Clifton Park prepares to host Rotherham Show 2022

Rotherham’s biggest cultural festival returns this weekend!

The free-to-enter, family-friendly event at Clifton Park includes a Children and Families’ Area, the Made in Rotherham Area, the Rockingham Field and Food Court, the Chuckle Tent, competitions, shows, a circus, a fun fair, vintage vehicle rally and plenty of spectacle and surprise.

The show is brought together by Rotherham Council and its partners and takes place on on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September – 11am – 5pm, and there’s lots to enjoy.

The Children and Families Area will be packed full of family-friendly activities, perfect for kids of all ages.

Wonderful literacy charity, Grimm and Co, are back to provide creative experiences to champion the writer in every child and there’s a library hub with talks and interactive story sessions with writers.

Colourful performances are planned including The Rascally Diners’ birthday party and Godzillatown by Whalley Range All Stars – one of the UK’s most experienced and inventive street theatre companies.

Kaleider’s Fish Mobile is returning, so be sure to come along and say hello and you will also have the chance to make your own (small) fish mobile to take home and enjoy.

The Made in Rotherham Area showcases the best of the borough.

With a full programme of music throughout the weekend, the Rhythm of Rotherham Stage will bring you Rock, Salsa, Irish Folk, South and West African music, Reggae, poetry, conversations and more.

The horticultural show sees makers, bakers, growers and creators come together over the show weekend to enter the seemingly endless list of classes, from floral arts and crochet to best bakes and biggest veg! You’ll also find the Demo Kitchen and the new Produce and Makers Market here.

The Chuckle Tent is a new addition that is bound to raise a few laughs. Compered by Anthony J. Brown, who comperes the Grin & Tonic nights at Rotherham Civic, the comedy tent will feature acts including Jo Enright, Steve Royle and Martha McBrier.

Rockingham Field is the place for live music all day on the Rockingham Stage, amazing performances and workshops from Let’s Circus, pop-up fun in the Performance Circle and an array of food vendors.

Returning favourites include the Vintage Vehicle Rally, Companion Dog Show, Strongmen Competitions, the massive fun fair and music at the bandstand.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Cllr David Sheppard, said: “I’m really looking forward to a packed programme of music, dance, food and community events. The Council has delivered the show for more than 40 years and this year’s event has something for everyone to see and do, it’s a real chance for people to soak up the festival vibe, see their family, friends and communities and celebrate what Rotherham has to offer.”

“We’re expecting thousands of people to come along and best of all, entry is free, which is a real bonus during a cost-of-living crisis. Come and have a great weekend with us, we’ve got all the entertainment you could wish for.”