What to See and Do
The Show has much to offer all our visitors of all ages
- Vintage & Classic Tractor Ploughing
- Shire & Heavy Horses
- Tractor & Trailer Rides – FREE (Look out for the designated stops around the show site and see the ploughing and Plashing)
- Horticultural and Produce classes
- Hedge Cutting and Plashing
- Cattle (Beef & Dairy)
- Sheep (to include Best Cade Lamb shown by a child under 14yrs)
- Steam Engine
- Dog Show (enter on the day)
- Pony and Horse Classes – (to include various Showing, Working Hunter and Show Jumping classes)
- Driving Classes
- Main Ring attractions
- Commercial and Non Commercial Vegetables
- Vintage Static Tractors
- Over 100 Trade Stands – displaying and selling a wide range of goods.
- Craft Marquee
- Riding for the Disabled classes
- Farmers Market
Classes are held from the smallest horticultural garden tractor, where ploughmen walk behind up to the latest modern tractor. The vintage tractors are all manufactured pre 1959 and the classes are always very popular. There is also a good selection of static vintage tractors and machinery on display.
Horse Ploughing and Working Horse show an excellent display of old traditional horse ploughing, these gentle giants in their full display harness and also the big heavy horse in their own show ring.
We are very fortunate to have steam ploughing at our show and is a huge effort for everyone involved for a one day show. Steam ploughing is a double engine system. This involves two engines, one on each side of the field, pulling an implement between them with a steel cable. A ploughing engine can be recognised as a very large traction engine with a winch drum under the boiler.
Beef and Dairy
See both beef and dairy breeds in their showrings, then watch the Grand Parade held in the Main Ring mid afternoon, a traditional procession of all livestock winners.
Horse and Pony Classes – 6 rings are used for horse classes, classes include working hunter (horse & ponies), show hunter ponies, Mountain & Moorland, Colours, Cobs, Family, Veteran, Racehorse, Side Saddle, Showjumping, Hunter classes and Riding for the disabled.
The show has over 100 quality tradestands following the rural tradition, where you can buy everything from the largest farming equipment and garden plants to the latest in country clothing and childrens toys.
Commercial and non commercial produce
Classes are held for commercial, non commercial vegetables and root crops. One class that always attracts a competitive spirit is the heaviest pumpkin.
Horticultural and Domestic Produce
Horticultural and Domestic Produce marquee displays a range of home grown and homemade produce. Classes include handicraft, home cooking, art, photography, floral art, preserves and the ever popular children’s section.
The farmers market grows from strength to strength each year with it being a very popular area, supporting Great British Farming, selling locally grown and produced food.
The society has over 100 trophies which are presented on the show day to classes held through out the show. Ploughing awards are presented in the plough field at approx 3pm, Cattle, Sheep in the Grand Parade at approx 3pm, Horticultural & Produce at 4pm in the Horticultural and Produce tent, with many others throughout the day for the horse classes.