What's On at The Show

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  • Pigs

    Watch the pig judging from 9am in the livestock area- see if you can pick out a winner!

    Visitors coming to the pig section will be able to see a wide variety of Pig breeds throughout the two days.  You will be able to see a range of Traditional British Breeds including the local, dark coloured Berkshire Pig, the ‘apple bruised’ Gloucester Old Spots and the magnificent orange coloured Tamworth’s.  

  • Sheep

    The sheep tents will be open to the public throughout the day, come and have a look and get the chance to meet some of the rarer sheep breeds.

    Sheep judging will commence at 8.30am Saturday and Sunday with most of the well-known sheep being shown. On Sunday The Rare Breed Survival Trust will be hosting the Young Shepherds Grand Final. The competition had been running throughout the show season with various qualifying rounds at shows across the United Kingdom. The competition has been a great at encouraging a whole new generation to show their animals.

  • Food Fayre

    Located off avenue A and packed full of a variety of food for you to try & buy! 

  • Grand Parade of Livestock

    A showcase of the best of breeds in the livestock classes at the Show!
    The Grand Parade of Livestock will enter the Main Arena on both Saturday and Sunday. You will be able to see the very best of all the breeds of livestock that have been exhibited at the Show during the weekend. Winning Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Goats, Llamas and Alpacas will all be parading around the Main Arena for your enjoyment.  Come along and see them all, you may see some breeds you've never heard of before!
  • Cookery Theatre

    The Cookery Theatre returns again this year with a timetable jam packed full of some of the best local chefs Berkshire has to offer!

    Need some inspiration in the kitchen? Then make sure you visit the Cookery Theatre this year! A team of top local chefs will be on hand throughout the weekend to give you all the latest recipes, top tips and ideas you’ll need to cook up a feast at home

    *Located in our new Food and Farming area*

  • Country Area

    The Country Area is home to a wide variety of displays and working rural crafts over the weekend.

    The timetable is jam packed full of exciting performances including the ever popular Parade of the Hounds! Come along and watch the magnificent birds of prey in the falconry displays and cheer on the dogs in the dog agility classes. The display lake will be hosting a variety of demonstrations throughout the day. Come along and watch Kintbury & District Working Gun Dogs display in and out of water, there will also be fly casting and coarse fishing displays to enjoy. The Portsmouth Reptile and Amphibian Society will be bringing a variety of spiders, snakes and other reptiles for you to come and see, and don’t forget to listen to the conservation talks on Otters and Snakes!

  • Craft Marquee

    The Craft Marquee is once again packed full of exciting and interesting exhibits over the weekend for you to enjoy. You will find the Craft Marquee on Avenue A.

  • Farriers Display

    Come along to see some of the best farriers in the country, and internationally, in action!

    The farriery competitions will be taking place over the weekend in the Farriery Area.  Saturday will see classes for horse and pony shoeing, apprentice shoemaking and Apprentice Therapeutic Shoemaking. On Sunday there will be classes for Hunter Shoeing and the Therapeutic Shoemaking for qualified farriers only.

    They will be competing for various cash prizes and the farrier with the most points overall will be presented with The Rose Bowl.

  • Flower Tent

    The Flower Tent in situated on Avenue F, and features delightful displays of flowers, fruits and vegetables.

  • Heavy Horses

    The Light & Heavy Horse sections have for many years played an important part in the Show. The majestic heavy horses are shown in-hand, in harness and competing in the National Heavy Horse Driving Championships, where they drive through a series of obstacles. We have one of the largest entries of heavy horses on display in the country.

  • Hot Air Balloons

    Look out for the mass ascent of hot air balloons before the close of Show on both days.

    Make sure you look out for the mass ascent of hot air balloons taking to the skies above the main arena before the close of Show both days. It's the best way to end show day! 

    *Weather Permitting* 

  • Llamas

    Make sure not to miss the Llama Egg and Spoon Race!

    Llamas are becoming an increasingly common sight in the British Countryside. The judging of Llamas is based on the quality of their fleece, their confirmation and physical structure. Make sure you watch some of the classes on Sunday as they are fun for all the family, some of the classes include prizes for the best turned out, the most handsome male and the prettiest female Llama! 

  • Old Fashioned Funfair

    Take a step back in time and get a chance to experience a traditional Victorian fairground thanks to our funfair hire services, which includes a vintage victorian carousel.

  • Shopping

    Shop until you drop with over 500 stands to browse over the weekend.

    The showground will be packed full of quality goods that you won't find on the high street! With over 500 stands to visit selling craft items through to country clothing and accessories, there is sure to be something for everybody. A full tradestand list can be found in the Show Guide which can be purchased on the day when you arrive at the Show or you can order online in advance to make a saving. 

  • The Coaching Marathon

    The Coaching marathon is now recognised as one of the foremost events in the coaching year. This year we are pleased to have a total of 11 coaches from all over the country and one from Italy.

    The coaches with their team of four horses will be entertaining the main ring spectators on both days with the main judging following the five mile road marathon on the Saturday and then on the Sunday a parade with a special coach horn blowing competition.

  • The Parade of the Hounds

    Come and meet the Hounds in the Country Area!

    There are about 4 packs of hounds in the Country Area, come along and meet them or watch them parade in the Main Arena and the Countryside Display ring over the Show. 

  • The Scurry Driving Championship Final

    Cheer on the scurry teams in the Scurry Championship final in the Main Arena!

    The British National Scurry Championship returns year on year to thrill the crowds, watch the teams of ponies weave in and out of obstacles at a rapid pace. Whoever completes the course in the fastest time with the least faults wins. Make sure you watch and cheer on the ponies in the main ring on Sunday- it’s definitely fast paced and action packed, you might have a job to keep in your seat!

  • The Sheep Show

    Edu-tainment at it's best. 9 breeds of Sheep introduced onto their own stage

    A humorous educational live stage show about sheep and wool.  The New Zealand style team of presenters educate and entertain , with their fantastic sheep all over the country. Nobby the Norfolk Horn stands centre stage while others are introduced to their podiums. Learn about each breeds attributes and how wool from the sheep's back becomes a jumper to wear. The shearing demonstration is well commentated and has the audience captivated. The highlight of the show is the “The sheep show Hustle" Dancing sheep!!

  • The Sports Zone

    Get active and 'have a go' in the Sports Zone

     Come and have a go at your favourite sport, or why not try a new one? There is plenty to choose from in our new Sports Zone this year and you never know - you might bump into one of our local sporting heroes!  

  • Vintage Area

    Showcasing machinery through the years

    The Vintage area will have a static display of tractors showing the change throughout the years, you will be able to learn how they were used and what they could do during the 20th Century. In the working section you will find pieces of farming machinery operating as they would have done throughout their working lives. You will be able to see farming practices such as bailing, elevating, milling, wood sawing, log splitting and water pumping throughout both days.