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Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show 2019

14th August 2019

The Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show is one of the largest one day agricultural shows in the south. This traditional show regularly has an attendance of over 24,000 people. The 2019 Show looks all set to be one of the best events ever, with a record number of trade exhibitors, a great range of attractions for all the family and entries for the competitive classes being received at a record rate.

With over 520 trade stand exhibitors there is an enormous choice available to visitors from the cradle to the grave, from schools & further education to fitness and medical advice, home improvement to cars, trucks & 4×4’s, handicrafts & gifts to food glorious food to eat in or take home, plus of course over 100 stands of tractors, machinery and farming suppliers. The competitive sections include cattle, sheep, horses, dogs, poultry, rabbits, homecrafts, handicrafts, art and a huge range of classes for younger exhibitors, all of which need to be entered in advance.

Agriculture, farming and rural activities are at the very heart of our show and visitors will be able to watch the finest cattle & sheep being paraded and judged. There is a full day of entertainment and displays in three rings, the east ring will have a full day of horse showing classes and show jumping classes. In the Turnpike Ring, countryside sports include ferret and terrier racing, birds of prey, sheep dogs and the dog & duck display a packed programme of exciting entertainment.


14th August 2019
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Motcombe Turnpike Showground
Shaftesbury, SP7 9PL + Google Map