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Royal Isle of Wight County Show Postponement

The organising committee of the Royal Isle of Wight County Show has today announced the postponement of this year’s show due to the increased threat of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Following the Government’s guidance, it is likely that COVID-19 will still be very active within our community in June so it was felt it is the most responsible action to reschedule the Show to protect our visitors, volunteers, exhibitors [...]

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Why not bid on a pig at the County Show!

Don’t be chicken – if you’re mad about animals, and have the space, then why not bid on a pig at the County Show? The Royal Isle of Wight County Show takes place on Sunday 30th August, and for the first time ever, there’s the opportunity to buy livestock. The quickfire auction will hosted by professional auctioneer Charlie Coleman from Frome Livestock Auctioneers. “Try and stand really still, unless you [...]

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: Tickets|

Top 10 things to do at the County Show

It’s the Royal Isle of Wight County Show on Sunday 30 August – but with 35 acres of activities to choose from, where do you start? The Show’s Chairman, Graham Biss, has put together a ‘Top 10’ to get you going. “Let us entertain you!” says Graham. “All we ask is that you get here early, when the gates open at 9am, so you can pack everything in!” 1. Mooove [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: Headline act, Tickets|

Everything’s ‘sheep shape’ for the County Show!

As Chairman of the County Show, it’s Graham Biss’s job to ensure that everything is ‘sheep shape’. And he’s pleased to report that his team are on track to put on ‘the show of the summer’ on Sunday 30 August. The Royal Isle of Wight County Show promises to be a ‘right rural day out’ with animal parades, falconry displays, and lots of activities including clay pigeon shooting and tractor [...]

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Tickets|

Holy cow, not long til the County Show!

Get a moooove on and get your tickets now for the County Show! The Royal Isle of Wight County Show takes place on Sunday 30 August giving you the chance to meet all kinds of farm animals, including some prize winning Guernsey cows. You can get up close to three of these beauties from the Island’s Briddlesford Lodge Herd. They’ll be there to meet the public and you can watch [...]

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Tickets|

Bargain hunters should buy a bus ticket in advance!

You can grab a bargain when you come by bus! To celebrate the 120th County Show on Sunday 30 August, Southern Vectis will be offering £10 off their Group Rover – it will cost just £15 for up to five people to have UNLIMITED travel for 24 hours. Don't forget to bring the dog, as dogs are welcome on all Southern Vectis buses - and then you can enter our [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Tickets|

Have a look around…

Fancy getting a sneak preview of the Royal Isle of Wight County Show without leaving your armchair? Here's a video we prepared earlier, showing all the fun at 2017's show. Enjoy!

By |May 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Working with the Island’s schoolchildren

We are delighted to be working with over 200 school children across the Island. The kids will be helping us to decorate the showground and we look forward to showing you their work soon. They will be designing posters, creating models of chickens and ducks from recycled materials, decorating the giant 'Village Green' letters and making scarecrows. They are also being encouraged to take part in events on the [...]

By |April 5th, 2019|Categories: Schools|

Welcome to the 120th show!

We are delighted to announce that the 120th Royal Isle of Wight County Show will take place at the County Showground in Northwood on Sunday 30th August. We have lots of fun events that you can read about on this website and we're super excited about our very special guests this year. But right now, the headline act is a secret and wild horses couldn't drag it out of [...]

By |April 5th, 2019|Categories: Headline act|

Online tickets available now

For the first time in our 186 year history, we are offering online ticket sales! Get your tickets in advance and guarantee that you'll be at the most memorable show of the summer. You'll also get a chunky discount. Tickets for adults will be £12.50 at the gate - or £11 online. Under 16s go free! We have kept prices low to ensure that you can have a great [...]

By |April 5th, 2019|Categories: Tickets|

Supporting young people with scholarships

Proceeds from The Royal Isle of Wight County Show will be spent on bursaries and grants to support young people who want to gain skills in the agricultural sector. The Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society's Rural Careers Fund is a scheme which offers financial support to people aged under 25 (and exceptionally, older) to gain relevant qualifications or skills. There are two categories of award from the fund: Scholarships [...]

By |April 4th, 2019|Categories: Scholarships|




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