Our show began in 1947 – since when it has grown to include many exciting main ring attractions, animals galore, plenty of food – and shopping opportunities too! We’re a charity, run entirely by volunteers; and we aim to give over £20,000 every year to local charities.
Saturday 8th August 2020
New this year …..
The Rockwood Dog Display Team
The display provides great family entertainment. It takes the audience through every aspect of dog training from obedience performed to music to dogs jumping through hoops. A great visual effect is created when all the dogs in the team demonstrate their skill and courage by negotiating the a ramp with four fire squares. The dog display delights the audience with their comedy routines and tricks.
Horse Drawn Fire Engine
An exciting display of a horse drawn fire engine putting out fires before your very eyes! St Giles fire engine was built in 1908 for the Earl of Shaftesbury following a disastrous fire in the village church at Wimborne St Giles.
Back by popular demand
The Sheep Show
Back at Ellingham by popular demand, the sheep show is well known around the country. The presenters educate and entertain with their fantastic sheep. We learn about each breeds attributes and how wool from the sheep’s back becomes a jumper to wear. This also includes a shearing demonstration. The 30 minute show is both informative and highely entertaining.
Plus many show favourites:
Shetland Pony Racing – a team of Shetland ponies and their young jockeys compete in a series of races around the main ring. See if you can pick the winner!
Fancy Dress – a main ring spectacle! This is a competition for any four legged friend (horse, dog, sheep). why not enter yourself?
The Dog Show/Dog Agility – A fun dog show with classes for all breeds and ages. £1 entry on the day. Take part in the dog agility and see how quickly you and your dog can get round a course of fences and obstacles.