Saddleworth Show & WelliFest
WelliFest Music Festival - Sat 30th June. Saddleworth Show - Sun 1st July.
The following report of the 2017 Show is from our Main Sponsor:
A fun day out for all the family
Reporter: Karen Doherty
Date online: 03 July 2017
SUNSHINE, smiles and stunning scenery were the order of the day at a hugely successful Saddleworth Show.
Nearly 6,000 people flocked to yesterday's family fun event which returned to Well-i-Hole Farm in Greenfield after a year at Saddleworth School.
And there was something for everyone at the annual crowd-puller, organised by the Rotary Clubs of Oldham Metro and Saddleworth, which raises money for charities.
Attractions included a falconry display and young performers talent show, which featured everything from pop to hip-hop.
Traditional fairground rides, candy floss and ice creams, as well as trampolines, a giant inflatable slide and assault course, proved popular with children.
They could also try hula-hooping, skipping, swing-ball and crafts, which were laid on by Oldham's Mahdlo youth centre.
Adults enjoyed the beer tent and there was also a tractor display, brass band and a host of charity, food and commercial stalls offering everything from toy pig racing to back massages.
The showground was packed full of dogs with an agility display and a dog show proving a hit with humans and their four-legged friends alike.
Nick Turner, from Stalybridge, said: "It's brilliant. It's family friendly and you can just relax while the kids enjoy themselves."
Frank Bolger, Rotary Club of Oldham Metro president, said: "It's probably our second best show in terms of turn-out and our best in the last few years. This is our favourite site.
"It's a country show so the scenery really sets the atmosphere. When the sun is shining it's fantastic, and the free parking is a big help. Everybody was happy, the stallholders, the beer tent and the outlets."