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The Show Field, Park Farm, Dumfries, DG2 7LU / First Saturday in August
 
 

2014 Dumfries Show

 

In contrast to the previous year, spring came relatively early and was followed by a good growing summer season, so all boded well for a well-supported show.

Livestock entries were on a par with the previous years.  Cattle and goat sections were well supported with no major changes.  In the sheep section we had a new breed class – Berrichon Du Cher.  The sheep inter-breed section saw a change in judging, in that one judge was appointed as an overall judge rather than all sheep judges being involved in this.  This seemed to meet with approval in general.  In the horse section there was also a new class for retired race horses which met with an excellent entry.

Home and Garden was of its usual high standard.  The Food Festival had multiple stands from local suppliers, although we are still trying to entice new exhibitors and the cheese competition seems to be growing year by year.

However, on the Saturday of the show, we were not so fortunate and consistent rain throughout the day on top of a dry ground meant that conditions for showing livestock were treacherous and a decision had to be made at the last minute to cancel the parade of livestock, although entertainment still went ahead.  The winner of the J M Rome award in 2014 year was Charles Cloy of Harbro and there were 3 recipients of long service medals.

The Show Society is deeply indebted to all livestock exhibitors, trade stand exhibitors and sponsors of the show.  Also to the stewards, attending members and directors, who give up their time freely and willingly to assist with the running of the show.

 

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Be Part of Next Years Show

Dumfries Agricultural Show will be held on Saturday 3rd August 2024 at The Showfield, Park Farm, New Abbey Road, Dumfries, DG2 7LU.  The gates will open at 9am.

Our trade stand, food festival, craft tent, sponsorship and advertising prices are now available.  For full information please see below.  Sponsorship and advertising prices can be found by clicking the link at the very bottom of the sponsorship section.

Our schedule of classes for the home & garden arts classes and walking stick classes is available here.

The schedule for dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses, sheep, goats, fleeces, unaffiliated Show Jumping and BSJA show jumping is now available by clicking here.

Unaffiliated Show Jumping

BSJA Show Jumping

Cattle entry form

Horse entry form

Sheep entry form

Goat entry form

Entries for beef cattle, horses, sheep and fleeces can be done online by clicking here

Dairy entries and goat entries can be made by email.  All entries will be accepted by post.

Prime Cattle – Classes 126 and 127 – the year should be 2023.

The Coloured Ryeland judge is Mr Nicholas Burton, Hawes

The second judge for Hunters (Ridden) is Ms Amanda Goldie, Lauder

The Juvenile Dairy judge is Mr Johnny Cousar, Craigie

The Kerry Hill judge is Mr Derek Steen, Moffat

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