Bishop Wilton Show & Craft Fair 2016

Saturday 23rd July 2016
SHOW  Website UPDATED 23.07.2016
Welcome to the 118th Bishop Wilton Show 2016 The weather is set for a fine day and we are expecting our best show with more to see and do than we have ever had before.
Bishop Wilton Show entries start from 8 am and finish at 10.15 for the tent classes other classes may vary so please check the programme.
The show itself finishes approx 6.00pm.
You can enter classes on the day even the marathon  10.00 start time. Please check the programme for more info.
Classic cars can enter on the day and entry is free. There is a vintage classic vehicle parade at 11.30am in the main ring if you would like to take part then please arrive a little earlier. Classic cars will be limited to 50 due to the display area on the Showfield and this is a first come first serve basis but there are stewards to advise.
Please refer to the programme for more information ref entries and classes
Once you buy your ticket on the gate you are free to come an go as free as you like. Car parking is also free!
Amateur Tug of War Teams can enter you can enter on the day to compete for a barrel of beer
If you need any help or assistance then please e mail the Show Secretary:
The new Programme is attached including all the classes for 2016 and its free to download
 Ticket Prices for 2016
Adults - £7.00
Children - £3.00
(under 3s go FREE)
Membership £10.00 per adult (not available on the day)
Accompanying children free
Gates Open at 8.00am - entries into the classes from 8.00am



If you require any further information please contact:


Honorary Secretary 


New Entertainment booked for 2016 - Rockin Deke Rivers and the Jitters


Just some of the Entertainment for 2016 includes:

 Terrier Racing  

Gun Dog Show  - a fantastic display of local working gun dogs.

Fun Dog Show

Gundog Scurry - Novice, Junior and Open Class

Dog Speed Retrieve

Dog Zone

Sheep Shearing



Beagle Display

Middleton Hunt Display

Sheep Classes

Wolds Half Marathon

WI Tent 

Trade and craft stands

Pony Classes

Golden Rail Development Band. 

300 + Classes

Pet Show

Real Ale Beer Tent

Children's tent

Vintage Car and classic display + Tractors

 Blacksmith Demonstration 


Cornelius Corkery Gypsy Jazz Band

Much more to follow


Many thanks

Bishop Wilton Show Committee




Horse and Pony Classes

Horse and Pony Entry Form  - Now Available! Visit the tab on the right hand side.

The Horse and Pony Classes are now available to view - please visit the heading on this website.  This should give you plenty of time to decide which classes are suitable for you to enter.  We look forward to seeing you on show day.


Key things to note:

Entry fee for all classes £5.00.



Map of how to get there

Follow signs along the A166 Stamford Bridge to Bridlington Road.  The show will be well signposted on the day.

Map to this year's show field 2014
Map to this year's show field 2014

Enter, Show and Sell at the 2016 show.  

Please follow each section's own headings for this year's forms.


The Bishop Wilton Show is affiliated to:


Ponies Association (UK) Affiliation number 013/SUM/7040.

Dartmoor Pony Society.

Veteran Horse Showing Ltd.


Historical Background

It all started in 1897 as the Bishop Wilton Flower Show in a tent erected in the school yard. In the early days it was accompanied by a cricket match, sports, a brass band and an evening dance. By 1907 a competition for mares, foals, cows and pigs had been added.

Find out more about the very first Show on the Local History Site (including a copy of the first Show Programme). Also, the earliest known photograph of the Show, from 1923, can be viewed there.

There was a South African connection with the first Show which is explained in an article on the Local History site.