SHOW CALENDAR 2017        


Driffield Rally - 12th - 13th August 2017 - Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, Driffield,

East Yorkshire, YO25 9DN          

The Driffield Show 2017 features excellent shows of Cattle, Sheep, Goats and Pigs. There are also Heavy Horse classes, Show Jumping and pony classes, plus the crowd favourite Dog Show.             



The Ripley Agricultural Show - 13th August 2017 - Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate, N Yorks. HG3 3EA 

  The Ripley Agricultural Show features horse showing & jumping, a sheep show, falconry, terrier racing, vintage machinery, horticultural displays, handicrafts and much much more.

Chertsey Show - 12th - 13th  August 2017 - Show Ground, Mead Lane, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8LN

The Chertsey Show features classes in cattle, sheep, pigs and goats plus a pet show, a Companion Dog Show, Dog Agility, Craft, Food & horticultural marquees. All that plus Horse Shows, Heavy horses, craft classes, Scarecrow competition and trade stands.

Denbigh and Flint Show - 17th August 2017 - The Green, Denbigh, LL16 4UB 

The Denbigh and Flint Show features a range of livestock shows including Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Horses & BSJA Show Jumping. Other attractions include the Food Festival with cookery demonstrations from Michelin star Chef Bryan Webb and a wonderful array of locally produced foods to tempt your palate.

Plus there are hundreds of Tradestands, Vintage machines and Classic Cars.

Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair - 19th & 20th August

Beech Lane Field, Beach Lane, Biddenden TN27 8EX

A survey of visitors showed that the main reason for attending was to have

“a good family day out” and appreciated were not only the large number

of tractors shown and paraded but also the country fair atmosphere which allowed visitors to feel they were stepping into a bygone age.

Popular over the two days were tractors from many decades, rows of classic cars, commercial vehicles and motorcyles;  miniature steam engines, stationary engines, horticultural machines, a wide choice of food and drink outlets, and a large number of craft and other stalls.

Yesterday's Farming - Sat 19th & Sun 20th Aug 2017

Dillington Park Estate, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DQ

Organised by The South Somerset Agricultural Preservation Club.

This years Special Feature's are: Ford & Fordsons Vintage Tractors, Stationery Engines, Rural Crafts, Heavy Horses working, Threshing & combine harvesting, Haymaking display, Working steam engines, ploughing.

Auction on Saturday, Dog Show on Sunday.Show times - 10am - 5pm both days. Tickets: Adults £8; OAP'S £7; Children £2 & under fives free.

For more details contact: 07754 593545 or click link above for SSAPC website.

 Mid-Somerset Show - 20th August 2017 - Cannard's Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5RT        

The Mid Somerset Show is the largest "FREE" agricultural show in the

South West of England. The Wurzels are headlining this year's show.

       The Melplash Show - 24th August 2017 - West Bay Showground, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4EG        

The Melplash Show 2014 is a one day agricultural show held in West Bay, Dorset.

Loads to see and do for all of the family. Meet sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, heavy horses, donkeys and more as they compete for prizes. Over 350 trade stands and main ring attractions. Plenty of classes for children to enter and get involved with our Handicraft and Horticulture sections - schedules available on our website from May. Children’s funfair, lots of local food and so much more.

Ford/Fordson Collectors Association U.S.A - August 24th - 27th 2017

Half Century of Progress Show at Rantoul, IL

Half Century of Progress Show is a 4 day event being held from 24th August to the 27th August 2017 at the Prairie Pines Campground in Rantoul, USA. This event showcases products like Horse pull, Tractor pull, Horse farming, Demonstration, Steam engine and much more etc. in the Agriculture & Forestry industry.

H.C.P.S Facebook Page

Click here for Half Century of Progress Show Website & Details

The Great Dorset Steam Fair - 24th - 28th August 2017 - Tarant Hinton, Blanford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8HX

From small beginnings this annual event has become one of the favoured places for those interested in how people lived, worked and played in bygone years and it is now widely recognised as "THE" National Heritage Show as well as being regarded as the leading show of its type in the World.

The spectacle covers an enormous showground, at over 600 acres being one of Europe's largest outdoor event locations.

2016 saw the show in its 48th year.

For more details and tractor display contact Pat Pawsey on:07974-952739 or Email: Pat Pawsey 

Wensleydale Show - Thursday 26th  August 2017 - Leyburn Showground, North Yorkshire, DL8 5JG

The Wensleydale show celebrates its 100th Show with record entries in the Hunter Classes and the Sheep Section. Plus amazing displays from Bolddog Lings, The Mighty Megaminis Display Team

Rudgwick Country Show 2015 - 26th to 28th August 2016 - Held on Surrey / W.Sussex  (off A281 ), RH12 3DF. Follow AA signs.

The Country show with a big difference. View their website for all details.

Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show - 27th - 28th August 2017 - Ardenrun Showground, Tandridge Lane, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6LL         

Running since 1837, The Edenbridge & Oxted show is a traditional 2 day Agricultural show in Surrey

in the south east of England. With a large number of entries in both the livestock and horse sections

plus horticulture, dog shows & trade stands, it's a great day out with something for all the family.

Bucks County Show - 31st August 2017 - Weedon Park, Nr Aylesbury,

HP22 4NN 

The Bucks County Show highlights this year will include RAF Halton Pipes and Drums, Horse & Livestock Showing Classes, Vintage Tractors, The Sheep Show, Food Hall, Shopping Marquee, and the Home & Garden Marquee.

Dutch Ploughing Match Details: This superb Dutch FFA ploughing event is on Saturday 2nd September 2017.

The location is: Vorenkampsweg 9488 TG Zeijerveld. The Netherlands.

By kind permission of Mr. J vander Spoel.

The ploughing classes are Mounted & Trailer. For more information, Entry Form & Details please contact: Email: Gerard Shoenmakers  

or Telephone:0031 6 29503792

Moreton-in-Marsh Show - 2nd September 2017 - Batsford Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0AB        

Visit the 2017 Moreton-in-Marsh Show to enjoy a true Cotswold countryside event like no other. It's a traditional one day Agricultural and Horse Show which is held on the first Saturday in September each year. It is one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the UK and attracts over 20,000 visitors each year.

  Ford/Fordson Collectors Association U.S.A - Ontario Steam & Antiques Preservers Association Show -  Sept. 1st - 4th 2017 in Ontario Canada.

The Ontario Steam & Antique Preservers Association (OSAPA) aims to advance the knowledge, appreciation & interest in rural antiques & our  agricultural heritage. This is accomplished through the preservation, restoration & renovation of articles, vehicles,  machinery & power equipment of antiquity.

Steam-Era  is the annual Labour Day Weekend exhibition presented by the Ontario Steam & Antique Preservers Association. For the public's education & enjoyment, our members  exhibit & demonstrate their collections of equipment, models, cars & trucks, along with crafts, entertainment, vendors & other displays pertaining to our rural agricultural heritage.

Click here to for more Details & to view O.S.A.P.A Website


F.F.A Annual Working & Fun Day

F.F.A Annual Working & Fun Day to be held on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September at Rix Farm Langham Airfield, Park Lane, Langham, CO4 5NJ.

This ploughing event is beng held in association with Friends of Ferguson and proves to be a very popular event.

For more details contact: Ken Bailey on 07702 202311 or Don Sapsford on 01359 242250.

Click here to download Entry form.

Southern FFA Ploughing Match Details: 7th & 8th October 2017 -

Hall Farm, Fornham St. Martin, Bury St. Edmunds,

IP31 1SL

You are invited to attend the Annual Ploughing Match and Fun Weekend.

To be held in conjunction with Henry Castle of the Ferguson Club on

Saturday / Sunday 7th & 8th October 2017.

The start on both days will be 10am and take place at Hall Farm, Fornham St. Martin, Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 1SL

For more Details Contact

   Ken Bailey - 01787 238399  or Henry Castle - 01284 728 422

                     Click here to Download 2017 Entry form

The Romsey Show - 19th September 2017 - The Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show Society - 4 The Old Carthouses, Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9LQ        

The Romsey Show 2014 is a true agricultural show and great day out with something for all the family. The show is one of the oldest in England, held annually since 1842, and showcases the best of British

farming as cattle, goats and sheep from across the region compete for glory in the livestock classes.

Hundreds of horses are entered in a huge number of equine events that range from show jumping and heavy horses to side saddle and best donkey.

Usk Show - Saturday 9th September 2017 - Usk Showground, Monmouthshire, NP15 1DJ

Usk Show is one of the largest one-day Agricultural Shows in Wales. The Show is a great day out for the family combining many aspects ofcountry life and farming including a livestock section showcasing Monmouthshires finest cattle, sheep, pigs and goats. There's also a large Horse and Showjumping section

as well as small animals, Vintage and Steam, Homecrafts and Horticulture.

Bowes Show - 9th September 2017 - Home Farm, Gilmonby Nr. Bowes

DL12 9LX          

Set in a picturesque rural area, The Bowes Show boasts one of the largest horse entries in the north shown over 8 arenas. Other highlights include a Horticultural & Industrial marquee, dog shows, Punch & Judy, a Craft and Wool marquee, cattle, sheep, & more.

Bedforshire Steam & Country Fair - 15th - 17th September 2017 - Old Warden Park, nr Biggleswade SG18 9DX

The Society's annual rally, The Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre, is held in the picturesque setting of Old Warden Park. The much photographed Victorian Country House, built by the Shuttleworth family in the late 1870’s, provides a magnificent backdrop for the event.

Attracting over 20,000 visitors each year, the Bedford Steam Engine Preservation Society aims to give an insight into the country life at the turn of the 20th Century when steam was in its hey day. Many working demonstrations are taking place wherever you may care to roam on the 400 acre site.

For the complete day out visit the beer garden, listen to the band and watch the Stage Show.

Stay into Saturday evening and end your day marvelling at the magnificent line-up of showman’s engines generating the fairground rides and attractions. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Salute to the '40s - 16th and 17th September 2016 - Chatham Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE.

What a spiffingly good weekend was had by all!   2015's show proved why Salute to the '40s has been voted "One of Britain's Best Vintage Festivals"

The Grand Henham Steam Rally - 16th & 17th September 2017 - Henham Park, nr Southwold Suffolk. NR34 8AN.

The Royal County of Berkshire Show - 16th - 17th September 2017-Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berks,

RG18 9QZ        

         For over 100 years, The Royal County of Berkshire Show has been celebrating English country life.

As well as showing classes, there is National show jumping in the main arena, the Livestock Grand Parade and the breathtaking Hot Air Balloon flight at the end of each day. All this plus food & cookery, arts & crafts, horse driving & pig showing, gardening, shops and more.

Countryside Live - 21st - 22nd October 2017 - Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ

       Giving you a chance to see the whole of the countryside in one go! Countryside Live brings together all the best bits of the countryside and 90% of it is under cover so you'll have a great time whatever the weather!

A Geat Countryside Day Out.

 Wealdown Autumn Countryside Show - Sat 7th - Sun 8th Oct 2017 -

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum. Singleton, Chichester, PO18 0EU

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside at harvest time. At this beautiful time of year, enjoy heavy horses and vintage tractors ploughing, steam-powered threshing, falconry and dog displays, craft demonstrations and a chance to browse and buy for gifts with a countryside theme at the many craft and trade stands.

Tractor World, "Autumn Show" - 7th and 8th October 2017   

We are pleased to announce a new Autumn Tractor World Show to

be held indoors (in the brand new exhibition hall) and outdoors at the centrally located Newbury Showground, 1/2 mile off Jun 13/ M4 A34 Junction.

2017 Show themes and features:

    100 Years of Ford & Fordson Tractors display

    Displays of all makes tractors and farm machinery from the 1970's

    All eras and types of County & Roadless 4 wheel drive conversions

Plus veteran, vintage and classic tractors and machinery, national and regional club stand displays, classic trucks and vans, classic Land Rovers and classic plant.

Horticultural and garden implements, stationary engines, miniature steamers and model displays.

Restoration area, show awards and judging plus meet the editorial teams from Kelsey Media. Vintage spares, autojumble, specialist trade stands, tools and model retailers.

Weekend camping, showers and elsen points on site.


The Northern Area FFA Ploughing Championships

The Northern Area FFA Ploughing Championship will be on the 15th October.

Roger Ingham our Northern Director advises that the FFA has been invited by the Barton Upon Humber Ploughing Society, to hold their annual ploughing match alongside their 40th ploughing match.

  The match is to be held at Northwold Farm, Worlaby Top, Brigg, DN20 0NS

by kind permission of the Godfrey family.

3 Classes: Vintage trailed / Vintage Mounted / Classic

No qualifying needed, just come along and compete.

So do come along and help them celebrate in style. Roger says this 40th anniversary ploughing match is a real milestone for a very successful and friendly club.

For more information and entry forms contact:

Mrs. M Scowen on 01469 530741

 Roger Ingham - 01937 531532 or 07910-272757

Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show - Sat 11th - Sun 12th Nov 2017 -

The County Showground, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY

Over 850 exhibits.  Rare & native breed/calf show, heritage displays & craft stalls.


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