What a difference a year can make. Dumfries Show 2014 was a very wet day in a relatively dry summer, whereas 2015 was a good day in a wet summer. Trade stand spaces were filled to capacity. Cattle and goat entries were on a par with the previous year and sheep entries were slightly up. Horse entries were in their usual high numbers which attracted a lot of spectators on both the Friday and Saturday of the Show.
The home and garden exhibits continue to expand with much enthusiasm from the entrants. There are many juvenile entries as well as adult entries which the public view with great interest on both the Friday and Saturday.
The food festival included the Farmers’ Market. It is very encouraging to see the quality of produce on display, all of which is locally produced.
The J M Rome awared was won by Graeme Fraser and one long service medal was presented.
Sincere thanks to our sponsors for their continued support of our show and to the trade stand and livestock exhibitors. Also to the directors, stewards and attending members who put in so much hard work to ensure the smooth running of the show.
Directions to get to the Show field can be found here
Entries for cattle, horses, ponies, Clydesdales, sheep and goats are now closed. There is still time to enter home and garden arts, walking sticks and show jumping. The schedules can be found below.
Dumfries Show will be held on 5th August 2017. This year we are pleased to be hosting the Scottish Limousin Club Grand Prix and Anglo-Irish Final.
Entertainment for this year will include James Dylan’s Stuntworld Motorcycle Stunt Show, vintage machinery, Daffy Dill and Douglas the Clown, Dumfries Pipe Band, Disfunctional, a dog scurry, the Young Farmers Tug O’ War and a display by the foxhounds.
The schedule and entry form for the cheese competition is now available. See the link below. Please note that the year for class 951 should be 2017 and for classes 952 and 953 should be 2016.
A list of trade stands and the numbers for them can be found here