What’s On

Gritchie Brewing Co Main Ring

Be captivated by the 2022 Headline Entertainment!

Fuel 10k IMPS Motorcyle Display Team, Shetland Pony Racing, Showjumping, Dorset Polo Display, Steam Parade and for the first time in over 15 years – The Grand Parade of Livestock. The Ring is the place to be wowed!

Craft & Countryside Area
ft Turnpike Ring

Celebrating the countryside – Turnpike Countryside Ring will entertain you with a full timetable of rural demonstrations. The Craft & Countryside Area also supports local craft people. 

Sponsored by The New Blackmore Vale 

Heavy Horse Village

Sponsored by Wincanton Racecourse. Meet the magnificent animals that built British agriculture.

The 2022 Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show is excited to introduce the Heavy Horse Village featuring competitions followed by a range of displays.


Meet the finest farm animals the region has to offer!

Watch Cattle & Sheep being Judged, as the finest animals go up against each other to win rosettes and trophies! Then watch the winner parade in the Gritchie Brewing Co Main Ring at 3pm!

BSJA Show Jumping

Watch a range of competitive fast paced jumping action in the Gritchie Brewing Co Main Ring at the 2022 Show – as Showjumpers compete for £1,000 prize pots.


The Show were Business gets done!

The Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show is proud to be a showcase for Agriculture, welcoming over 70 Agricultural stands of which 15 are Machinery allows us to not just be a fun day out but also a networking event, offering you the chance to meet with fellow farmers and farm workers but also with the dealers, buyers and suppliers for our region.

Food & Drink Area

Try, buy and enjoy the delights of local Food & Drink producers.      Find locally produced cheese, cake, cider, coffee, flapjacks, gin and so much more in the Food & Drink Area. This Area will feature any array of local producers outside, surrounding two picnic marquees.

Click ‘See More’ to browse the Traders 

A highstreet like no other

Outdoor Shopping Experience 

Browse over 400 outdoor trade stands and 30 trade stands in the Wessex Shopping Pavilion sponsored by Evelyn Partners. Garden Furniture, Clothing, Big Brands to local producers – the Show is like the perfect high street located in a field!

Fun, Food & Farming & Wool Village

Hands on interactive learning experiences on everything Food & Farming!

The UK food and farming sector is worth over £112 billion employing over 4 million people. You can learn all about agriculture and the process of farm to food through hands on activities – you can even watch Sheep being shawn!.

Sponsored by Friars Moor Vets.

Art Exhibition

See all the creations at the Show.

The Art Exhibition will host up to 200 stunning pieces of work created by local artists. 

You can the enter the Art Exhibition! The themes change annually. Interested in entering? Visit our Competitions page here.

Steam, Vintage & Classic Vehicles

View over 80 classic vehicles at the Show.

Come and see the static display of Vintage & Classic Tractors & Cars along with the magnificent sight and smell of the Steam Engines.

The Steam Engines will even parade in the Gritchie Brewing Co Main Ring! 


The Horticulture Section welcomes over 2,000 entries including flowers, vegetables and cookery!

The Horticulture Marquee is a showcase of talent, featuring 2,000 entries from vegetables to cookery, felt to flowers and even 28 lemon drizzle cakes!


Located within the Countryside Area, there is a range of classes displaying a wide variety of poultry. You can even hold a chick yourself!


Bees & Honey

*NEW* FOR 2022 

Bees are essential to life on earth – so we are buzzing to announce the brand new Bees & Honey Marquee at the 2022 Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show.

We’ve teamed up with North Dorset Beekeepers Association to bring a marquee filled with exciting demonstrators, hands on activities and of course – a bee hive!

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