THE biggest event in the East Lothian agricultural calendar, the Haddington Show, takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at East Fortune.

Below, organisers give you a flavour of what to expect on the day...

Haddington Show has been run in East Lothian since 1804, always with the same aim of allowing the rural community to come together to showcase the best East Lothian has to offer in a friendly and relaxed setting, giving residents of East Lothian the chance to enjoy a fun and family-friendly day out.

Haddington Show is certainly growing and further cementing itself as THE day in the summer calendar for everyone in East Lothian, offering events and activities to suit all ages and all interests, and we invite you to come along on Saturday.

If high adrenaline appeals, one of the key events in the main ring will be the Broke FMX Motocross. Freestyle Motocross has become a leading spectator attraction in the past five years and is now one of the world’s best crowd pullers.

Mordor Gundogs is a training school for future family pet dogs, gundogs and their owners and they will also be doing a superb display. For something a little more unusual, we also welcome pig racing with Craig Vern – Craig encourages the pigs down the track by shaking a bucket of food and the pigs hurl themselves over the hurdles in their rush to be the first to the bucket!

In something of a coup, well-known weather presenter Judith Ralston will judge the trade stands. Look out for her around the show!

Scottish Opera is packing up its theatre on wheels and bringing three pop-up operas out on the road to Haddington Show once again. Performed by a storyteller, singers and instrumentalists, and supported by a set of colourful illustrations, each show gives a fantastic introduction to opera. Tickets are free but must be secured in advance from the Haddington Show website or on the day on a first come, first served basis.

The Countryside Marquee, sponsored by Lothian Broadband, and the Children’s Tent, sponsored by the Pumpkin Patch Nursery, are both perfect for all the family, with so many interesting activities, sights and sounds offering both education and fun for all ages. Face-painting, storytelling, a magician, rugby, bee-keeping, poultry and more will help keep you entertained all day long.

If you have a family dog, why not bring him or her along and enter into the dog show, sponsored by Dunedin Vets, with classes include most handsome dog and dog most like its owner?

If cooking, baking and handicrafts are more your thing, why not come along and see the entries in the dozens of produce and crafts classes in the tent, sponsored by Scene & Herd PR and Marketing, and see which classes you might be able to enter yourself next year? There are classes for both adults and children covering a huge range of baking, growing and creating crafts.

2017 will also be seeing by far the biggest representation of local, quality food and drink, with a big food market marquee, which is jointly sponsored by Patricia Wilson and Yester Farm Dairies. This year, we look forward to welcoming: A & J McDowall Ltd, Mungoswells; All Mixed Up; Black & Gold; Buck & Birch; Chocolate Tree; Dunbar Community Bakery Ltd; Glenkinchie Distillery; Knops Beer; Knowes Farm Shop; Pie Not; Spice Witch; Spice Pots; Yester Dairies.

Horse lovers can enter or watch numerous qualifying classes, as well as simply enjoy the usual spectacles and shopping of a horse show. Although prior entry is closed, all horse classes are able to take entries on the day of the show at double the entry fee.

If all of the activity of the show gets too much, why not relax with a drink in the bar and listen to the musical entertainment laid on for visitors?

Of course, Haddington Show would not be able to take place were it not for the sponsors who support us year after year. Our main sponsors for 2017 are Greaves West and Ayre and Agron-LED.

Greaves West and Ayre, chartered accountants and tax advisors, have supported the show for a number of years and their staff are well-known faces at the show. With a newly opened office in Haddington, the GWA team are set to become an even more integral part of business life in East Lothian.

New main sponsors for 2017 are Agron-LED. Based near North Berwick, Agron-LED are suppliers and installers of highest-quality LED lighting to a range of markets including agriculture, equestrian, industrial and commercial. The team have worked with dairy, hill and arable farms across the UK to improve lighting, save businesses money and help reduce carbon footprints. The Drem-based business are looking to increase awareness across the county of how their lighting can benefit a range of businesses and are inviting rural business owners to pop into the sponsors' marquee at the show to find out more.

Other sponsors and supporters are all thanked and acknowledged on the show website and are being thanked in turn on our social media platforms.

This year, the show takes place once again at East Fortune, between Haddington and North Berwick, on Saturday – we hope you can join us for a great day out.

Entry costs £10 for adult, £5 for children aged six to 16 and children five and under go free! Families of four can save money by buying a family ticket for £25.

Free buses run from Haddington, North Berwick, Dunbar and East Linton and there is ample parking close to the showground, including a disabled car park. Bus timetables are available on the show’s website.

For more information, news, competitions and details, visit the website and follow @haddingtonshow on Twitter or find us on Facebook – Haddington Show.