What a difference a year can make. Dumfries Show 2014 was a very wet day in a relatively dry summer, whereas 2015 was a good day in a wet summer. Trade stand spaces were filled to capacity. Cattle and goat entries were on a par with the previous year and sheep entries were slightly up. Horse entries were in their usual high numbers which attracted a lot of spectators on both the Friday and Saturday of the Show.
The home and garden exhibits continue to expand with much enthusiasm from the entrants. There are many juvenile entries as well as adult entries which the public view with great interest on both the Friday and Saturday.
The food festival included the Farmers’ Market. It is very encouraging to see the quality of produce on display, all of which is locally produced.
The J M Rome awared was won by Graeme Fraser and one long service medal was presented.
Sincere thanks to our sponsors for their continued support of our show and to the trade stand and livestock exhibitors. Also to the directors, stewards and attending members who put in so much hard work to ensure the smooth running of the show.
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.