The shows go on despite the deluge – PICTURES

Froggatt Show, Denis Allerton had a win with these mixed blooms
Froggatt Show, Denis Allerton had a win with these mixed blooms

Spectacular shows defied the downpours to put a smile on everyone’s face.

Scores of families flocked to Hope Show in the Peak District for a fun-filled time on rainy Bank Holiday Monday.

But despite the deluge the jam-packed end-of-summer show kept the blues away with a whole host of agricultural delights.

A show spokesman said: “Apart from the pouring rain it was a pretty good event.

“Thank you to everyone who attended and braved the wonderful English ‘summer’ weather!”

The long-running event boasted a number of attractions including craft and cookery displays, classic car exhibitions and the usual horse, cattle, sheep and dog shows.

And crowds were wowed by a spectacular stunt display from Legends Medieval.

The troupe of daredevil performers delivered a number of breathtaking acts on horseback and with an arsenal of weapons.

Meanwhile, Froggatt and District Horticultural Society’s 67th annual event and Brimington Flower and Vegetable show proved to be another blooming success on Saturday.

And buskers dodged the showers to entertain town-centre shoppers at the first Chesterfield Street Entertainment Festival.

However, the rain forced the cancellation of a couple of acts due to safety concerns and the open-air festival finished an hour earlier than planned.

At Renishaw Hall, an open-air production of Pride and Prejudice went ahead in the rain.

Helen Fullerton, who played the role of Mrs Bennet in Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s production, said: “The audience was so strong and determined, they stuck with us even though they were soaked!”

To see a slideshow of stunning pictures of these events, click on the link in the right-hand panel.