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Dates for the Diary

We hope this page helps with your planning for this year's agricultural shows, whether you are a regular exhibitor or just enjoy watching high quality livestock competitions. Details of each event can be obtained from the relevant website.

A list of wool events is shown below the list of shows.

Agricultural Shows 2023

This information is subject to change. Please check dates and details on the show’s website.

Shows with Portland classes are shown in bold.


1st                         North Somerset

6th                        Neilston Agricultural Show

10th / 13th             Balmoral Show, Northern Ireland

13th                       Ayr Show

18th /20th              Devon County Show

20th                       Fife Show

20th / 21st             Welsh Smallholders

21st                       Woodhall Spa Country Show

27th                      Heathfield and District Agri Show

27th                      Cothi Bridge Show

27th                      Northumberland County Show

27th                      Great Harwood Show

27th / 28th            Hertfordshire County Show

29th                      Sherborne Castle Show, Portland Breed Classes

31st / 1st June        Suffolk Show

31st / 1st June        Staffordshire County Show, Portland Breed Classes, and PSBG Premier Show



1st / 3rd                 Royal Bath and West Show

3rd                        Kenilworth show, Portland Breed Classes

4th                        Rutland Show

9th / 11th               South of England Show, Ardingley

10th                       Cumberland Show

16th /18th               Three Counties Show, Portland Breed Classes

20th / 21st              Royal Cheshire County Show

23rd                       Aberystwyth & Ceredigion Show

21st / 22nd              Lincolnshire Show

22nd / 25th             Royal Highland Show

25th                       Malton show

25th                       Blaston Show, Portland shield given in the Rare-Breed class

25th                       Derbyshire county Show (may be Portland classes)

28th / 29th             Royal Norfolk Show

30th / 1st July         Omagh show



1st / 2nd                  Cotswold show

1st                           Skelton Show

1st                           Hanbury Countryside Show

                               Leicestershire County show (to be Confirmed)

8th                          Liskeard Show

8th                          Newport Show

8th                          Tendring Show

8th / 9th                  Royal Isle of Wight County show

9th / 10th                 Ashby Show

11th / 14th                Great Yorkshire Show

14th / 15th                Caithness show

15th                         Alrewas Show

16th                         Bishops Wilton show

19th                         Driffield show

22nd                         Penrith show

22nd                         Sutherland show

22nd                         Banchory show

22nd                         Mid Devon Show

22nd                         Aldborough and Boroughbridge show

24th / 27th                Royal Welsh Show

25th /27th                 New Forest & Hampshire show, Portland classes (Southern Premier Show)

25th                         Ryedale show

26th                         Nantwich show

27th                         Launceston Show

27th                         Shropshire County Agri Show

29th / 30th               Heckington Show

30th                         Totnes and District Show

30th / 31st                 Turriff show



1st / 2nd                    Fermanagh County show

2nd                           North Devon Agri Show

3rd                            Cartmel Agri Show

3rd                            Burwarton show

5th                            Brecon County show

5th                            Osmotherley show

5th                            Garstang Show, Preston

5th                            Berwickshire County show

5th                            Cockermouth Show

5th                            Emley show, West Yorkshire

5th                            Dumfries show

9th                            Camelford Agri Show

9th                            Vale of Glamorgan show

9th                            Ashover show

10th                          Grantown show

10th                          Oakhampton show, Devon

2nd week                   Aberfeldy show and Games (The Atholl & Breadalbane Agri show)

11th / 12th                  Royal Manx Agri show

12th                          Ellingham and Ringwood show, Portland breed classes

12th                           Halifax Agricultural show

12th                           Mid-Argyll show

12th                           Sloe Llanfyllin show

12th                           Chertsey show

13th                          The Peeblesshire Agricultural Society show

13th                          Tullamore show

13th                          Ripley Show

13th                          Dalston Show

16th / 17th                Gillingham and Shaftesbury show

16th / 17th                Pembrokeshire Agri show

17th                         Brough Agri show

18th                         Dunster show

19th                         Gargrave show, Yorkshire Dales

19th                         Ashbourne show

19th                         Fillongley show

20th                         Mid Somerset show

20th                         Mirfield Agri show

20th                         Monmouthshire show

24th                         Holsworthy and Stratton show

24th                         Melplash Show, Portland breed class

26th                         Wensleydale show

26th                         Moffat show

26th / 27th                Egham Royal show

26th                         Weardale show

27th /28th                 Edenbridge and Oxted Agri show

28th                         Reeth show

28th                         Glendale show

28th                         The Aylsham Norfolk show

31st                          Bucks County show



2nd                        Alresford Agri show, Hampshire

2nd                        Morton in Marsh show

2nd / 3rd                Dorset County show, Portland breed classes

2nd / 3rd                Wolsingham show, County Durham

8th / 9th                Melton Mowbray Show and Sale, Portland breed classes

9th                        Bowes Agri show, County Durham

9th                         Findon sheep fair and village festival, Portland breed classes

9th                         Frome Agriculture and Cheese show

9th                        Henley Farm and Country show

9th                        The Romsey show

9th                        Hodder Valley show

9th                        Usk show, Monmouthshire

9th / 10th               Stanhope show

13/14th                  Westmorland County Show, Portland Breed classes

16th / 17th             Royal Berkshire show

21st                       Flintham show, North Yorkshire

23rd                      Stokesley show, North Yorkshire

24th                      Nidderdale show

30th                      Grandsden show

Wool Events 2023

4th/5th March -Yorkshire Yarn Festival

Date to be confirmed- Edinburgh Yarn Festival

11th/12th March - Dornoch Fibre Fest

18th/19th March - Fibre Quest Fernhill Farm, Somerset

25th March - Perth Fest of Yarn

26th/27th March - East Anglia Yarn Festival, Norwich NR6 6JA

1st/2nd April - Spring into Wool, Leeds LS17 8GS

 April - National Wool Show, Coventry

22rd/23th April - Wonderwool Wales, Royal Welsh Showground LD2 3SY

11th/12th May - Buxton Wool Gathering, Derbyshire SK17 6BE

13th/14th May - Wool @ Junction 13, Staffordshire ST19 5RE

10th June - Cambridge Yarn Festival

Dates to be Confirmed - Leeds Wool Festival, Leeds LS12 2QF

10th/12th June - Darlington Wool Fair, Darlington

TBC  June - The Wool Monty, Fly DSA Arena, Sheffield

10th/11th June - Woolly Weekend, The Weavers’ Workshop Norfolk

TBC July - Yarningham, Birmingham B13 8QY

29th/30th July - Summer Wool Festival, Bedfordshire MK45 2NU

12th August - Cambridge Yarn Festival

TBC August - Popup Wool show, Wirral, CH62 5DH

2nd/3rd September - Southern Wool Show, Berkshire RG14 7PN

Southern Wool Show


9TH/10tH September - Perth Festival of Yarn, Perth PH2 8HE

17th Septermber - Fibre Festival, The Pavillion Centre, Royal Cornwall PL27 7JE

16TH/17th September - Llandovery Sheep Festival, Carmarthenshire, Wales

17th September - Kernow Yarn and Fibre Festival, The Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground PL27 7JE


23rd September - Yarndale, Craven Castle Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton.

30th September to 1st Oct - Masham Sheep Fair, Masham, North Yorkshire HG4 4DZ

23rd Sept to 1st Oct, Shetland Wool Week


5th/10th October - The Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London

5th/8th October - The Kelly House Woolly Weekend, Devon, PL16 OHH


5th/8th October - The Glasgow school of Yarn

TBC - Bakewell Wool Gathering, Derbyshire DE45 1AH

TBC - The Kendal Wool Gathering, Cumbria LA9 4DL


TBC - Yarn Folk Wool Festival, Northern Ireland


TBC - Stitch Fest South West, Newton Abbot racecourse, Devon


13th/16th November - Cambridge Yarn Festival

16th/19thth November - The Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate HG1 5LA

18th November - Cambridge Yarn Festival


Contact our show secretary

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