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Visitor Information

 A fantastic day out for the whole family. 

You'll find plenty to do and there's something for everyone!



Show ground opens 9am and closes 6pm.

Adults £5, Seniors Citizen £3 & KIDS GO FREE!

FREE car parking - FREE courtesy bus  -  How to get there

Take part in the Show

Come along and see the cattle, sheep and ponies close up.
Have a gander at the various breeds of bantams, ducks and geese in our Poultry Show.

We welcome everyone to enter our Dog Show.

From 2pm onwards, children can enter their pet dogs into the following novelty classes:

  • Best fancy dressed dog/s & handler
  • Any variety dog 45cm & under
  • Any variety dog over 45cm
  • Dog judge would most like to take home
  • Dog with the waggiest tail
  • Dog that performs best trick
  • Dog with happiest expression

Pop into our Industrial Shed where you will find a wide selection of home baking, handcrafts and flower arranging. 

Why not even enter our competition – check out our Industrial Schedule. We also have the following children classes:

Aged 5 years & under

  • Handprint Picture
  • Favourite Novelty Sock

Aged 6 years – 10 years

  • Miniature Showfield in Swiss Roll Tin
  • 3 Truffles
  • Article of Craft

Aged 11 years – 14 years

  • Hand Painted Stone
  • 3 Choc Chip Cookies
  • Article of Craft

Afternoon Entertainment

There will be afternoon entertainment from:

  • The Strathaven Pipe Band
  • The Morag Fraser Highland Dancing
  • Avon Valley Vintage Power Tractor Parade


Attractions include:

  • Ore Country Terriors
  • Working horse demonstration
  • Avon Valley Falconry - Birds of Prey

For the kids to enjoy:

  • Uncle Billy, Children's Entertainer
  • Mini Fair with Inflatable Slide, and Bouncy Castle 

Craft Stalls and Trade Stands:

  • Why not do a spot of shopping in our craft tent where jewellery, handmade cards, photography and much more will be on display.
  • Take a wander around the trade stands and chat to some of our local suppliers and businesses.

Grand Prize Draw

On the lead up to and on the day of the show, tickets for our Grand Prize Draw can be purchased from the secretary or any committee member. Ticket price is £1 and will be drawn on show day after the livestock prizegiving.

If you buy one of our raffle tickets, you will be in with a chance of winning one of the following cash prizes-

  • 1st Prize £150.00
  • 2nd Prize £100.00
  • 3rd Prize £50.00
  • And many more prizes


The Catering Marquee is open throughout the day with a wide selection of freshly prepared hot and cold food and drinks on sale.

Thortonhall Farmhouse Ice Creams will also be on sale.

Next to the Catering Marquee is our Licensed Bar serving alcoholic refreshments from 11am to 6pm. Please note, no under 18 year old will be allowed into the bar area and I.D will be required

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