The show will go on!

Rahul lifting the GBBO trophy a year after his Rotherham Show winRahul lifting the GBBO trophy a year after his Rotherham Show win
Rahul lifting the GBBO trophy a year after his Rotherham Show win
THE Rotherham Show returns next weekend after a year off due to the pandemic — and for the first time ever will expand into the town centre.

The three-day programme of events, shows and exhibitions will extend to Clifton Park Museum and the newly refurbished Rotherham Civic Theatre for some exclusive performances.

RB1 Radio will also be in residence at the theatre for the weekend, broadcasting behind the scenes insights and exclusive performances. 

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Also new this year is the Demo Kitchen, hosted by BBC Radio Sheffield’s Sile Sibanda and showcasing creations by cooks from around the borough, including recipes for noodles, curries, chutney and vegan falafel. 

Great British Bake Off winner Rahul Mandal will be one of those sharing his skills and taking audience questions.

Rahul famously lifted the trophy in the Rotherham Show’s horticultural tent a year before he shot to fame on TV’s biggest baking show (pictured, below).

The Made in Rotherham show will see the borough’s makers, bakers and growers exhibit what they have produced. They will be competing for prizes, including children’s arts and crafts trophies, star baker aprons as well as awards for the longest runner beans, biggest onions and best dahlias.

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The closing date for most of the Horticultural Show categories is Thursday September 2.

Favourites including the vintage vehicle rally, funfair and dog show will also return alongside additional Covid safety measures.

Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for social inclusion, Cllr David Sheppard, said: “Covid’s not gone yet but we are moving forward together and the decision to allow the Rotherham Show to take place has been taken carefully, with the advice of public health colleagues.

“That means we’ve made some changes to the layout and timings so that everyone can enjoy the show in safety and with confidence.”

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“With everything from acrobatics to art, bhangra to brass, stilt-walking giants to giant cabbages — as well as the addition of new spaces and a quieter day on the Friday for those who still want to avoid larger gatherings — the Rotherham Show 2021 really will have something for everyone.”

The Rotherham Show returns to Clifton Park from September 3 to 5.