Southwell Ploughing Match & Show

2015 show to be held at


Saturday 26th September 2015

Visitors Exhibitors Trade Stands

Welcome to the Southwell Ploughing Match & Show

2014 Results available- Ploughing Results 2014Agricultural Classes Results 2014Shires & Horse Ploughing Results 2014Cattle & Sheep Results 2014Horse Results 2014

A short video taken at the 2014 show  Click here

Statement from The Southwell and District Agricultural Society, following an emergency executive committee meeting following the 2014 Show – Thursday 8th October

The Southwell and District Agricultural Society is a charitable trust run by volunteers and, as a committee, we are extremely disappointed with the traffic problems occurring, in and around the Lowdham area, as a consequence of  the 2014 Ploughing Match and Show.

In recent years, the Society has employed a professional company to produce a plan for traffic management – which is ultimately signed off by the County Council. We wish to assure everyone that we are already working with the authorities and the traffic management planners we employ, to produce a robust plan for the 2015 Show. The aim is to ensure that the challenges encountered in 2014 are not repeated.

We appreciate that many loyal supporters of the Show – attendees, exhibitors, competitors, stewards and judges – were affected by the issues arising. The costs of running the Show have continued to rise year on year and in 2015 admissions charges were set to be increased. As a goodwill gesture, for 2015 the Society has agreed to hold admission prices and competitor entry fees at those of 2014 – trusting that we are ensuring benefit to all. No refunds will be available for admission tickets to the 2014 show as the circumstances were out of the Society’s control.

As a Society, we thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you at the next Ploughing Match and Show – on Saturday 26th September 2015 – at Oxton.

Aerial Photos from 2014 show

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Further photos from the show can be seen here

The official Photographer for the day was Trafford Photography. Prints can be purchased from
Photos taken below by Chris Maguire Photography from the 2014 show

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   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 2015 being held at Oxton Estates.

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.


2013 Results available-  Ploughing Res  Ploughing Results 2013  Agricultural Class Results 2013 , Cattle and Sheep Results 2013 , Heavy Horse Results 2013 , Hedging Results 2013 , Static Vintage Results 2013

2012 Results available – PloughingPloughing Score SheetsHorsesCattle & Sheep, Agricultural Classes Hedging and Shires / Heavy Horses.
2011 Results available – Ploughing, Ploughing Score Sheets, Agricultural Classes, Horses, Cattle & Sheep, Hedging, Shires / Heavy Horses and Static.

Horse ploughing 2011