New Forest Show
Join in on three days full of agricultural fun at the New Forest Show on 25th, 26th & 27th July. This year marks the Shows 97th year and celebrates its ranking among the top ten agricultural shows in the country.
There is so much family fun on offer over the weekend with many interactive, educational experiences to be had, including a live sheep shearing show and the opportunity to meet farm animals. Get the whole family involved in the Tractor Tug of War, against a vintage tractor, and join in the attempt to break a Guinness World Record all in the name of charity.
Watch the grand parade of the best livestock and Jamie Squibb perform his exciting motocross stunt display. Enjoy a full range of equestrian contests too, including international show jumping and the Heavy Horse Musical Drive – an event that is unique to the New Forest Show.
Make sure to try the huge amount of food and drink on offer. Visit any of the 40 stalls in the Food Hall selling products from around the world or pop into the local produce market, filled with members of New Forest Marque, Hampshire Fare and Hampshire Farmers Markets. Meet local producers, sample their produce, find out how best to use these products and then take these delicious treats home to try in your own home cooking.
If you have green fingers, showcase your beautifully landscaped gardens at the Flower and Gardening Show, your prized homegrown vegetables at the Southern Vegetable Championships or join in on Flower Arranging competition. Or if you’re an avid shopper, visit any of the 600 trade stands, the craft marquees selling unique handmade products or the two Shopping Pavillions full of wonderful goods.
The New Forest Show will be supporting Piam Brown Ward, part of Southampton Children’s Hospital, as it’s 2017 Charity of the Year. This charity provides treatment, care and support for children who have sadly been diagnosed with cancer. The Show is also supporting The New Forest Trust by showcasing the Fine Crafted Wood Exhibition. The Trust works to protect the future of the New Forest through sustainable use of its timber and conversation of the Forest.