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.

View our Horticultural Schedule here and get our Entry Form here.

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, Riding Club Horse & Pony, M&M In hand & Ridden classes. Heavy Horse & Private Driving, plus affiliated Show Jumping.
  • CATTLE – beef, dairy and calf classes with breed sections include Dairy, 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

Long Service Awards

This award is open to all employees who have worked on the same farm or business or for the same family and who is still in employment or has retired in the last 12 months.

Apply here