It is a traditional agricultural show held on the first Saturday in August each year. Dumfries, being primarily a livestock producing area, prides itself on the quality of the livestock on display, with the quality of dairy, beef and sheep sections second to none.
There is a very large and growing horse section with an extensive array of different classes. It has BSJA affiliation and is a qualifier for Blair Atholl.
The show has an enthusiastic goat section, including milking trials.
There are also sections for the home and garden industries, stick making, a large craft fair, a food festival with cookery theatre, a very popular and growing cheese competition which is the only one in Scotland outside the Highland Show and a young farmers section as well as a huge array of stands throughout the showfield.
We aim to put on an entertaining, educational show in a safe environment for all the family whether they be involved in farming or not.
Come and enjoy a great day out.
This year the Show will be hosting the Scottish National Hereford Show and the Bluefaced Leicester Progney Show.
There will also be new classes in the sheep section for Kerry Hill and Blue Texel.
Entertainment will include Pedal Power v Parkour, a vintage machinery display, a display by Dumfries & Stewarty Foxhounds, Daffy Dill, Douglas The Clown and the Young Farmers Tug O’ War.
The schedules for home and garden arts and livestock are available below. Please note that the livestock entries close on Monday 2nd July 2018. The judge for the Highland Ponies is now Ms Mary McCall Smith, Crieff, the Mountain & Moorland working hunter pony judge is Mrs Lyn Black, Glasgow, the Mountain & Moorland Ridden judge is Mrs Angela Heginbotham, Kendal , the Clydesdale horse judge is Ms Audrey Lamb, Wigton, the Cheviot sheep judge is Mr Mark Little, Langholm and the British Berrichon judge is Mr Robert Rennie, Kelso.
Please note that, due to GDPR, the entry form must be signed for us to use your information.
*** Entries for dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses, ponies, Clydesdales, sheep and goats are now closed*** Please see below for details on the closing dates for home and garden arts and show jumping.