This year’s Cleveland Show – due to be held in Middlesbrough’s Stewart Park on Saturday, July 28 – has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions.
The decision was taken this morning by the Show’s management committee following the recent spells of persistent heavy rain.
The unusually wet conditions have left the ground in the park sodden and the committee did not want to risk causing lasting damage to the historic park, particularly in light of the recently completed £9 million refurbishment project.
Deputy Show Director Barrie Robinson said: “We have considered alternative venues but they are similarly sodden.
“The long-term weather forecast offers little hope of much sunshine, and adding this to the logistics of relocating the show so close to the event we are left with no other viable alternative.
“On a positive note we would like to thank Middlesbrough Council, all those associated with the show and our loyal public support for their understanding.
“We will do everything we can to ensure the Cleveland Show returns to Stewart Park bigger, better and drier on July 27 next year.”