What's On at The Show
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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.
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.
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!
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*
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!
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.
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.
The Flower Tent in situated on Avenue F, and features delightful displays of flowers, fruits and vegetables.
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!
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 FunfairTake 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.