Southwell Ploughing Match & Show

2017 show to be held at
Saturday 30th September 2017
Visitors Exhibitors Trade Stands

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 2017 being held at Kirklington.

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.


2017 Show

This years show will be held at

Kirklington, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8NX

The Online Booking System will be made available in the first week in August


 Riding for the Disabled Association will again be represented at the 2017 show, this year we have introduced a dressage class for them to take part in.

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

Results from 2016

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