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Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show, Wednesday 17th August

Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show celebrates everything Great about the Great British Countryside being a great rural day out for families and the Show where business gets done for farmers.



Find locally produced cheese, cake, cider, coffee, flapjacks, gin and so much more in the Food Hall.

The Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management Food and Drink Area provides the opportunity to explore local food and drink producers. Southern Tipi Co are offering two tipi picnic areas for you to sit down, relax and enjoy the delicacies you have purchased.


Watch the Headline 2022 Entertainment!

Kicking off at 08:30 (earlier than ever) the Ring has a range of incredible acts to watch. Including:

Grand Parade of Livestock sponsored by Woolley & Wallis:

Agriculture is the heart of The Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show – It is for that reason we are proud to announce that for the first time in over 15 years the Grand Parade of Livestock sponsored by Woolley & Wallis will return to the Gritchie Brewing Co Main Ring.

IMPs Motorcyle Display Team sponsored by FUEL10K:

The World Famous motorcyle spectacular – The IMPs Motorcyle Display Team sponsored by Fuel10K will be performing their breath-taking dynamic display of skills at the 2022 Show! From the sound of revving engines to the awe of a billowing fire jump and the suspense of a multiple motorcycle combination ‘cross-over’ routine, the IMPs will have you mesmerised by an unmissable display of discipline and skill. Furthermore, you will be stunned to learn that the youngest performer is only five years old!

Polo sponsored by Gavin Dixon Financial Solutions:

Don’t miss this fast paced horseback ball game taking place at the Show. The aim of this team sport played by competitors on horseback is to score in the opponent’s goal. Players use long mallets to hit the ball between teammates and to shoot the ball. The Polo is by Dorset Polo.

Shetland Pony Racing sponsored by Sherborne Prep:

Cheer on your favourite Shetland Pony as they do a circuit of the Ring – who will be your winner? It will be a nail biting race of fun!

The other fantastic acts taking place in the Ring:

Hound Parade, Steam Parade, Showjumping, Private Driving and Hunter Classes.