Agricultural shows provide a great insight into rural life, it is a window into the world of agriculture, a meeting place for many and a platform to show case both tried and tested and new ways of working. No matter what your background, the area where you live or the type of work that you do, it can be agreed that shows are a fun day out for everyone. You may get a great deal on a new product, receive a helpful tip or suggestion or just have an enjoyable afternoon supporting the agricultural industry.
Siromer Tractors and their partners attend over 30 agricultural shows every year, displaying a wide range of tractors and machinery from the Great Yorkshire, Royal Cornwall Show to the Suffolk and Royal Welsh. They also put on some unbeatable show offers only available on Shows Days. Siromer tractors have won machinery prizes at the Royal Cornwall Show in 2013, 2017 and 2018.
See our guide to some of the most popular shows in the summer months. This is just a handful compared to the huge array of country and agricultural shows, take a look, no doubt there will be a show around the corner from you. Make the most of your countryside.
The Suffolk Show is organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association. It was previously staged at different venues around Suffolk, until in 1960 when it moved to its permanent site in Ipswich, where it still is today. The Suffolk Show is a unique celebration of everything that makes the county great and showcases the best of Suffolk’s food, farming and agricultural heritage. As a Charity the SAA’s core purpose is to promote the importance of food, farming and the countryside to the economy and character of Suffolk. Under 15’s go free and Shetland Pony Grand National is an event to be remembered!
Now into their third century the showground is turned into a vibrant village for three days in June. Organised by the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association who say the show is ‘good for tourism, good for the economy, good for the environment and good for the soul!’ The event attracts a staggering 120,000 visitors with many opting to attend the full three days to see all that it has to offer. The events include a steam fair, blacksmiths and scarecrow competitions. The show currently welcomes 1,000 trade stands. There’s pretty much every business sector represented at the show, including a vast area of agricultural machinery and ancillary businesses.
This years Great Yorkshire show is all set to be another spectacular event. Thought to be one of the biggest and most entertaining agricultural events in the show season calendar. There is something for every age with dazzling performances over at the main ring. Bolddog Lings who are a motorbike stunt team will be taking centre stage this year, with equestrian dynamo Lorenzo bareback horse riding still well remembered from recent years. In the judging rings, thousands of animals will compete from cattle to sheep, pigs to pigeons and the show finises with one of the most prestigious show jumping classes in the country, the Cock O’The North competition. A great opportunity to compare products all in one place and grab yourself a deal. Numerous tractor and machinery suppliers attend from local dealer to the main importers, the show offers are renowned for being unbeatable.
Along with an exciting four days of livestock competitions, with entries travelling from far and wide to compete, the show has something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food, drink and a 12 hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays. A tasty line-up is planned for the food hall celebrating produce that is grown, developed, packaged or produced in Wales.
More than 600 trade stands are welcomed to the New Forest Show each year. Exhibitors sell a wide variety of different products and services in different locations across the showground. Located at New Park in the heart of the New Forest National Park. 2019 marks the 99th show and a jampacked three-day agricultural event is planned. The event attracts on average 91,000 visitors across its day duration. Children 5-15 can gain entry for only £1, under 5’s have free admission.