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Thrill seeker, shopaholic or sheep fancier, this year’s Yeovil Show has it all

The Yeovil Show organisers are anticipating that in excess of 20,000 Somerset residents will be making Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July a firm date for their diaries.  But it’s not just us humans who will be flocking through the gates over the show weekend.  Around 2,000 animals are expected to flood in too, including cattle, sheep, goats, heavy horses as well as 1,000 dogs preparing to compete in one of the premier dog events to take place in the South West of England and a qualifier for Crufts, The Yeovil & District Canine Society Dog Show. 

5 reasons to be at The Yeovil Show

  • It’s the fastest growing agricultural show in the South West
  • It takes place the weekend before the summer school holidays – so be prepared for a party atmosphere- and don’t forget that all kids go free! 
  • Sumptuous food and drink from local Somerset producers in one dedicated food court. 
  • Titan the Robot – need we say more?

 7 of this year’s must see and dos:

  •  Scurry Racing in the main ring – always a favourite as these daredevil teams navigate their way through a complex course of cones at breakneck speed.
  •  Four legs can be as exciting as two wheels, as demonstrated by the terrier and ferret racing in the Countryside Arena.  
  •  Love shopping? Where else can you pick up a conservatory from our sponsors Southern Conservatories Ltd, a shiny new car or a pair of ducks all under one roof?
  •  The one with the waggiest tail – you can witness and even enter (if you have a suitably happy four legged friend) ‘The Waggiest Tail’ dog show class which takes place on both days 
  •  The Cossack Stunt Riders – prepare to swoon at these gorgeous daring horsemen who perform breath taking, acrobatic feats on the back of these beautiful beasts. 
  •  Stick around for the amazing hot air balloon launch which will go up and up and away from the main ring on Saturday evening at xx.00 sharp. 
  •  A fly past by one of the two remaining air-worthy Lancaster Bombers in the world (Sunday only).

Tough Farmers

The Yeovil Show will be the first in the South West to host a tough farmer competition.  Watch 8 teams of four plus a dog get down and dirty as they battle it out for this prestigious title . Each heat of the competition will present them with a new challenge from pulling tractors with their bare hands, to jumping gates and electric fences (ouch), rolling tyres and even apple bobbing – oh and they’ll have water sprayed at them and much thrown at them mercilessly along the way.  It’s a must see.