Derbyshire County Show

(Derbyshire Festivals and Shows)

Locko Park
DE72 3RY
01332 793068

25th June 2017


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We order the sunshine, well most of the time, to complement the many attractions of a Traditional County Show. Every year the organisers put a tremendous amount of thought and effort into the attractions for you the public to enjoy. 2017 will be no exception. So whether it's the children, Mums and Dads, Grannies and Grandads – we are certain that you will have a day out to remember.


Horses, horses and more horses:

For those of you who particularly enjoy the horse sections of the show we are pleased to announce:

Light Horse Classes
Commencing at 7.30am with a range of classes.

Private Driving – Carriage Driving
Derbyshire County Show is very proud that we have a magnificent entry of private driving competitors each year.

Ladies Hunter Side Saddle Final
The pure timing and elegance of this picturesque class, presented by both horse and rider is a wonderful sight to behold.

Light Horse and Ponies
See the variety of horses and ponies from the tiny Shetlands to the gallant Ridden Hunters. There are all types of breeds ranging from Arabs to Mountain and Moorland, Palominos to Welsh ponies. See the beautifully turned out horses whose owners and riders have spent so much time preparing for the event.
All enquiries in respect of the Light Horse Section to Miss Emma Rushton 0115 8542710 (no calls after 9pm please) or via email: –

Various classes will be taking place during the day in the Showjumping arena. For details of the 2016 classes, please click on the Application Button – details will be available in the early part of 2016.

Heavy Horse Turnouts
Turnouts are horses in harness pulling a vehicle, farming machine or implement. Up until the introduction of the mobile engine, all road transport was pulled by horses – milk floats, bread vans, removal vans and the like. Do not miss these magnificently rebuilt and restored vehicles, not to mention the beautiful animals.

Vintage Cars
For those who prefer, there is the magic about our motoring history, which never ceases to kindle an interest in both the younger and older generation. The young inquisitive about its mystique, whilst the old languish about a part of days gone by. We are proud to present, from the majestic Rolls Royce to the humble Austin 7, a superb range of vintage motor cars restored and pristine, all in showroom condition.

Vintage Tractors, Engines and Motorcycles
A fascinating parade of tractors, lorries, steam engines, machinery and motorcycles from a bygone era all lovingly restored by genuine enthusiasts. Their static display is situated in the Countryside Area.

Dog Show
A Companion Dog Show held under Kennel Club Regulations.

The Horticultural and Floral Art Section
We are very fortunate that the late Mr. William Gamble, a former Governor of the Society, has in the past offered sponsorship to support the Horticultural Trade Exhibits. Because of this generosity we have been able to offer free space to our Horticultural Exhibitors and improve the prize money to the Floral Art

The June date for the show means that we are able to see the pick of the season's blooms helping us maintain the high standards achieved in previous years and we look forward to renewing old acquaintances and welcoming new friends both exhibitors and spectators alike.

The Rabbit Section
Why not turn your spare time into a very enjoyable hobby, like we have. You meet different people, go to places you would never think of going to, and there you spend a very nice day.
We have on show many different breeds, some old ones and some new ones. If you are not sure what they are just ask the Secretary, or anyone with a stewards badge, and I'm sure you will find them very helpful and of course, if you only want a pet, there's always someone with something in the shed at home that maybe suitable, if not they usually know someone with the breed you want, so please come and have alook round.

Feather Section
The Poultry Section of the Derbyshire County Show has a wonderful selection of Poultry, Ducks, Pigeon and other fancy fowl.

Bee Section
Bees and Honey. The Derbyshire Beekeepers Association will put on an exhibition showing beekeeping from the past and present. The usual exhibits of different hives showing their constituent parts. A single frame observation hive, which is designed to show visitors a cross sectional view of bees at work will be one of our main attractions. We shall also have a large variety of Derbyshire honey for sale. Stewards will be available to discuss the fundamentals of beekeeping to beginners and people who would like to take up the craft.

Craft and Retail
The Craft and Retail marquees will once again be full of all manner of local artists and craftsmen as well as those from further a field. The exhibitors have an astonishing array of products ranging from jewellery to decorative to animal portraits to soft furnishings.

The Scaddows Farm Shop 'Food Hall'
Visiting the food hall is a unique opportunity to see, sample and buy a variety of traditional and exotic foods. Local and international suppliers are happy to display their wares for you. Usually there is an agreement to 'buy now and collect later'. This enables you to walk around the showground unhampered by your purchases.

Cattle, Sheep and Shires
The Livestock Committee puts on a wide range of cattle and sheep classes to cover breed society's recommendations. The section also has classes for the heavy horse, the ridden heavy horse and an agricultural turnout.

Cavy Section
Cavies [guinea pigs] are a very popular pet for all ages and most are surprised by the variety of breeds and colours. Exhibitors will be happy to answer visitor's questions and some will have surplus stock with them available to the right homes.

Other attractions around the showground

Derbyshire Federation of Women's Institutes
There will be demonstrations of various skills, children can make a ladybird or decorate a biscuit and country markets will have a selection of homemade cakes, jams and crafts together with some lovely plants for you to purchase. WI Advisers will be on hand to tell you more about our inspiring organisation, now in its second century.
Whatever the weather brings on the day we will have hot and cold drinks, along with a selection of sandwiches and cakes in the refreshment area. We look forward to welcoming you into our marquee!

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