Be part of the evolving adventure!
Come to the Heathfield Agricultural Show on Saturday 27th May 2023
As the Organisers of the Heathfield Show work tirelessly towards bringing together a Show day to be remembered, they are inviting people to come along on 27th May to be part of the evolving adventure that is the Heathfield Show.
Now in its 76th year, the Show continues to reflect all that is good and great about the High Weald area in which we live. Creating a one day shop window for all local businesses within one exciting area, the Show is just the place to come and see what is on offer locally. This is not just your local shops, but also the hidden gems of locally produced food, drink, arts and crafts, artisan heritage skills and entertainment. The organisers pride themselves in getting everyone involved.
Any aspirational judges and animal lovers should head over to the livestock rings early to watch the judging of the cattle, sheep and pig classes. Commentators will talk you through what the judges are looking for in a champion showing animal. Alternatively, when judging is not taking place you can visit the animals in their stalls.
The Horse competition goes on throughout the day. There are five horse showing rings so it is recommended you consult the programme for timings of classes — the glossy show programme is distributed free of charge to all visitors.
Like all good agricultural shows, the Showground will be alive with many rural past times on Show day. The Heathfield Show prides itself in being innovative — they were the very first show to offer new local businesses the opportunity of a free stand and this year is no exception. Seven local traders who have started up in the area within the last year will be hosted in the New Enterprise Zone. Visit them to see what they are bringing to the area and wish them luck in their new ventures.
As well as showcasing rural businesses the Show is also about the promotion of the rural way of life and reminding people how they can become involved. The Education marquee showcases displays from Plumpton College and the Young Farmers, and, South Brockwell Farm will be giving younger visitors the chance to listen to a story with live animals!
There will be a plethora of trade stands so once you have sated your appetite for viewing animals you may find some respite in the shopping areas. Everything from tractors to cheese, or stirrups to necklaces, all can be purchased, so leave time to browse all the opportunities. And when you’re too tired to carry on get yourself a drink from the Micro Brewery, and a tasty snack from the many catering outlets then settle down by the Main ring to cheer on the Shetland Pony Grand National or watch Big Pete, the Monster Truck, smash its way across
the ring crushing anything and everything in its path.
The Heathfield Agricultural Show on Saturday 27th May. Save money by purchasing your entry tickets online and in advance.