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The Royal Isle of Wight County Show

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The Royal Isle of Wight County Show – one of the Island’s flagship events – returns on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July. Since 1833 it’s been an opportunity for the agricultural community to come together and showcase their talents, produce and passion for what they do. Over the years the event has expanded to feature a full slice of Island life, packed full of fun and entertainment.

Here’s a taste of what’s lined up for 2024:

Family entertainment:
Fancy being a farmer? Try your hand at leading a sheep, herding a pig or walking an alpaca. Bring your pooch and enter the Fun Dog Show – classes include best rescue dog, best puppy under 12 months, waggiest tail and dog most like its owner. And if you missed it last year then make sure you catch The Sheep Show. If you've never seen sheep dancing before, then you’re in for a laugh – it’s brilliant fun!

Meet members of the Isle of Wight Young Farmers’ Club who will be hosting a rodeo bull ride, and games for the whole family.

Main Ring
A packed line-up featuring Farming Through the Ages, trial bike displays, a vintage tractor parade and Shetland Pony Grand National. The Big Bale Challenge sees 18 teams competing to push a large bale round an obstacle course. Sounds easy? It weighs over 250kg! Plus the Grand Parade celebrates the prize-winners from all parts of the Show, including the livestock Best in Class and Supreme Champions.

Village Green
Marching bands, face painting, balloon art and performances. Pop into the Village Green bar for a pint.

Food Pavilion:
Serving up the best of the Isle of Wight’s delicious local produce, from cheese and chutneys to meat, vegetables and alcoholic drinks. Many of the growers, makers and producers are Wight Marque members, which means their products are lovely and local.

Arts and crafts
Meet local artists and find out how they have developed their amazing talents. Browse the stalls at the I Love Wight Makers’ Market for gorgeous homewares, jewellery, ceramics, skincare ranges, candles, prints and cards.

Garden & Outdoor Living area
Get inspired by the Show Garden displays. It’s like a mini Chelsea Flower Show, each entrant has a 4m x 4m space to create their own garden paradise.

Tourism Pavilion
Your chance explore the Island – Visit Isle of Wight plays host a selection of the finest local visitor attractions. And try building sandcastles at the Island’s only inland beach!Woodland
Go on a woodland walk and have a go at traditional craftsmanship including hurdle making, charcoal making and spoon whittling.

Livestock area
It’s the livestock Olympics! Watch the sheep and cattle being judged, with cups ranging from Best in Class to Supreme Champions.

Equine events
Trot along for show jumping, horse showing, British Scurry and Carriage Trials, and don’t miss the fun pony club games.

Early bird tickets available now, from £17.50
+ KIDS GO FREE with a paying adult

Book tickets online in advance

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