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About The Society

‘Southwell and District Agricultural Society’, is a registered charity whose aim is to ‘Promote Agriculture in the Community’.   One of the main activities of the Society is to organise and run the annual ‘Southwell Ploughing Match and Show’.

The Society is run by volunteers, and has a committee of around 100 people who give their time and skills to enable the show to happen.  Anyone interested in fostering rural skills and community is very welcome to join and contribute.


Charitable Works
The ‘Southwell and District Agricultural Society’ is a ‘Not for Profit’ Organisation, established as a charity in 1991, with the same aim to ‘Promote Agriculture’ that it has held over the years.  The Show is run to provide a good value day out, while covering the substantial cost of staging such a large event.
In support of the annual show, a number of fund-raising social events are held, including an Autumn Ball, Spring Dinner and Summer Party.
Over recent years the Society has provided financial support to Nottinghamshire Young Farmers and more recently to Stonebridge City Farm. Click here to learn more about our latest community and charitable work.


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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