Appeal for acts to help stage return of the Doncaster Show

The MTL Security Dog Display Team entertain the crowds at the Doncaster Show.
The MTL Security Dog Display Team entertain the crowds at the Doncaster Show.

PREPARATIONS are well underway for the return of the popular Doncaster Show.

Doncaster Lions groups are the driving force behind the staging of the popular family festival for the first time in more than a decade.

The charity groups want the show, set to take place on September 1 and 2, to be a fitting finale to an exciting summer of celebration, that also features the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and the European football championships.

The date and venue - Doncaster Deaf School - have been finalised and now the organisers are on the look out for attractions to pack the crowds into the Leger Way site.

They want to hear from entertainers keen to perform for an audience of all ages, from dance group and circus acts, to dog shows and musical groups, and from craftspeople who want to show off their wares in a dedicated craft marquee and people operating children’s rides. Interested groups should contact Barry Goforth on 01302 853055 or email

Past shows benefitted from grant funding, but no council cash is available this year so the Lions is hoping to attract support in the form of sponsorship from groups and companies keen to advertise or have stalls at the event.

Various packages have been put together for advertisers and are available by contacting or by visiting

Graeme Huston, editor in chief of South Yorkshire Newspapers, said: “Bringing the show back after many years is a great idea and one which we are proud to be supporting.”