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.
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