Stokesley Agricultural Show

2018 show

Welcome to Stokesley Show 2018!

Stokesley Show is an intrinsic part of North Yorkshire, being one of the largest one day shows in the Country.  

Every year some 20,000 visitors flock to the Show, with over 5,000 entries throughout the showground, it is a time to compete, meet old friends and new and celebrate.

We are delighted this year to welcome Sir Gary Verity as our President, someone who has truly put Yorkshire on the map. He will be touring the showground throughout the day and will present the trophies in the Grand Parade at 3pm.

Throughout the Show there will be varied entertainment, in the main ring will be Paul Swift ‘The Britalian Job’ with his Union Jack Minis recreating one of the most iconic scenes from a film!

Also performing we have 3 Sixty Bicycle Stunt Team who will perform throughout the day and are eager to meet and greet the public and answer any questions you may have.

This year we have a new Country pursuits area, where Ryan Kay will be carrying out Gundog demonstrations, plus Ayton Angling Club will be showing their skills with a rod and line. We will have Birds of Prey and Alpacas to delight young and not so young.

For the ‘shots’ amongst you we have Misshoot have a go let’s see how good you are!

On our Permanent Band Stand we will have the GT Group Peterlee Band, with seating all around come and let the music entertain you.

Whilst agriculture is at the heart of the Show, there is something for everyone, entertainment, shopping, demonstrations and competitions taking place throughout the showground, so don’t hesitate come and enjoy the day.

3SIXTY BICYCLE STUNT SHOW - see Ring timetable for show times

Based in the North  and with over a decade’s experience performing and promoting sponsors around the globe, 3SIXTY BICYCLE STUNT TEAM offer fantastic value time and again at events and shows all over the UK. The Teams Trials riders have broken 11 official Guinness world records, ensuring that every show has a n unbeatable level of skill on display.

3SIXTY have performed at every possible type of event over the years: festivals, fetes, galas, live TV shows, recorded TV shows, in music videos, at national sporting events...  Even private displays requested by international ambassadors.

3SIXTY can perform indoors or outside, in the sunshine or the rain, they have even performed in a highland storm when no other act would and the climatised crowd were waiting to be entertained!

NEW FOR 2018 - ‘FarlaVale Gundogs - A creative approach to producing a complete modern day Gundog.’ - see Ring timetable for show times

FarlaVale Gundogs is a family run business with an appreciation for all breeds of gundog. Ryan Kay has been involved with gundogs since a child and was brought up working his father’s Labradors and Cockers on a small shoot in North Yorkshire. He is now based in a small hamlet on the outskirts of York. He believes in a flexible and creative approach to all their gundogs and also for those dogs that come to them for one to one training. Many handlers arrive with a problem to be solved and one which may require different methodology.  Enjoy his skill as he works his dogs at the show.

BRITALIAN JOB - see Ring timetable for show times

A trio of red, white and blue Mini Coopers recreate the famous chase scene from The Italian Job by stealing Gold Bullion from a Security van and making off with a tightly choreographed routine set to music from the iconic film

Mr Bridger gives the go-ahead and our very own Charlie Croaker leads the team of red, white and blue original mini coopers in pursuit of the gold bullion van. Comic capers and exciting stunt sequences ensue until the van is cornered. Pyrotechnic special effects will thrill the audience as the doors are blown off and the heist gets underway. Charlie and the getaway drivers then make off with the gold bullion leaving the hapless security guards to pick up the pieces and drive off in a cloud of smoke. Great music and seamless precision driving continue in a show full of fun, guaranteed to delight the whole family

Paul Swift Precision Driving has created a series of tightly choreographed driving routines set to the films classic anthems in a tribute to the “The Italian Job”. Scripted voice over and banter between the presenter and the drivers will guide the audience through this amusing and interactive show. 

Little Alpaca Company

Enjoy the delights of the Alpacas at the show. Visiting from a small alpaca farm based in North Yorkshire, seven miles from Stokesley. They use the best genetics to breed high quality black alpacas. In addition, they also offer a range of alpaca products : hats, scarves , gloves and socks using traditional methods to produce. Want to get up close and personal, then come along and pet the Alpacas and take up the farms offer of walks and farm visits for a personal Alpaca experience.

Welcome to our President for 2018

Sir Gary Verity

Sir Gary led the winning bid to bring the Grand Depart of the Tour de France - the world's largest sporting event to Yorkshire in 2014 and was instrumental in the entire process form start to finish. 

In September 2016, Sir Gary spearheaded Welcome to Yorkshire's successful bid to bring the UCI Road World Championship to Yorkshire in 2019 in partnership with the UK Government, UK Sport and British Cycling.

Since his appointment as Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire in October 2018 he has successfully raised the profile of Yorkshire at a regional, national and international level.

His love of sport extends into his work, he is President of the world's oldest cricket festival as Scarborough and also on the Board of Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

A passionate Yorkshireman, in his spare time Sir Gary is also an award winning Dales sheep farmer and lives on a working farm near Leyburn.