It’s showtime in Middleton Park next Sunday

Sunday 9 September is the date for the ninth Great Middleton Park Show.

The theme this year is wildlife in our park and gardens and organisers, Friends of Middleton Park, are promising a host of attractions including animal displays, with alpacas and donkeys joined by birds of prey; music and entertainment including the South Leeds Steel band and a tug-of-war; food and drink stalls; games and activities; plus a market street full of stalls to browse.

Meanwhile in the arena local dance and cheerleading groups will be showing off their skills.

But the marquee is the heart of the show. This is where local residents will be showing off their skills in the fields of horticulture, art, craft and cookery.

There are 42 different classes to enter from ‘Rhubarb – 3 straight sticks’ in the Fruit section to ‘Vegetable Creature’ in the Arts & Crafts section. Each class has adult and junior sections. Full details are available at

There is still time to enter, just bring your entry to the marquee between 8:30-11am on the morning of the show.

The Show itself runs from 1-4pm. It’s always a great day, so do get down and support your local park and the tireless Friends group.