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 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.