The Royal Three Counties Show is back at Three Counties Showground in Malvern from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June 2024, with family fun for all ages, lively entertainment, delicious food and drink and lots of adorable animals.
One of the UK’s largest celebrations of the countryside and rural life, this year’s show will feature a brand-new show-jumping ring offering a dramatic spectacle of show jumping classes to entertain visitors.
There’ll be 54 qualifying horses for the prestigious annual Horse of the Year Show, giving visitors the chance to see some of the best competitors in the county qualify in their classes.
Another new addition to this year’s show is a Grow Your Own and Small Holders Village teaching visitors all about growing fruit, vegetables and edible plants, as well as dishing out expert advice on how to keep a smallholding.
Designed in the style of an allotment, the interactive area will offer the chance to dig for potatoes; see a working hive and join in a beekeeping masterclass; get advice on home composting (plus the chance to peek inside a giant wormery); try stonemasonry and wool felting; and find out how to keep poultry, alpacas and goats, as well as how to grow your own produce.
A new ‘Machinery Mile’ will showcase cutting-edge farming equipment from big name brands alongside a parade of vintage tractors from days gone by, lovingly restored by dedicated enthusiasts.
There’ll also be plenty of familiar favourites with the innovative Future of Farming area making a return.
Featuring guest speakers and expert panellists, they’ll discuss pressing industry topics including soil health, net zero, water quality as well as up and coming AgriTech development.
This year’s Main Area will feature a packed programme of exhilarating entertainment, including the return of the Bolddog Lings freestyle motorcross stunt display team.
A new Racehorse to Riding Horse feature class on Sunday 16 June 2024 will showcase the versatility and skill of these impressive animals, while new livestock classes will fill the main arena with hundreds of cattle and sheep, as well as rare and native breed farm animals.
A Food & Drink Festival will also showcase some of the UK’s best street food and local produce.
Show lead for Royal Three Counties Show, Alice Arnold, said: ‘The Royal Three Counties Show, which has been taking place for over a century now, has become a much-loved event in the calendar.
‘This year’s show will feature more than 6,000 animals, hundreds of events and activities for visitors of all ages, an exhilarating programme of live entertainment, some of the best local food and drink, plus the chance to enjoy a fun-filled weekend celebrating our glorious countryside.’
Advance day tickets to the Royal Three Counties Show cost £23 for adults, with children under 16 going free.
To book tickets, visit royalthreecounties.co.uk or call (01684) 584 924.