Southwell Ploughing Match & Show

2015 show to be held at

Oxton Estate – NG25 oRJ

Saturday 26th September 2015


Visitors Exhibitors Trade Stands

Online Booking Now Open!

We apologise for the delay in getting our 2015 Online Booking system online, we have moved to a new dedicated system that should allow much more efficient entries to be submitted.

The link will take you to a dedicated external system for bookings.


Southwell Ploughing Match and Show 2015
7 Entrances/Exits this year!

The plans for the 2015 Southwell and District annual ploughing match and show have been well under way for many months and the number one priority this year is to minimise traffic congestion on the day.

The traffic team have been working very closely with the regulatory authorities to come up with a plan that results in a smooth, quick and safe entry and exit for all those attending this years show.

The traffic plans this year include; 

We feel all that can be done has been put in place and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday the 26th September at this year’s show which is a truly fabulous setting amongst the rolling hills around Oxton.


Main Ring attraction confirmed for the 2015 show

JC Balls & Sons Digger Dance is an exciting team driven entertainment show exhibiting the flexibility and talent of JCB operators. The digger dance team follow a precise choreographed routine to music, containing several daring manoeuvres including balancing the machines on their sides.

The team consists of 6 members who have been together since 2004 and work hard to get the routine right. The digger dance team are available for any vintage shows, events and outdoor exhibitions across the East Midlands.

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.

A short video taken at the 2014 show  Click here
2014 photos from the show can be seen here
Photos taken below by Chris Maguire Photography from the 2014 show

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

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