The Spring Cattle Sales brought farming families to the sales yards in Hope Street. They came on horseback and on foot. Legend tells of the man who drove a herd of pigs, on foot, all the way from Beulah, 20 kilometres away. Cattle were driven along Main Street into High Street, however, on one occasion the cattle decided to detour right through Slaters Store.
The annual Sheffield Daffodil Show started in 1927 and continued even during the war years. The Anglican Guild organised a Flower Show in the Sheffield Town Hall at the same time, with displays of flowers, cakes, preserves and home crafts. Children came from the Sheffield School eager to see the results of their efforts.
The culmination was a Ball and the womenfolk supplied a three course meal mostly prepared at home and brought up to the Town Hall. Downstairs an open fire was used to prepare the soup and hot tea and carried up the basic staircase in the ever useful cleaned out kerosene tins.
Though the Cattle Sales are no longer, the Daffodil Show, now run by the Kentish Garden Club, is still an important time of the year, running over two days in September and still with lots of interest and plenty of memories.