This year's South Gloucestershire Show is set to be bigger and better than ever before!

This year's South Gloucestershire Show is set to be bigger and better than ever before!

Posted on: 18 May 2018

More than just a regular, run-of-the-mill county show, the South Gloucestershire County Show attracts thousands of visitors every single year, loved for its huge variety of music, arts and crafts, food stalls, workshops, exhibitions and more!

Visitors can enjoy a huge range of shows and performances at the South Gloucestershire County Show.

Taking place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August, this year's event is set to welcome a whole new set of additions to the South Gloucestershire Showground, including daredevil horse riders, a beefed-up MotorZone and BMX champion Matti Hemmings to entertain crowds at the Sprint Print BMX Arena. See below for a full rundown of what to expect at the show this year.


Main Arena

The real beating heart of the show, this year's Main Arena is set an unmissable stage throughout the course of the weekend, with a huge range of exciting showcases on offer. First off, the Russian Cossack Company is set to let its Stampede Stunt Company loose, showing off their brand new horseback stunt and trick riding arena show. Their crazy displays involve weapon skills, blindfolded tricks, fire stunts and even a mind-blowing horseback-human pyramid - certainly not one to be missed! Joining the Stampede Stunt Company on the Main Arena bill is the Wings of Wales Falconry team - established in 2015, they travel around the world to educate people about wonderful birds of prey, and will fly these beautiful birds around the arena for all to see!


Music Festival

Of course, no County Show is really complete without a decent live music offering, and the South Glos. County Show certainly has you covered in that respect. Rest assured that the organisers will be gathering together some of the best musical talent in the local area, bringing in a great variety of artists to perform on their Bandstand and Music stages across the two days.


Arts & Crafts

The South Glos. Show's hugely popular Arts & Crafts marquee is back in 2018, filled with talent from in and around the local area. From handmade jewellery to art and photography, you're sure to find something you love to pick up as a great gift idea or just to treat yourself. Applications to exhibit your own work at this year's show are still open, so don't hesitate to contact the team via email to request an Exhibitor Pack.

The renowned Festival of Food is always a delicious treat for the tastebuds.

Country Fair

This year's Country Fair is full to the brim with things to see and do - you'll have trouble seeing everything before the end of the show! As well as the classic heavy horse and sheep show, expect live-action lumberjack displays from the Wye Valley Axe Men, the very special JD Pipes Sheep Show, and a shooting range hosted by Shooting School UK.


Food Festival

You can't have a county show without food stalls, and the South Glos. County Show is sure to bring the best and brightest from the local area and beyond to satisfy your cravings. From brilliant British burgers to delicious doughnuts, there's no chance of anyone in the family going home hungry. This year's Festival of Food will be providing a bigger range of cuisine than ever before, providing visitors with a brilliant opportunity to get lost in a world of fantastic foodie flavours. Are you looking to exhibit your own food or set up a stall at this year's show? Get in touch via email to request your own Festival of Food Exhibitor Pack.


Hospitality Packages

There's also a great range of hospitality packages on offer at the 2018 South Glos. County Show. From a delicious Afternoon Tea, to a luxurious Three-Course Lunch, all the way through to a full VIP Package, you can tailor your visit to suit you and your family's taste - click here to find out more and to book your packages today.


2018 South Glos. County Show Gate Prices (Per Day): Adults £12.50; Family £37.50; Junior £7.50. Children under 5 years free of charge.


Tickets for the 2018 South Gloucestershire County Show, taking place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August, are available now and can be found here. For more information, visit the Show's official website or check out their Facebook page. Alternatively, you can contact the organisers with any queries on 01454 222 959 or via email.

Article by:

Matt Robson

Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt recently completed a degree in Journalism at UWE. He is keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends live music and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at