VISITORS are expected to turn out in their thousands for an agricultural show which has relocated to a new home.

Todmorden Agricultural Show had previously been held in Centre Vale Park, Burnley Road, Todmorden since 1912.

However the 2017 event will be the first time the show will make Cliviger Showground, next to Ram Inn in Burnley Road, Cliviger, it's new home.

Organisers hope visitors turn out to support the event on Saturday.

Rob Goldthorpe, the show’s secretary, said: “It’s been very exciting holding the show in a different location.

“It’s going to be great for Cliviger and the surrounding Burnley area because they will be able to get to the show and see what we have to offer

“It’s going to be a busy, action-packed day with lots to do for all age ranges.

“The last few weeks have been hectic as we’ve got everything finalised but we cannot wait to get the show underway.”

The 2016 event was cancelled after limits on vehicle weights and other restrictions were placed on use of Centre Vale Park following reinstatement of flood alleviation drainage by the Environment Agency.

Activities on the day will be launched with a 20 minute gun dog display at 10.15am, which will also bring the day to a close with a second show at 4.20pm.

Also on display will be pig racing, birds of prey and a cattle parade.

Guests will also be able to see the galloping acrobats, which combine gymnastics with horse riding, and a vintage tractor parade.

A selection of stalls and marquees will also be on offer providing crafts, food and more.

Cllr David Heginbotham, who represents Cliviger with Worsthorne, said: “It will be one of the biggest events of the year for not just Cliviger, but Burnley as a whole.

“The organisers and managers have been working very hard for the event and have done a great job getting the field ready.

“We just need to hope for good weather.” Tickets cost £6 for adults and £3 for children.