What’s On

Main Ring

Be captivated by the 2020 Headline Entertainment!

Attraction announcements coming soon…

Turnpike Countryside Ring

Countryside Sports Demonstrations and Challenges.

Celebrating the countryside – In 2019 the Turnpike Countryside Ring entertained visitors with a full timetable of rural demonstrations including Ferret Racing, Gun Dogs, Falconry, Dog & Duck Display and more!

Fun, Food & Farming

Hands on learning experiences.

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 for children and adults.

Livestock

Meet the finest farm animals the region has to offer!

In 2019 the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show welcomed 600 Sheep entries and 196 Cattle as they all compete for those coveted rosettes and trophies.

Entertainment Tent

The Ron Cake Entertainment Tent offers a range of entertainment options.

Acts to be announced shortly

Heavy Horses

Meet the magnificent animals that built British agriculture.

The Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show hosts a number of Heavy Horse classes including Agricultural Heavy Horse Turnouts. Don’t miss these magnificently beautiful animals in their decorated harnesses.

Food Hall & Cookery Theatre

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 Hall.

View the 2020 producers here in the spring

Wessex Arcade

Browse clothing and accessories to artwork and kitchen utensils.

This shopping mall houses gifts, crafts, professional services, hobbies, activities and more.

Check back in the spring to find out what you can browse here. 

Rabbits

Meet fury little friends.

The rabbit tent will be home to over 100 fluffy little mammals at the Show.

Art Exhibition

See all the creations at the Show.

The Show holds an annual Art Exhibition which received 192 entries in 2019!

Annually the Show hosts an art exhibition, which you can enter! The themes change annually. Interested in entering? Visit our Competitions page here.

Vintage & Classic Vehicle

View over 80 classic vehicles at the Show.

Come and see the static display and watch them parade.

Craft Marquee

Browse the wares of local artisan craft producers.

The Craft Marquee located in the Countryside Area supports local craft people who make or finish their products themselves with many of them demonstrating their skills on Show day.

Horticulture

The Horticulture Section welcomes over 1,500 entries including flowers, vegetables and cookery!

The Horticulture Marquee is a showcase of talent, featuring 1,500 entries from vegetables to cookery, felt to flowers and even 28 lemon drizzle cakes!

Dog Shows

Watch dogs compete for the top prize!

Poultry

You can even handle a chick! 

Show Jumping

See a range of competitive fast paced jumping action!

Agriculture

The Show were Business gets done!

The Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show is proud to be a showcase for Agriculture, welcoming over 100 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.

Family fun!

Enjoy a rural family day out.

The Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show offers a range of family fun activities throughout the day, from bubbles to mini landies.

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