The Royal Three Counties Show 2023
ROYAL THREE COUNTIES SHOW
16 June 2023 – 18 June 2023
More information to follow when available
16 June 2023 – 18 June 2023
More information to follow when available
One of Scotland’s most loved outdoor agricultural events
The annual Royal Highland Show celebrates the best in farming, food and rural industry across Scotland. For four days in June, it offers fun for all ages including opportunities to get up close to farmyard animals, sample delicious and often locally produced food and drink, and experience rural living as never before.
Put on by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland and launched in 1822, the show initially moved around visiting different towns and regions of the country. In 1960, it settled in Edinburgh with the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston becoming a permanent home. 2022 marked the 200th anniversary for the Royal Highland Show and the return to a normal event after a two year hiatus because of Covid.
At each event day attendees can expect to see the finest livestock, witness incredible feats of skill and bravery in the forestry arena, feel the heat of the hot coals at the farrier displays, enjoy countryside pursuits, view spectacular show jumping, learn about rural crafts and inspect the vast lots of farm machinery across the showground as well as enjoying a line-up of live music and entertainment to captivate the whole family. In addition, shoppers are always spoiled for choice with a huge selection of country wares on offer, ranging from pet accessories and jewellery to art and garden furniture.
In 2019, the Royal Highland Show attracted nearly 200,000 people and boasted more than 5,000 animals – including 2,128 sheep, 2,200 horses and 1,101 beef and dairy cattle – competing for over 280 trophies and £170,000 in prize money.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Royal Highland Show was cancelled in 2020 and 2021, with a focus instead on bringing together the most-loved parts of the live show to take place behind closed doors at the showground and be live-streamed around the world.
The next Royal Highland Show will be between the dates of June 22nd to June 25th 2023.
The show has something for everyone, from competitions to shopping, live music and tasty food and drinks – It’s the one place you can meet, touch, smell, taste and take home the best in the country.
We’ve moved our tickets completely online… no more paper tickets, no more buying tickets on the door.
All tickets bought for the Royal Highland Show 2023 must be bought online and through our official ticket provider SEE tickets. Please bring with you your digital ticket to be scanned on entry to the showground.
NO tickets will be available on the door so please plan ahead of time and purchase the tickets for the day you wish to attend the show.
Use postal code EH28 8NB for satellite navigation. Within easy reach of the city centre, the Royal Highland Centre is located next to Edinburgh International Airport, which is just minutes from the M8 and M9. The RHC sits off Glasgow Road (A8) between Newbridge roundabout and the A8/airport roundabout. Access to the Royal Highland Centre is from A8/Airport roundabout on to Eastfield Road. From there, signposts provide directions to the venue along Fairview Road onto Ingliston Road. Parking is available on site for more than 6,000 cars.
Date: 4th July 2023
Location: Tynan Estate, Co Armagh
Following the disappointing postponement from 2021 due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic NSA Sheep Northern Ireland will next take place on the 4th July 2023 at Tynan Estate, Co Armagh by kind permission of Kate Kingan and Peter Mant.
The 2023 event hopes to follow on from the event in 2019 which saw a number of successful attractions and competitions return as well as useful seminars and workshops providing up to date information on the UK sheep sector as well as hands on practical advice.
Kate and Peter have taken the estate back into farming themselves and have been keen to improve and enhance the farming element of the estate. They have become part of The NI Sheep Programme described below.
Northern Ireland Sheep Programme:
The Northern Ireland Sheep Programme was launched in May 2019 at Balmoral Show. The programme is a joint collaboration between CAFRE, Dunbia and the Irish Farmers Journal. The aim of the three-year programme is to increase the profitability of participating farmers through technological transfer and the adoption of the latest research advancements and management practices.
There are 9 participating farmers and the farms deliver a good geographical spread in sheep strongholds.
The farms also reflect the diverse nature of the sheep sector, with significant variation in flock size, systems operated, land type and breed profile.
The programme will be very much applicable to farmers in Northern Ireland, Ireland and across Britain. Those interested will be able to follow developments and learn about each farm through the Irish Farmers Journal media platforms, with coverage ramping up in the coming weeks. CAFRE and Dunbia events will also provide updates and longer term there will be an opportunity for farm visits.
The British Berrichon Sheep Society Early First Choice Sale Schedule
Rams, Ram Lambs,
Yearling Ewes & Ewe Lambs
Saturday 8th July 2023
Worcester Livestock Market
Thursday 8th June 2023
Plans are now underway for the 164th Great Yorkshire Show which will take place from Tuesday 11 – Friday 14 July 2023.
The Great Yorkshire Show is known as one of the best agricultural shows in the UK, welcoming 140,000 people to the 250-acre showground.
The four-day show celebrates agriculture, food, farming and the countryside, with a respect for tradition while welcoming new additions.
Expect show jumping with some of the best riders in the country competing including in the prestigious Cock O The North.
There are the best in Britain competing across the judging rings including cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, pigeons, and poultry.
There’s cutting-edge machinery and farming equipment showcased in the Lely stand and within the machinery lines.
And we have hives and honey, forestry, a fabulous food hall, cookery demos, a garden show and countryside pursuits.
There really is something for everyone, of every age and we look forward to welcoming you to our showground next July!
Tickets for 2023 are now available to purchase.
The timetable of events has not yet been confirmed. If you are looking to book for a specific class or event we advise you to wait until the daily programme is confirmed, which is likely to be April 2023.
We will be updating the website in January 2023.
The pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar, the Royal Welsh Show…
Along with an exciting four days of livestock and equine competitions, with entries travelling from far and wide to compete, the show has something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays.
Please note: With the exception of assistance dogs, dogs are not permitted within the showground perimeter fence during the Royal Welsh Show.
The next Royal Welsh Show will be on Monday 24th July – Thursday 27th July 2023.
Entries Close for Carlisle Sale, which will take place on 25th August 2023
Every year our Main Ring holds some amazing events to keep all visitors to the show enthralled and entertained.
As well as our Horse Competitions, Grand Parade of Prize Winning Animals, Vintage/Classic Car & Tractor, 2022 brings one of the UK’s top Stunt Bike Shows and more…
The Livestock & Equine at the Brecon County Show are one of the highlights for many visitors. This is, after all, a “proper” agricultural show.
People travel from all over the country to have their cattle, sheep, horses, ponies, donkeys and goats compete here, which ensures a high quality and good standard of competition.
The animals themselves are hugely impressive. And to see how well they are cared for and the amount of work that goes into that care is also quite something to behold.
The Countryside Area’s Ring features a variety of different demonstrations and displays throughout the day. From Ferret Racing to Gun Dog Displays and Falconry, the Countryside Area of the Show is not to be missed. There will be opportunities to meet the demonstrators, have a go at fly fishing as well as saying hello to ferrets too.
Visit the NEW Woodland Arena which is a great spot to see traditional craftsmen at work. The craftsmen in this area are happy to talk about their craft and skills..
Brecon County Show promotes local produce. You can sample delights from the local and national producers in our Food Hall or a sit down three-course lunch in the food marquee or why not try one of the food stand areas which sells everything from burgers to doughnuts.
There really is something for everyone to enjoy, from award-winning ice cream, hog roast, fish & chips, freshly made pizza, burgers, cakes and tea and coffee…
Outside bar if you like a little tipple or two, including indoor members, bar both serving a variety of soft and alcohol drinks..
There are over 200 trade stands situated all over the showground. From farm and plant machinery to crafts, food and fashion, you’re sure to find something of interest.
For around six thousand years, sheep shearing and wool production has been an important part of this country’s sheep industry.
And you can see just how it’s done, at the Brecon County Show. It’s fascinating to watch and features some of the best exponents of the art in the county. Knowledgeable commentators will guide you through what is happening, as the action unfolds.
The Brecon County Show is proud to introduce a family-friendly animal environment for children & adults alike! Please note all children should be under supervision at all times, for absolute safety.
Secretary Mr Peter James
Brecknockshire Agricultural Society
Ffrwdgrech Industrial Estate,
Telephone: +44 (0) 1874 611 881
Registered Charity No. 1107710
Click Here for directions to Show Office
Click Here for directions to Showground
Dumfries Show 2023 will be held on Saturday 5th August at The Showfield, Park Farm, Dumfries, DG2 7LU. Details will appear here in due course.
The schedule for the classes in the home & garden arts and walking sticks is now available by clicking here. There is a mistake in class 733 (Junior section 7 to 10 year old). It should be 3 pieces of flapjack.
The prices for trade stands, sponsorship and adverts in the catalogue will be available at the end of January/beginning of February.
The schedule for dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses, ponies, Clydesdales, sheep and goats will be available at the end of May/beginning of June.
The Show Field
Secretary – Miss Susan Bicket
15 Fruid’s Park Ave, Annan,
Dumfriesshire, DG12 6AY
01461 201 199
Charity Number: SCO15512
Pedigree Berrichon sheep
Sale of Males & Females
M V Accredited
Friday 25th August 2023
Borderway Mart, Carlisle
Show at 9.30 am – Sale at 1.30 pm
27th July 2023
The British Berrichon Sheep Society
Tel:+44 (0)1989 770071