Rotherham Show promises a weekend jam-packed with entertainment in the beautiful surroundings of award-winning Clifton Park.
This two-day event will bring you fabulous live music, main arena entertainment, a vintage vehicle display, Horticultural Show, fair, food court, Diversity Festival, Emergency Services Day, Yorkshire’s Strongest Man, animal shows, military displays, fresh produce and craft marquee and a mix of stalls to browse.
For the first time ever, the show weekend kicks off on Friday night with Rockin’ in the Park, an evening of authentic rock ‘n’ roll from The Mee Kats and the Tombstone Buzzards. The night also includes DJ Mr Rod, a pie and pea supper and bar. Tickets are available to purchase from Rotherham Visitor Centre, priced £12.50.
The music continues over the weekend with fantastic local talent on Saturday, including; The Decades, Echo Beach, The Leathernecks and Tom Masters. On Sunday, folk and jazz musicians take the stage with live entertainment from The Teacups, The Swing Commanders and more in the Music Marquee, hosted by the wonderful John Dalton.
Saturday night brings the return of Proms in the Park presenting the newly formed Rotherham Symphony Orchestra with soloists Charlotte Kenny and Rosie Thicket, plus guest Tenor. Tickets can be purchased from Rotherham Theatres.
Another first for this year will be a Pop-up Vintage Fair, an exciting addition, brought to the show by AdVintageous. Located at bandstand area of the park the fair will offer an eclectic mix of stalls selling clothing, household goods and more. Adding to the vintage vibe live entertainment will be the order of the day on Saturday from close harmony trio The Darling Dollies, solo singer Jill Kemp, dancing from RotherHop and spinning the 78s will be DJ Victor Swanvesta. Sunday offers performances from local brass bands including Rotherham Town Brass Band and Maltby Miners Welfare Band.
More new attractions for 2017 include The Whale, a huge installation with live theatre inside, hilarious walking trees and the majestic and magical Summer Lion. So, make sure you keep an eye out for these wonderfully entertaining and exciting spectacles.
The weekend wouldn’t be the same without its old favourites returning to the show this year. The Horticultural Show gives you the chance to see what has been growing and what has been created around the borough with sections including floral art, fruit and vegetable, arts, crafts and more.
The vintage vehicle rally, on Sunday only, attracts large crowds every year with vehicles from pre-1930 right up to present day, all polished to perfection to show them at their very best. Take a stroll round and pick your favourite, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
With thousands of visitors from around the borough and many travelling from further afield, the Rotherham Show proves every year that it is hard to beat for quality free entertainment for the whole family.
A free show programme will be available over the weekend from entrances into the park and event control and will include entertainment details and timings, a map of the showground, list of stalls and more.