Southwell Ploughing Match & Show

2018 show to be held at

Little Carlton, Newark. NG23 6BX

Saturday 29th September 2018
Visitors Exhibitors Trade Stands

The show is now coming together  as we bounce back after last years major disappointment.


All classes are now updated on the website, entry forms are available at the top of every page and a link to the online entry system.

Entries this year can be taken online for Cattle, Sheep, Ploughing, Static and all Pony & Horse classes.




Southwell ploughing match is the largest agricultural one day show in Nottinghamshire, established in 1855 and run by a committee comprising of local business people and rural enthusiasts. The annual show is held at a different venue every year with 2018 being held at Little Carlton, Newark NG23 6BX

The show represents all the really important interests of agriculture from horse ploughing through the vintage years to the modern day tractor, a variety of livestock, static displays and trade stands to suit all tastes. In more recent years horse classes, dog show and the farmers market have been introduced.

If anyone wishes to become a steward or become a helper please contact the show office, help is greatly appreciated, as the show is only able to run from the very generous help and time given by the committee members, stewards and helpers.


In 2009 we were awarded Country Life Magazine’s Country Event of the year.

A short video taken at the 2014 show  Click here

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Horse ploughing 2011