Spring Countryside Show

The trees begin to blossom, the days begin to draw out and the daffodils flower – celebrating the season that sees the countryside come to life in so many colours and shades while the farms and woodlands see the birth of new life – the Spring Countryside Show opens its gates on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April 2022. 



Tickets on sale now!

Early Bird Tickets are now available for just £5 per Adult & £1 per Child.

Book HERE.

What is happening at the Spring Countryside Show?
 Food & Drink: Beer & Gin Garden, Food & Drink Marquee, Street Food Area
Woodland: Dorset Axemen, Wood Carver 
Gardening: Show Gardens, Nurseries, Grow Your Own 
Rural Skills: Stickmaker, Blacksmith, Floral Demonstrators
Countryside: Sheep Dog Demonstration, Falconry
Discussions Stage: Speakers, Demonstrator & Idea Sharing 
Agriculture: The Sheep Show, Tractor & Trailer Rides, The Farm Yard
Crafts: Local Producers, Action Crafts Area 
Don’t Miss: Shopping Pavilion, FunFair, Outdoor Shopping District 
Show Garden Competition
Are you a keen gardener? Want to raise the profile of your Landscape Gardening Business? 
Anyone can enter the Show Garden Competition. There is no entry fee and a first prize reward of £600.00! We can offer a range of garden sizes starting from 3m x 3m up to 12m x 12m.  


To enter contact us via info@gillinghamandshaftesburyshow.co.uk

Get involved!

Trade Stand & Sponsorship Opportunities are available now! Whether you are a Craft Producer, Food Trader or a Nursery – we have the space and price to suit your requirements. 

Please see our Trade & Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure HERE and download the Trade Stand Booking form HERE. Do not forget to review the Terms & Conditions HERE.


You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat after browsing the Show. Turnpike Showground is large enough to find a spot away from the main Show area to enjoy your picnic. Please do take all rubbish home with you or use the onsite bins provided.

We ask if you bring a dog that they are kept on a short lead, and kept under control and away from all Food stands. They will also not be permitted inside the Food & Drink Marquee.

There will be hot foods to take home or alternatively enjoy on the Showground. We even have some music for you to enjoy while eating the delicious foods you find!

Yes, you can ride your bike to the Showground and lock it to fencing onsite. Just follow the signs for Car Parking. 

The majority of Traders will accept card. However, we advise you bring plenty of cash just encase.

Due to the Showground being a field we cannot always guarantee perfect mobile signals for the card machines to work. 

Trading starts at as little as £30 +VAT! Scroll up to locate the trade stand details or e-mail us on


If very bad weather is forecasted it maybe that the organisers decide to cancel, if that is the case we will inform car parking pass holders via e-mail by 8am on the morning of the Market.

If the Market is cancelled all passes will be refunded. 

We have a number of internal Shopping Areas along with a couple under cover areas for enjoying any food you buy at the Show.

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