It is a traditional agricultural show held on the first Saturday in August each year. Dumfries, being primarily a livestock producing area, prides itself on the quality of the livestock on display, with the quality of dairy, beef and sheep sections second to none.
There is a very large and growing horse section with an extensive array of different classes. It has BSJA affiliation and is a qualifier for Blair Atholl.
The show has an enthusiastic goat section, including milking trials.
There are also sections for the home and garden industries, stick making, a large craft fair, a food festival with cookery theatre, a very popular and growing cheese competition which is the only one in Scotland outside the Highland Show and a young farmers section as well as a huge array of stands throughout the showfield.
We aim to put on an entertaining, educational show in a safe environment for all the family whether they be involved in farming or not.
Come and enjoy a great day out.
This year the Show is being held on Saturday 3rd August. We will be hosting the Scottish National Ryeland Show and there are classes for Shetland Sheep. Entries for dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses, Clydesdales, sheep, fleeces and goats are now closed. Please see the schedule for unaffiliated show jumping, BSJA show jumping and home and garden arts for their closing dates.
Entertainment will include Jez Avery, the return of The Sheep Show, Daffy Dill, a vintage machinery display, face painting, the band Disfunctional and Dumfries & Stewartry Foxhounds.
The home and garden arts schedule including the classes for walking sticks is available below.
Our prices for trade stands, the craft tent, food festival, adverts and sponsorship packages are now available. Please see the trade stands section for full details.
TRADE STAND EXHIBITORS – For health and safety please make sure there is no tripping hazard at the entrance doors. If you have flooring there must be a sloping wedge to make sure no one can trip on it.