After one of the longest, coldest springs, we finally enjoyed the return of a decent summer in early June, which continued for the next three or four months. This enabled farm work to be well in advance by the time of Dumfries Show in early August, and resulted in an excellent turnout in both exhibitors and spectators, who enjoyed fine weather throughout the Friday and Saturday of the show resulting in a “feel-good” atmosphere. 1Attendance was well up on the previous year.
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
Dumfries Show 31st July & 1st August 2020 – Cancellation
It is with deep regret and sadness that due to the deteriorating situation surrounding Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Dumfries & Lockerbie Agricultural Society Directors, after taking careful account of the latest UK and Scottish Government and Public Health guidance, are today announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Dumfries Show due to be held on 31st July and 1st August.
As a responsible event organiser we take our public health responsibilities very seriously and with the Government advising against attending mass gatherings and further action relating to social distancing and self-isolation, the Society felt there was no other option in the interest of protecting all our competitors, exhibitors, members, visitors and volunteers during this period of national public health uncertainty.
We will be contacting all our stakeholders and partners (with all our Trade Stands, Sponsors, Judges, Affliations, etc.) to discuss what this announcement means for each of you. Please can I ask that you bear with me whilst I do this and wait for me to contact you rather than calling the office. I will be in touch as soon as I possibly can.
We hope to welcome you all back to the 2021 Dumfries Show on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th August and we thank you all for your continued support.
Wishing you, your families and businesses all the very best for the coming days, weeks and months.