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The Southwell Ploughing Match is one of the largest agricultural shows in the area.  Boasting deep roots in our local history, the show was first established in 1855 and has been run by local farmers, rural businesses and countryside enthusiasts ever since. This annual show is hosted by local farmers at different venues and has become a key social event in Nottinghamshire's countryside calendar.

The show represents all the really important aspects of agriculture from preparing the land to cooking and eating locally produced food.  Exhibits and competitions include ploughing, using the original horse power as well as vintage and modern tractors, to livestock judging and farm management displays, a dog show, horticultural & home produce competitions and home crafts.  We do hope you can join us.

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The Southwell Ploughing Match & Show


Saturday 28th September 2024

General Public Entry from 8am–5pm



Oxton, Nottinghamshire,NG25 0TD



Postal and Online Entries are now available for all categories



If you are interested in joining us at the annual show either as a trade stand or within the farmers market

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Advanced e-Tickets and physical Tickets sold at local businesses are now on sale


“Very enjoyable day yesterday. Please forward my thanks and appreciation to everyone who helped to organise such a wonderful day. The amount of people turning up just shows what a success the Southwell Ploughing Match has become.”


Fun for all the Family

Whether visiting or exhibiting, the Show has much to offer for all ages.  Firm favourites that will be returning for this year's show include The JCB Dancing Diggers and The Scarecrow Gathering.

"Four generations of our family from great grandad at 92 to the youngest at 5 had a great time - something for every member of the family thank you!" J. Alberry

Children's Tickets are FREE

Looking for activities to keep the children busy over the holidays? Do you have an artist or budding baker at home? Take a look at our Children's competition classes in the Horticulture and Home Produce area and enter prior to show day.


Get Involved

The society is very lucky to have an excellent supportive committee, all who work tirelessly in the weeks leading up to show day, to ensure it’s a  success – every year we reflect and feel proud of being the biggest one day agricultural show in the area.

"Thank you Southwell Ploughing Match and Show for such a well organised event. Lovely to be back and what a helpful and smiley crew you all are. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication you put into making this event so special." A. Chester


If anyone wishes to become a steward or 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.

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