17th March, 2015
To be held during half term – May 27-May 30, it is one of the oldest agricultural shows in England and the only four day Royal show.
Each adult ticket bought in advance allows two children up to the age of 15 free entry to the show. Concession ticket has also been re-introduced for those buying on the gate.
Until Shepton Mallet became its permanent home, the Show had toured the country, however after the Show in Swindon in 1964 was a mud bath, the secretary said: “let us leave the coverts which have been drawn in the past from nearly Land’s End to South Wales, up to Birmingham, across to Wimbledon, down through Kent and return to the heart of the West Country’.
Mr Lyons said: “We remain a national Show in the heart of the West Country showcasing all that is best of British, be it the livestock , horses, the machinery, the shopping or the food”
“This year we will be paying homage to that first Show as well as introducing new attractions and facilities.”
The British Cheese Awards and British Cider Championships will be returning in 2015 and the Show will also be host to the National South Devon Show.
Ladies’ Day will once again feature the Farm Woman of the Year title to recognise those behind the scenes who are the mainstays of their communities.
Other features at the Show include:
- British Farming for the Family where the whole family can learn how to milk a cow and take part in cookery demonstrations
- International Sheepdog Trials in the main ring
- Red Devils Parachute display team
- Shetland Pony Gold Cup
- Inter-Hunt Relay
- Imagineering Fair where Children will also be able to explore the creative possibilities of science, engineering and technology
- Living Countryside featuring Adam Axemen
- Horticultural Section displaying the finest floral displays, pop up garden, Instant Garden Challenge
- Art Gallery in the New Art Centre
- Ladies Day on Friday 29 May
Action packed Sheep Shearing
- State of Art Farm Machinery
- Take part in FREE canoeing on the lake
- Get a kick in the New Thrill Zone
- New sports Village where you can get hands on and also featuring players from Bath Rugby
- Over 500 tradestands
- Over 4000 Livestock and 2000 horses