ONE of the biggest events in the East Lancashire calendar has been cancelled due to coronavirus.

The Great Harwood Agricultural Show organisers have decided to cancel this year's show.

Announcing the decision on its social media page, the statement said: "Due to the current situation with the coronavirus, and in the interest of everyone concerned, we have reluctantly made the decision to cancel this year's show.

"There will be a more detailed statement given on Monday, with information for exhibitors, traders and others involved with our show.

"We take this step with regret."

The show was due to take place on Monday, May 25, the spring May bank holiday.

Thousands of people descended on the New Showground in Harwood Lane last year to enjoy the show.

Attractions and activities throughout the day included traditional cattle, sheep horse competitions, as well as dog agility races, birds of prey displays and a pig race.

There was a vintage vehicle display with scores of tractors, cars and other vehicles.

Children’s games were also held in the Geoffrey Hanson Main Arena, including welly throwing, an egg and spoon race and sack race.