The South of England Show returns in 2022 with reminiscence of pre Covid days and a focus on going back to its roots as an agricultural show
Activities available at the South of England Show
The South of England Show is back this year from 10th-12th June – reminiscent of pre Covid days and with a focus on going back to its roots as an agricultural show. With more than 100 fun things to see and do, the three-day programme sees the return of equine and livestock competing as well as new appearances including displays from the Army and a garden design competition.
Taking place at the South of England Showground, the annual family-based event allows every generation to see, meet, and learn from farmers, landowners, rural businesses, and local artisan producers to connect with the countryside and have a fun day out.
Cattle parades and international showjumping will be returning this year, as will heavy horses hound displays, scurry driving and inter hunt relay competitions. The outer rings will see a return to a full programme of cattle, goat, sheep and pig judging as well as equine showing which includes ridden hunters, moorland ponies, side saddle and more.
Shoppers can stimulate their appetite in the Food Hall and Village which will feature culinary food from local and independent producers. Also, the Grape & Grain Walk will bring together local vineyards and microbreweries for some light refreshment, while the Great Gatsby band Casablanca Steps plays live.
There will be countryside shopping including clothing, pet accessories, rural crafts, plant and garden supplies and independent boutique stands. You can even pick up a top of the range car or tractor.
Visitors looking to experience traditional countryside activities and crafts are also sure to enjoy the hedge laying and trug making, as well as country sports with gundogs, hounds, and birds of prey.
A children’s trail will take the little ones through the show to experience a variety of activities including learning about where food comes from and how it’s produced. The sheep show promises to make people laugh, and the Discover the Countryside area will provide experiences for all ages with forestry, fly casting and the NFU Discovery Barn.
There’s also farm machinery through the ages, pay and play golf, a medieval re-enactment zone, axe throwing, archery, tug of war plus cookery demonstrations.
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