More 2018 Shows & Event to follow shortly, when dates have been confirmed.
Kent County Show & Heritage Section - 6th - 8th July
- Kent Showground. Detling. Maidstone. Kent. ME14 3JF
No Agricultural Show would be complete without the ever popular Heritage Section.
The Kent County Show is particularly proud of the huge selection of vehicles that exhibit over the three days. Located near the main entrance the plumes of smoke from the steam engines can be seen as visitors enter the Showground.
Everyday the vehicles parade in the Heritage Ring and include motorcycles, commercial, buses, pre/post war cars, tractors, steam engines, models and steam. The parades start at 10.00am and continue until 4.30pm each day. A selection of vehicles travel through the Showground each day so that all our visitors have the opportunity to see these wonderful examples.
The enthusiasts who man the Heritage Section are always on hand to talk about the history and are more than happy to give advice about restoration projects. The Kent County Show is a great opportunity for families to show their children and grandchildren the majesty of our motoring legacy.
Hadlow College Tractor Driving
Hadlow College will be in the Heritage Ring every afternoon completing a Tractor Driving Demonstration. Hadlow College are Kent’s premier Land-Based College and are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Learning to drive a tractor is just of many courses they run in both Farming and Horticulture.
Come and Join us for a cuppa and remembrer the Good Ol' Times at our FFA Stand in the Heritage Section.
For more details and exhibiting your Ford or Fordson Tractor in the Heritage Section contact:
Rodney Gibson on Mobile - 07850 788347
Hanbury Countryside Show - 7th July - Park Hall Farm, Hanbury, Redditch, B96 6RD
The is a fantastic summer's outing for the whole family. Held on the first Saturday in July since 1947, the show has been held to celebrate the very best of Midlands farming, equestrianism and rural life. The show is above all a traditional one day agricultural and horse show based upon strong charitable principles.
Powderham Historic Vehicle Gathering - 7th - 8th July - Powderham Castle, Kenton, Nr Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ
Now in it's 44th year the Historic Vehicle Gathering at Powderham has become probably the largest event of its type in the South West and possibly further afield. We were delighted that in 2016 our efforts were recognised by the The National Car Club Awards in receiving the award for "Outstanding Car Club Event"
Long Melford Vintage Rally - 7th - 8th July - Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9AA
Organised by the Farm Machinery Preservation Society.
This long established rally attracts visitors and exhibitors from all over East Anglia as well as quite a number travelling from all around the UK.
Heddington & Stockley Steam Rally & Country Fair - 7th - 8th July
Next to The Ivy Inn, Heddington, Nr Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0PL
Based in the picturesque village of Heddington, the Heddington & Stockley Steam Rally welcomes upwards of 7000 people from across the country and beyond.
It really is a fantastic way to spend a day or even a whole weekend!
Woodcotes Steam & Vintage Rally - 14th - 15th July - RG8 0QY
The Rally is located about 8 miles north-west of Reading
Parking: Ample FREE parking on site.
The field lies between the village and the A4074, and the car parks and entrances will be sign posted from the A4074 and on the roads from Goring and Pangbourne.
Cambridgeshire Steam Rally - 14th - 15th July - Quy Park, Stow Road, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9AF
Once again it is hoped to show at least 150 of these Beasts of the Land, many handsomely restored to their former glory and some remaining unrestored Rusty Relics but none the less loved and cherished by their owners. You may even see a few that still earn their keep trudging around the farm and small holdings.
For more details contact: Lin & Ian Prince on 07745 171516
Cambourne Show - 21st July - Gwealavellan Farm, Nr Coombe,
Crabourne, Cornwall, TR27 5EF
At the Camborne Show experts in rural activities from all over the area gather together to display their talents, many of which have taken generations of dedication to perfect. Shared knowledge and carefully guarded trade secrets contribute to the day being a showcase of the truly best in their field.
Leyburn 1940s Weekend - 21st - 22nd July - The Market Place, Leyburn,
The Market Place in the centre of town becomes an arena for all things 1940s – with music, singing, dancing, stalls and all manner of vehicles: including military vehicles, farm machinery, buses, vintage cars, steam traction engines...
Royal Welsh Show - 23rd - 26th July - Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY
Last year's Royal Welsh Show achieved a record 241,781 visitors and the 2018 show promises to be better than ever with attractions including livestock shows, vintage machinery, regimental bands, a motorcycle display team, and much more
New Forest & Hampshire County Show - 24th to 26th July
The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England SO42 7QH
The New Forest & Hampshire County Show represents entertainment at its' very best, a vast array of sights and sounds to suit all tastes and ages. Highlights include Countryside Traditions and Demonstrations, Show Ring Displays, Show Gardens & Local Produce.
Borrowby Show - 25th July - Hillside Rural Activities Park, Oaktree Bank South, Knayton Thirsk YO7 4AX
The Borrowby Show highlights include field classes covering most farm animals, tent classes & exhibits for cattle, sheep, farm produce, vegetables, flowers, cookery, wine, arts & crafts and children's competitions. There are show jumping events, a gymkhana and a fancy dress parade.
The War & Peace Revival - 24th - 28th July - Folkestone Racecourse, Stone St, Hythe CT21 4HX
A five-day military and vintage festival at Folkestone Racecourse, RAF Westenhanger, Hythe, will be packed full of education and entertainment bringing the Dunkirk Spirit to this historic corner of Kent.
Thousands of military vehicles are expected to gather at the new venue from around the world representing the armies of the 20th century. Look out for tanks, artillery, armoured and amphibious vehicles, cars, Jeeps, bicycles and motorbikes, emergency and commercial vehicles – and lots more.
Welland Steam Rally - 27th,28th & 29th July - Woodside Farm. Welland.
Worcestershire. WR13 6NG.
The Mid Devon Show - 28th July - Hartnoll Farm, Post Hill, Tiverton
EX16 4NG. The best one day Agricultural Show in the West, the 24th Mid Devon Show will feature non-stop activity
from 9.00am until 5.30pm.
Dacorum Steam & Country Fair - 28th & 29th July - Green Croft Farm
Potten End, Nr. Hemel Hempstead. Herts HP1 2SG
Cumbria Steam Gathering - 28th - 29th July - Cark Airfield, Flookburgh, LA11 7LS.
For over four decades, the Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society Ltd has been bringing together vintage vehicles from far and wide to Cark Airfield in Flookburgh, near Grange-over-Sands, for one massive summer gathering.
151st Heckington Show - 28th - 29th July - Boston Road, Heckington, Nr Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 9RA
The Largest Village Show in England!
Ryedale Show - 31st July - Welburn Park, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire YO62 7HQ
Situated within a natural amphitheatre, there are eight rings running throughout the day, exhibiting prime cattle, horses, sheep, pigs and goats. There are also sections for fur & feather, produce, WI/YCA and children’s classes together with sheep dog trials a dog show and ofcourse Vintage Vehicles & Tractors. Prize money in excess of £20,000 is up for grabs, not to mention some fabulous trophies.
Gates open to the Public at 8.30 a.m.
Totnes Show - 29th July - Great Court Farm, Berry Pomeroy, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6LE
Totnes Show offers a variety of attractions & entertainment for all ages from exciting demonstrations, displays and parades in the Main Ring to the Acoustic Music Stage and a Cross Country Bike Race.
Sheep, cattle and horses compete for showing honours and show jumping is as popular as ever.
A Home & Handicrafts marquee, Craft Tent, Food Hall and a large selection of Trade Stands further add to this great family day out.
Countryfile Live Show 2018 - 2nd - 5th August - Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP
Packed with wholesome countryside fun, BBC Countryfile Live returns to the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace for four days of live arena shows, hands on activities, animal displays, debates, food, drink and shopping.
With a whole host of exciting new attractions for 2018, the show brings together everything visitors cherish about our countryside, from wildlife and farming, to outdoor pursuits and food, for everyone to enjoy.
"Bigger and better than you could ever imagine…"
Ernie says...."We had a couple of days visiting this Show last year and yes it is expensive to get in, but ....wow!! what a fantastic show it is. The Countryfile arena with presentations from the presenters, the Heavy horse section were fantastic. I know that Rodney Gibson favourite event was the Stihl Chainsaw carvings and UK Live Championships, aswell as the homemade ice-creams and local Ale tent. It is a yearly treat and well worth going to"....
Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza - 3rd - 5th August
South Cerney Airfield, Northmoor Lane, Cirencester, GL7 5QD
The show is widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK and attracts thousands of exhibitors and visitors from across the county and actively raises money for both national and regional charities.
The show features: Vintage displays of nearly 700 classic cars from pre and post war, including over 70 Classic American, plus 230 Motorbikes, scooters, 70 bicycles from 1903 - 1980, 30 miniature steam engines, 91 stationary engines, 70 full size steam engines, model engineering, 200 Tractors, over 60 Buses and Coaches, 105 Military Vehicles, 240 Emergency and Commercial Vehicles, vintage Caravans and Model Aircraft flying displays. Live Arena with non-stop demonstrations from steam to dancing tractors and much much more. Plus the opportunity to drive a steam engine and see the spectacular Showman’s Engines.
Vintage Fun fair with the popular Fairground Organs, 'electric yachts', waltzers, big wheel, Punch and Judy Shows, steam-driven 'gallopers' and traditional penny arcade games, plus a ride on a model stream train.
Weald of Kent Steam Rally - 4th - 5th August
Largest line up of Steam in Kent - Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Little Engeham Farm, Woodchurch, Kent. TN26 3QY With over 40 full size steam engines taking part in arena events, steam ‘working area’ with threshing machines and saw benches, a Victorian Fair complete with Carousel and traditional side shows, Scale steam engines and ride on railways, classic cars, stationary engines, commercial, farming, military vehicles and stalls, there really is something for everyone.
Throughout the weekend there will be steam games to watch and participate in, a restoration marquee giving you access to what goes into bringing these beautiful machines back to life with live demonstrations and why not take a helicopter flight which will allow you to get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Kent countryside. Relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings with something from food stalls and the fully licenced bar which will be offering locally brewed beers, ciders and more.
The Weald of Kent Steam Rally is the largest event of its kind in Kent and is a great educational day out for all the family.
Turriff Show - 5th - 6th August - The Haughs, Queen's Road, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 4EF
The Turriff Show is the largest two-day show in Scotland. The Show is now regarded as the main shop window for all things food & agriculture in the north east of Scotland
Brecon County Show - 4th August - Brecon County Showground, The Watton Fields, The Watton, Brecon, LD3, Powys, Wales
As the oldest agricultural show in the UK, the Brecon County Show is centred around the Cattle, Sheep, Horse & Pony classes which attract exhibitors from all over the Country. There are also over 200 trade exhibitors bringing you the best in British Farm Produce, the latest tractors & farm machinery
and cars to anything for the garden. From clothing and jewellery to hand made cards, there is something for everyone. Combine this with vintage and modern machinery, Dog Show, rides and stalls for children, a beer tent and much more you will be sure to have a great family day out.
Train & Tractor Day - 5th August - Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction, Somerset BA22 9UU. We welcome tractors, Land Rovers and stationary engines and plant: contact John Dirring on 01297 32935 for details.
Fermanagh County Show - 7th - 8th August - The Agricultural Centre,
Tempo Road, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, BT74 4RL
The Fermanagh County Show hosts a wide range of Livestock, Home Industry, Pet and Schools Classes.
Ashover Show - Wednesday 8th August - The Rectory Fields, Milken Lane, Ashover, Derbyshire, S45 0BA
Ashover Show can trace its origins back to 1924 and is a traditional country show with something for every member of your family. Highlights include: livestock classes, light horse classes, horticulture classes, dog shows, craft tent, vintage tractors & cars.
Driffield Rally - 11th - 12th August - Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 9DN
The Driffield Show 2017 features excellent shows of Cattle, Sheep, Goats and Pigs. There are also Heavy Horse classes, Show Jumping and pony classes, plus the crowd favourite Dog Show.
Ripley Agricultural Show - 12th August - Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate,
N Yorks. HG3 3EA
The Ripley Agricultural Show features horse showing & jumping, a sheep show, falconry, terrier racing, vintage machinery, horticultural displays, handicrafts and much much more.
Chertsey Show - 11th - 12th August - Show Ground, Mead Lane, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8LN
The Chertsey Show features classes in cattle, sheep, pigs and goats plus a pet show, a Companion Dog Show, Dog Agility, Craft, Food & horticultural marquees. All that plus Horse Shows, Heavy horses, craft classes, Scarecrow competition and trade stands.
Biddenden Tractorfest & Country Fair - 18th & 19th August
Beech Lane Field, Beach Lane, Biddenden TN27 8EX
A survey of visitors showed that the main reason for attending was to have
“a good family day out” and appreciated were not only the large number
of tractors shown and paraded but also the country fair atmosphere which allowed visitors to feel they were stepping into a bygone age.
Popular over the two days were tractors from many decades, rows of classic cars, commercial vehicles and motorcyles; miniature steam engines, stationary engines, horticultural machines, a wide choice of food and drink outlets, and a large number of craft and other stalls.
Yesterdays Farming - Sat 18th & Sun 19th August 2018
Dillington Park Estate, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DQ
Well establised vintage working event, exhibits include vintage tractors, steam, threshing and combining, stationery engines, heavy horses ploughing, hay making display. Large crafts marquee. Auction on Saturday.
Contact 07754 593545 for more details
Mid-Somerset Show - 19th August - Cannard's Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5RT
The Mid Somerset Show is the largest "FREE" agricultural show in the
South West of England.
Meplash Show - 23rd August - West Bay Showground, Bridport, Dorset,
The Melplash Show 2014 is a one day agricultural show held in West Bay, Dorset. Loads to see and do for all of the family. Meet sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, heavy horses, donkeys and more as they compete for prizes. Over 350 trade stands and main ring attractions. Plenty of classes for children to enter and get involved with our Handicraft and Horticulture sections - schedules available on our website from May. Children’s funfair, lots of local food and so much more.
Great Dorset Steam Fair - 23rd - 27th August - Tarant Hinton, Blanford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8HX
From small beginnings this annual event has become one of the favoured places for those interested in how people lived, worked and played in bygone years and it is now widely recognised as "THE" National Heritage Show as well as being regarded as the leading show of its type in the World.
The spectacle covers an enormous showground, at over 600 acres being one of Europe's largest outdoor event locations.
For more details contact Pat Pawsey on:07974-952739 before 9pm
Wensleydale Show- Thursday 25th August - Leyburn Showground, North Yorkshire, DL8 5JG
The Wensleydale Show has record entries in the Hunter Classes and the Sheep Section. Plus amazing displays from Bolddog Lings, The Mighty Megaminis Display Team and this years main arena entertainment will feature:
“The West Lancs Dog Display Team”
Shrewsbury Steam Rally 2018 - 26th & 27th August - Shrewsbury Steam Rally, Onslow Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 5EE
Shrewsbury Steam Rally is a fantastic two day event that takes place at Onslow Park, Shrewsbury, over August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday.
Each year it attracts thousands of people to marvel at the site of steam-powered vehicles of all kinds in action and on static display. If you’ve never experienced the sights, sounds and smells of steam engines in action then this is the place to be.
Moreton-in-Marsh Show - 1st September - Batsford Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0AB
Visit the 2017 Moreton-in-Marsh Show to enjoy a true Cotswold countryside event like no other. It's a traditional one day Agricultural and Horse Show which is held on the first Saturday in September each year. It is one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the UK and attracts over 20,000 visitors each year.
Romsey Show - 8th September - The Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show Society - 4 The Old Carthouses, Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9LQ
The Romsey Show 2018 is a true agricultural show and great day out with something for all the family. The show is one of the oldest in England, held annually since 1842, and showcases the best of British
farming as cattle, goats and sheep from across the region compete for glory in the livestock classes.
Hundreds of horses are entered in a huge number of equine events that range from show jumping and heavy horses to side saddle and best donkey.
Usk Show - 8th September 2017 - Usk Showground, Monmouthshire,
Usk Show is one of the largest one-day Agricultural Shows in Wales. The Show is a great day out for the family combining many aspects ofcountry life and farming including a livestock section showcasing Monmouthshires finest cattle, sheep, pigs and goats. There's also a large Horse and Showjumping section
as well as small animals, Vintage and Steam, Homecrafts and Horticulture.
Haddenham Steam Rally - 8th & 9th September - Near Ely, Cambridge
Haddenham Steam Rally is a traditional steam and country fair and has something for everyone. Whether you are an avid steam enthusiast or just looking for a day out with the family there is something for all to enjoy. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and accessible rally. We are a completely volunteer run organisation that raises money for many local charities and causes. You will find over 600 exhibits from steam engines, Vintage Cars, stationary engines, vintage tractors and Lorries, to the old tyme fair, which for some years has included Rules steam driven Gallopers, one of the finest sets in the country.
For more details contact: Lin & Ian Prince on 07745 171516
Westmorland County Show - Thursday 13th Sept - Westmorland County Agricultural Society, Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria. LA7 7NH
The Westmorland County Show is one of the largest one day Shows in the UK and also one of the
oldest with the Westmorland Society being founded in 1799. Held on the second Thursday in
September each year, the Show attracts over 30,000 people and features a major Livestock Show
including cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, heavy horses, alpacas, dogs and poultry. There are also marquees for The Women's Institute, Learning or Life, Crafts from Cumbria, local produce Food Hall,
Rural Crafts and over 350 trade stands.
Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fair - 14th - 16th September - Old Warden Park, nr Biggleswade SG18 9DX
The Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre is held in the picturesque setting of Old Warden Park. The much photographed Victorian Country House, built by the Shuttleworth family in the late 1870’s, provides a magnificent backdrop for the event.
Attracting over 20,000 visitors each year, the Bedford Steam Engine Preservation Society aims to give an insight into the country life at the turn of the 20th Century when steam was in its hey day. Many working demonstrations are taking place wherever you may care to roam on the 400 acre site. For the complete day out visit the beer garden, listen to the band and watch the Stage Show.Stay into Saturday evening and end your day marvelling at the magnificent line-up of showman’s engines generating the fairground rides and attractions. Dogs on leads are welcome.
Salute to the 40's - 15th - 16th September - Chatham Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE.
What a spiffingly good weekend was had by all! 2015's show proved why Salute to the '40s has been voted "One of Britain's Best Vintage Festivals"
Royal County of Berkshire County Show - 15th - 16th September -Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berks,
For over 100 years, The Royal County of Berkshire Show has been celebrating English country life. As well as showing classes, there is National show jumping in the main arena, the Livestock Grand Parade and the breathtaking Hot Air Balloon flight at the end of each day. All this plus food & cookery, arts & crafts, horse driving & pig showing, gardening, shops and more.
Annual Ploughing Match & Fun Weekend - 6th & 7th October
Ampton Hall Estates, Ampton, Bury-St-Edmunds.
The start on both days will be 10am and the area will be well sign posted.
More Class Details & Henry's Contact numbers in Downloadable Entry Form below.
Annual Ploughing Match and Fun Weekend Details / Entry Form
Wealdown Autumn Countryside Show - 6th - 7th Oct -
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum. Singleton, Chichester, PO18 0EU
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside at harvest time. At this beautiful time of year, enjoy heavy horses and vintage tractors ploughing, steam-powered threshing, falconry and dog displays, craft demonstrations and a chance to browse and buy for gifts with a countryside theme at the many craft and trade stands.
Tractor World Autumn Show - 6th - 7th October
We are pleased to announce a new Autumn Tractor World Show to
be held indoors (in the brand new exhibition hall) and outdoors at the centrally located Newbury Showground, 1/2 mile off Jun 13/ M4 A34 Junction.
Ford & Fordson Tractors display aswell as displays of all makes tractors and farm machinery from the 1970's
All eras and types of County & Roadless 4 wheel drive conversions
Plus veteran, vintage and classic tractors and machinery, national and regional club stand displays, classic trucks and vans, classic Land Rovers and classic plant.
Horticultural and garden implements, stationary engines, miniature steamers and model displays.
Restoration area, show awards and judging plus meet the editorial teams from Kelsey Media. Vintage spares, autojumble, specialist trade stands, tools and model retailers.
Weekend camping, showers and elsen points on site.
For more details contact: Lin & Ian Prince on 07745 171516
68th British Ploughing Championships & Country Festival - 13th - 14th October - Austrey, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3ED
Countryside Live - 20th - 21st October - Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
Giving you a chance to see the whole of the countryside in one go! Countryside Live brings together all the best bits of the countryside and 90% of it is under cover so you'll have a great time whatever the weather!
A Geat Countryside Day Out.
Newark Vintage Tractor & Hertitage Show - 10th & 11th November -
The County Showground, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY
Over 850 exhibits. Rare & native breed/calf show, heritage displays & craft stalls.
For more details contact: Lin & Ian Prince on 07745 171516
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