Hasty reconfiguration of space and tents has been made to accommodate the overwhelming support from farmers and smallholders hailing not only from across the southeast but from as far afield as Northumberland, Yorkshire, Wales and the West Country.
The organisers of this year’s Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show have reported record entries to our livestock competitions at our August Bank Holiday show.
Hasty reconfiguration of space and tents has been made to accommodate the overwhelming support from farmers and smallholders hailing not only from across the south east but from as far afield as Northumberland, Yorkshire, Wales and the West Country.
Calculations show this will be by far the largest gathering of show stock in the south east this year, with stewards preparing for around 1,000 sheep, 300 cows and calves, 200 pigs and 50 goats. Our great-natured show marks the end of a long summer for farmers who convene at the Lingfield show site for a weekend of competition and catching up.
One of the few shows that’s still organised by farmers, our classes have adapted to ensure that young people can be fully involved and that youngstock too can compete in a broad selection of breed classes. For 2022 our show has attracted national pig breed championships for the Oxford Sandy & Blacks and for the Kunekunes, as well as adding new sheep classes for Welsh Badger Face sheep and the reintroduction of a fleece competition.
A word from our Show Chairman, local farmer Louise Young:
“We were genuinely astonished, but incredibly proud, when these strong entries started flooding in. Our team works so hard to make a welcoming environment with quality competition for show stock. It makes for a very impressive display for our visitors and helps ensure we retain our credibility with farmers as a show that’s stood by its traditional values. I can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the show later this month”.