment, stalls, competitions and live music.

The kids from the Blackhawks were having a good time

The kids from the Blackhawks were having a good time

Heavy rain meant the largest free show in the north of England got off to a slow start on the first day, but crowds soon arrived in their droves when the sun came out.

Visitors enjoyed a vintage vehicle rally, a horticultural show, fairground rides, a craft marquee, a dog show and hundreds of stalls from organisations and groups across the region.

New for this year was the Rother FM Music Festival situated at the Bandstand, where tribute bands Queen II and Take That 2 performed on Saturday, followed by the Jive Aces on Sunday.

Entertainment in the main arena included Reel Stunts in Action, the K9 Freestyle Dog Dancing Display and a Yorkshire Strongman car pull and tug-of-war.

Milana Vilkelyte gets to meet a Boo Book Owl

Milana Vilkelyte gets to meet a Boo Book Owl

Rotherham’s mayor Coun Maggi Clark said the show was an important event for the town and that it showcased the region at its best.

She said: “The Rotherham Show is without doubt the most anticipated, and loved, event in the borough.

“It’s an important event for us as a town and one which showcases the best of Rotherham.

“Thousands of people come together to enjoy two fantastic days of free entertainment in safe and beautiful surroundings.

“It takes a dedicated team of staff to make sure the show remains a weekend to remember.”

The two-day event takes place every year in September.