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 us. We know you’ll be chomping at the bit, but you’ll have to wait for more information! Hold tight… it will be worth it!

Graham Biss, Chairman of The Royal Isle of Wight County Show, hopes to attract record numbers of Islanders and beat last year’s total of 6,000 visitors:

“This is the 120th show – and we think it will be the best ever! We can’t wait to reveal our headline attraction… but in the meantime, please save the date!

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  • The very first Agricultural Show was held in 1833.

  • Queen Victoria was a regular at the show and exhibited her sheep. She gave the show its prestigious Royal title.

  • In 1967, the show moved to the County Showground, Northwood, where we’re still based – and it was opened by the Governor of the Island, Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

  • The show has always been a big part of Island life. Schoolchildren used to be given the day off school to attend the event.
  • The show hasn’t taken part every year due to foot and mouth – but that’s thankfully in the past.

  • We’ll be celebrating the the 120th magnificent show in 2019. Come and join us!