UPDATE: Since publication of the article below, it has been confirmed that this year’s Royal Cheshire County Show will be staged as a one-off, single day event on Saturday 31st July – we will publish an updated article when details of the arrangements are confirmed by the show’s organisers.
For the first time in the event’s history, the Royal Cheshire County Show is going to occupy three whole days in our summer calendar next year.
The new dates – confirmed as 21st, 22nd and 23rd June 2021 – mean three fabulous days of farming fun in the Cheshire countryside!
Attracting over 80,000 visitors each year, the Royal Cheshire County Show is the premier summertime agricultural event in the North West and is organised each year by Cheshire Agricultural Society.
The land-owning gentry of the county founded the Cheshire Agricultural Society in 1838, and this is also when the first Cheshire Show was held.
The summer spectacle has expanded over the years to include many new attractions and is delivered annually by a small team of staff and vast army of dedicated volunteers.
In 2016, the honour of ‘Royal’ status was bestowed on the show by the Cabinet Office and 2018 marked the 180th anniversary of the Cheshire Agricultural Society.
With its roots firmly embedded in farming, the Royal Cheshire County Show holds numerous competition classes for cattle, sheep, pigs and goats.
Hundreds of classes are also included for light and heavy horses, show jumping, rare breeds of livestock, poultry, pygmy goats, pigeons, cavies and rabbits.
Find out more about the Royal County Cheshire Show, click here.