Dumfries and Galloway had suffered a miserable early summer with much rain after a very dry spring, which resulted in dramatic hill fires. The day of the show started with great promise. Trade exhibitors, stock exhibitors and the general public supported the show well. However we experienced a dramatic prolonged hail and rain storm which caused local flooding on the showfield and car parks just as the parade was getting started.
The Directors would like to express their thanks to the many stewards and attending members without whom the smooth running of the show would not be possible. The Directors also appreciate the support given by stock, trade exhibitors and sponsors as well as townspeople and the farming community.
This year the Show is being held on Saturday 3rd August. We will be hosting the Scottish National Ryeland Show and there are classes for Shetland Sheep. The schedule for dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses, Clydesdales, sheep, fleeces, goats, unaffiliated show jumping and BSJA show jumping is available now. Click here to access it. Full details can be found in the competitors section. Entries close on Monday 1st July.
Entertainment will include Jez Avery, the return of The Sheep Show, Daffy Dill, a vintage machinery display, face painting, the band Disfunctional and Dumfries & Stewartry Foxhounds.
The home and garden arts schedule including the classes for walking sticks is available below.
Our prices for trade stands, the craft tent, food festival, adverts and sponsorship packages are now available. Please see the trade stands section for full details.