Top 5 county shows and more around Ludlow

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Written byLucy Cook

Roll up! Roll up! It’s show time in the Ludlow area with several lovely, classic county and speciality shows packed with entertainment and competitions plus the always on-trend dog show. These are great days out for family fun in July and August. This traditionally celebrates and showcases the area’s agriculture at this the time of year. While some country show programmes revolve around it, there is also a wide range of activities, including music and kids zones. Some of these events have been running for over a hundred years (hello, Burwarton Show and Tenbury Countryside Show). And, they are very popular so book your tickets now.

Barking mad at Ludlow Rotary Dog Day

When: Sunday 24 July
Where: Stokesay Court

This year, a massively popular date in the Ludlow calendar will be a scorcher. Doors open at 10 am, and the classes and displays start at 11 am. A great fun day is in store for you, your family, and your pets. Every dog can participate, with over 20 classes to enter, from the waggiest tail to the fastest sausage eater. Once again, there will be significant Have-A-Go events from racing to scurries and agility and display teams with this year’s highlight – a first time for the show, Bob Hogg with his sheepdogs and ducks! In addition, there will be a range of food and drink and stalls to browse, and the opportunity to stroll around the beautiful grounds of Stokesay Court.

Under a watchful eye Photo: iStock

Room at the trough at Burwarton Show

When: Thursday 4 August
Where: The Showground, Cleobury North, WV16 6RP

Burwarton Show proudly holds the title of “best one-day Show” and has been running for 125 years!

It’s a great day out for all the family with a showground packed with things to see and do for all ages, including a display of rare breed poultry, alpacas, majestic heavy horses, the wonderful Giant Aldabra Tortoises, Amerton Arts Studio, fly-casting demonstrations, vintage tractors and stationary engines. Main ring entertainment also includes the very popular The Squibb Motorcycle Display Team and Atkinson Action Horses. You’ll also find trade stands, shopping and crafts, locally produced food and conservation stalls.

Burwarton Show
The ever popular Burwarton Show

The A-Z of animals Tenbury Countryside Show (just no Zebras)

When: Saturday 6 August
Where: Tenbury Countryside Show is located on the A456, close to Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8AR
Like Burwarton, the Tenbury Country show has a long history … 2022 is its 164th year! It’s the home of the Hereford Cattle Society and the National Association of Ryeland Sheep, showcasing some of the country’s finest Heritage breeds. From racing ferrets to the hilarious sheep show, stunning falconry, and gun dog displays to the thrill of our main ring event, the show offers a great range of animal entertainment. For children, there are horticultural competitions, the steam engine tug of war, running races, go-karts, bouncy castles, trampoline challenges and quad bikes. And a wide range of arts and crafts, stands, food to go and a food hall.
tenbury country show
Animals Galore at Tenbury Country Show

Revving up at Burford House Motor Show

When: Sunday 7 August
Where: Burford House Garden Centre
The event will run from 11am – 4pm and is FREE to all. Food and drink will be available all day, and we will also be joined by the Teme Valley Brass Band. Burford House, once a Georgian manor house set in 7 acres of ornamental gardens, is also home to the Burford House Garden Centre.
Burford motor show poster

Fantastic florals at Shrewsbury Flower Show

When: Friday 12 & Saturday 13 August 2022
Where: The Quarry, Shrewsbury, SY1 1RN
One of the country’s premier flower show events (40 minutes from Ludlow by car or 30 minutes by train) with top exhibitors from all over the country is a “fantastic spectacular full of fun, flowers and fireworks”. Severn Marquee is open to exhibits from amateur growers, and in Dingle Marquee, you can show off your floral arrangements. The headline act on the stage this year is South African sensation Amy Jones, with vintage swinging sounds from The Ronnies on Friday evening. Join celebrity chef Phil Vickery in the Food Hall with demonstrations from brilliant local chefs. And, don’t miss the fabulous RAF Falcons dropping from the sky on both days of the show this year (weather permitting).
Floral fashion Shrewsbury
The Fleur de Reves in Shrewsbury

What else is on…

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