Specialist Show Areas

The Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show is made up of a number of competitive areas, some run by the Society and others organized by specialist societies and organizations:

Horticultural and Homecraft Show

Competitive classes for Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Floral Decoration, Homecrafts, Preserves, Wines & Cordials, Handicrafts, Photography and Children’s Classes.

Art Show

Twelve competitive classes for amateur artists, with many of the exhibits being offered for sale after judging.


The Livestock Schedule contains 300 classes.

  • HORSES & PONIES –including In hand, Ridden & Working Hunters, Coloured Horses, Potential Event & Riding Club Horse, M&M In hand & Ridden classes. Heavy Horse & Private Driving, plus affiliated Show Jumping.
  • CATTLE – beef, dairy and calf classes with breed sections for Holstein, Angus, Hereford, Devon, Simmental, Dexters and more.
  • SHEEP with a total of 17 different breed & type sections. All areas have classes for youngsters to encourage future show exhibitors.  There are also classes for Grain & Fodder

Show Dog Section

(Under Kennel Club Rules)
Schedules will be available from:

Miss J Cleal, Runaways Cottage, Ring Street, Stalbridge Dorset DT10 2LZ
Tel: 01963 364434

B.S.J.A. Show Jumping

Poultry Section

Dorset & Wilts Poultry Society’s Annual Show
Schedule will be available from:
Mr Paul Tory – 07730 527202pjt@fowlerfortescue.co.uk

Honey Show

Now part of the Horticultural & Homecraft Show

Rabbit Section

Frome & District Association
Schedules will be available from:
Mrs. C. Ransome, 4 Winbrook Hill, Zeals, Warminster BA12 6ND.
Tel: 01747 840539