Hope Show and Sheepdog Trials
August Bank Holiday Monday every year...
Sheepdog trials, show jumping, heavy horses, alpacas, cattle and sheep, including rare breeds, gundog competitions, vintage cars and motorbikes, vintage tractors and engines, horticultural tent and crafts. Plus lots of children’s attractions. A truly traditional show for all the family.
When Agricultural Shows first started in the mid-eighteen hundreds, they provided not only the opportunity for farmers to show off their stock and skills, but a day out for all the family. And so a market grew up along side the show allowing competitors and spectators alike to browse and purchase all manner of wares. Indeed they became the very first “out-of-town” shopping centres!
To-day that tradition continues and is very much part of our Show at Hope.
There are about 80 sites available and the range of goods on for sale is extensive, ranging from cars to a needle, a duster to a bed-sheet.
Enough to keep our 8,000 or more visitors happily occupied for many hours!
The Sheep Dog Trials are on the Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday. A sheep dog trial is the ultimate test of the ability of the shepherd and his dog to work together. The trial is a combination of several stages and competitors are given 9 minutes to complete it.
The Hope Show is held every August Bank Holiday Monday at:
Visit the Hope Show website for full details of attractions, starting times and admission prices.
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015