Bakewell Show will not be rained off

Despite the deluge, Bakewell Show is going ahead as planned

Organisers have confirmed the much-loved annual event – now in its 182nd year – will take place at Bakewell Showground on August 1 and 2.

The news comes days after the Great Yorkshire Show was called off due to persistent heavy rain.

Bakewell Show director Brian Bakel said: “For Bakewell Show to be cancelled it would take extreme weather conditions.

“We don’t know what the weather will bring, but we are assessing the site daily.”

“But one thing is certain – whether they are wearing flip-flops or wellies, we know our visitors will have a good day.”

This year’s Bakewell Show will include the usual mix of agricultural delights and family-themed attractions, including Titan the Robot.

For more details about the event,log on to www.bakewellshow.org.