We had a beautiful day for this year’s show. Sunny and very hot it certainly brought out the crowds and made for a pleasingly busy Showfield. The number of businesses showing their produce in the food festival this year was 28 in total. This part of the Show has really developed in recent years and serves to highlight local farm produce from farm to plate.
The craft tent was full with a record 60 stands and busy throughout the day. The Home Industries exhibits were particularly strong, probably as a result of the nice summer weather that coupled with the efforts and ingenuity of the exhibitors. It is especially pleasing to see the number of juniors entering
The livestock sections are a central part of Dumfries Show as always. We had large number of beef and dairy cattle which are a credit to the exhibitors we have in the south of Scotland The sheep section was also well represented with the stewards and handlers pretty busy all day (especially as the day grew hotter ). The goat tent too had a great turnout and is a unique attraction. Finally, the horse section had over 400 horses over the two days. Congratulations to all the livestock exhibitors for their efforts. The standard of stock shown is second to none at Dumfries and a great advert to the farming industry.
This year’s recipient of the J M Rome Award was Mr Stuart Fergusson who for many has been a great servant to the feed industry. He was a fitting recipient as Mitchel Rome at Kirkbog had been one of his first customers when he started his career with Wyllie’s feed merchants. There were also four long service medals awarded. A great achievement for those individuals providing great service and stability to both their families and employers
Annandale Estates were worthy recipients of the G M Thomson award.
Many thanks to the many sponsors of the show, the trade stands and livestock exhibitors without whom the Show would not be possible. Also, thank you to all the Directors, Stewards and Attending Members over the last year for their unstinting contribution and hard work which has ensured the smooth running of our Show.
Dumfries Show was held on Saturday 3rd August 2019. The Show included the Scottish Ryeland Group show. Entertainment included Jez Avery Stunt Team, The Sheep Show, Young Farmers Tug O’ War, a gymnastics display, Dumfries & Stewartry Foxhounds, the band Disfunctional and a vintage machinery display.
Results for 2019 can be found by clicking on Show Archive.
Details of the 2020 Show will appear here when they are available. The Show will be on Saturday 1st August from 9am to 5pm.
The Home and Garden Arts Schedule is now available. This includes classes for walking sticks. Paper copies will be available in January.
The prices for trade stands, the food festival, craft tent and adverts in the catalogue are now available. Details of the sponsorship packages can also be found below.