Each year Royal Three Counties Show is hosted by one of the Three Counties, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire or Worcestershire. This year Gloucestershire takes the reins and showcases a selection of the best bits from the county.
Food, Drink and Craft in Severn Hall
Discover delicious food and drink from Gloucestershire producers or pick up the perfect gift from the Gloucestershire Guild of Crafts. To celebrate the rich orchard heritage of Gloucestershire take a look at the exhibit of heritage apple, plum and Perry pears.
Ploughman's and a Pint
We've only gone and brewed a Three Counties beer in partnership with Hillside Brewery! Enjoy a Gloucestershire ploughman's lunch and a Three Counties 'Thirst In Class' pint.
Ask the Farmer
The brand new ‘Ask the Farmer’ theatre in conjunction with Rare Breeds Survival Trust provides the perfect opportunity for all show goers to ask any farming related questions in a relaxed setting. Learn about breeds native to Gloucestershire and listen to talks and demonstrations from experts in the industry who are willing to share their experiences and knowledge.
The much-loved Woolly Roadshow returns to the Discover Sheep Marquee. Watch sheep strut their stuff in the Woolly Roadshow, a spectacle ewe really don’t want to miss! The quirky fashion show celebrates the story of wool along with live displays of some incredible ancient crafts and the opportunity to join in and try your hand at spinning, felting and knitting.
This year Gloucestershire Young Farmers host this area and have lots of fun and games in store. Saturday includes the ATV West Midlands finals whilst Sunday is home to the infamous Tug of War and the 'Dress like Adam' competition.
Wellington Boot Theatre
Discover the very best of Gloucester with the Gloucester Tourist Board and spot our very own Gloucestershire Old Spots sculpture from the Royal Three Counties Show Gloucestershire Old Spots Trail featuring Henson the Pig, available to visit in Gloucester all summer. Adjacent to the theatre visit the Enterprise Zone where Gloucestershire schools, colleges and university showcase their entrepreneurial skills.
Join the traditional Morris Dancers (Saturday) as they perform Cotswold Morris Dancing, which is the oldest form of Morris. It was invariably, originally, a men’s dance particularly associated with Whitsun and in the past most Cotswold villages had their own individual dances and tunes.
Gloucestershire Medieval Living Camp
Explore the different battles that happened in Gloucestershire in medieval times including the Battle of Tewkesbury.
Bees and Honey Marquee
Learn about how bees are involved in the production of everything we eat! You can see bees flying in controlled conditions, find out about bee keeping and view the Gloucestershire display.
Novice, expert and junior gardeners exhibit flowers and vegetables grown in their own gardens- a special class for a floral exhibit depicting Gloucestershire.
Meet the Countryside
Get behind the scenes and ask questions to our Countryside experts from Gloucestershire.
Award Winning Sculptures
Spot the two Gloucestershire Old Spot sculptures
Education Enterprise Zone
Talk to the great innovators from three of Gloucestershire’s education providers: Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester College and Tewkesbury School.
Not To Be Missed!
Located in between the Main Arena and Farming Village this area continues the celebrations of Herefordshire from the 2016 show but on a smaller scale, with talks and demonstrations by some of the counties finest companies. We welcome back Westons Cider Visitors Centre, Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire, National Trust and the Hop Pocket.
Come and explore what the National Trust has to offer. Friday hosts a demonstration from Silverfinch Jewellery who make unique pieces based on the flowers grown at Croft Castle and Berrington Hall. Saturday sees plenty of children’s activities such as cress seed growing and snail racing thanks to Diana Sessarego. Interested to see how cards are made for the National Trust? Sunday has the answer thanks to a demonstration from Lin Pritt Cards.
Discover Eat Sleep Live Hertfordshire's stand and discover everything you need to know about the beautiful county. Enjoy learning a new skill with Eastnor Pottery and sit behind the potter's wheel and create your own work of art.
Don't forget to come and get your book signed by David J Vaughan, author of The Little Book of Herefordshire and discover some of the fun and forgotten Herefordshire facts.
Fancy a holiday? Well don't forget to enter the competition to win a mini break in this wonderful county courtesy of Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire.
The Hop Pocket Wine Company will be providing information on gin making from Herefordshire potatoes and apples, with a display of botanics used in the process. Discover the different Herefordshire hops that are used in the beer industry.