The Best Country Shows in Summer 2019

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There’s no better way to get a feel for the county you live in than attending a summer country show. Discover delights from local tradesmen and producers, farm animals and watch adrenaline filled stunt displays at a country fair taking place near you…

Festival of Dogs

Framlingham College 13-14 April, Weald Country Park5-6 May & 28-29 September, Eaton Park Norwich 18-19 May, Thetford 1-2 June, Foxhall Park 19-20 October

Calling all dog lovers! Bring your furry friend along for a fun family day out as the Festival of Dogs pops up across the region this summer. There’s plenty of have-a-go agility courses, the scurry, Dogs Have Talent contest and fun dog shows including waggist tail, most handsome dog and dog who looks most like their owner to name a few!

East Anglian Game and Country Fair, 27-28 April

Euston Hall, Euston, Thetford


A family-friendly event with country pursuits, food and drink, crafts, demos, a dog show and more.

Alde Valley Spring Festival, 27-29 April

White House Farm, Great Glemham

A celebration of food, culture, landscape and farming.

The Weald Park Country Show & Festival of Dogs, 5-6 May

Brentwood, Essex

This show gest bigger and better every year! Expect lively and talented displays such as Motorbike Stunts, Heavy Horses, Falconry and Rural Crafters. There’s also celebrity chefs, a food festival with over 40 small producers and children’s activities. The show is combined with The Festival of Dogs. Great fun for owners and their pets, it features over 22 classes a day, agility, Dogs Have Got Talent, displays and more.

DogFest, 11-12 May

Knebworth House, Hertfordshire

This amazing weekend once again promises a packed schedule of celebrity appearances and expert talks, jaw-dropping dog displays, educational sessions and fun activities where the public – and their dogs – can join in. Everything is geared towards celebrating the amazing bond between dogs and people and promoting animal welfare.

Click here to WIN a family pass to DogFest

The Norfolk Country Show, 18-19 May

Eaton Park, Norwich

A traditional country show with plenty to see and do! There’s crafts, livestock, displays, food and drink, gardening and ring events. There are some newly added zones for 2019 too!

Hertfordshire County Show, 25-26 May

The Showground, Dunstable Road, Redbourn, Herts

Hertfordshire County Show is one of the biggest family days out in the county, offering free attractions, local food and drink, and a ‘not on the high street’ shopping experience.

The Suffolk Show, 29-30 May

Trinity Park, Ipswich

The event showcases the best of Suffolk’s food, farming and agricultural heritage.


St Albans Steam and Country Show, 1-2 June

Oaklands College (Smallford Campus), Hatfield Road, St Albans

A full day’s entertainment will be available for everyone. In addition to the old engines and farm equipment, there will be stalls, a fairground and refreshments including a licensed bar. Demonstrations will be set up to show how the old equipment was used in days gone by.

Cambridgeshire County Show, 2 June

Wimpole Home Farm, SG8 0BW

From farm animals to fairground rides, the best of local food, drink and crafts, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. View vintage tractors, trade stands and stop by the Main Ring for exciting events including stunt-bike entertainment! Celebrating its 20th anniversary, visitors to the show will be able to see large eagles flying, cheeky terriers racing, American quarter horses prancing, sheep dogs and Young Farmers Clubs’ competing plus much more. Farm robot Tom, part of a ground-breaking trial at Wimpole Home Farm, and a mini remote controlled Tomlet will also be making its UK premiere! Dogs welcome too, and there’s free car parking!

Cambridge Town & Country Fair, 8-9 June

Parker’s Piece, Cambridge

All day entertainment will include historical re-enactments, birds of prey flying displays, terrier racing, children’s entertainers, a petting pen and the goat show with the chance to bottle feed lambs and kids!

The Game Fair, 26-28 July

Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

Celebrating British field sports and country life, The Game Fair is a fun-filled family day out, featuring gundog handling, clay shooting, archery, fishing, falconry and ferreting.  Visitors can also enjoy a host of food, drink and shopping stalls, as well as outdoor activities including off-road driving. There is something for everyone!

Steam, Crafts & Country Life Fair, 10-11 August

Knebworth House, Herts

This fair isn’t just for motoring enthusiasts, there’s something for the whole family. Steam & other Vintage Vehicles will feature alongside entertaining displays, historical re-enactments, a medieval village, children’s entertainers, food and drink marquees and plenty of farmyard animals. Don’t miss your chance to bottle feed the lambs! On the Sunday the event will host the Companion Dog Show – bring along your canine friend and have a go!

Fenland Country Fair, 25-26 August

Stow cum Quy Park, Cambridge

A celebration of Britain’s countryside, the jam-packed programme of events includes demonstrations, displays, rural crafts, sporting pursuits, vintage cars and tractors, gundog competition and more. There’s also the chance to browse and shop national retailers of country clothing, equipment and crafts, alongside locally grown produce. This is one outdoor event not to be missed!

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