Celebrating 100 Years

2022 is a special year for Royal Three Counties Show as we celebrate 100 years of the three counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire coming together to form the show that we all know and love today.

The roots of Three Counties Agricultural Society actually lie as far back as 1794 when John Clerk of Builth published his book, ‘General Views on Agriculture in the County of Hereford’. He observed that there was no agricultural society in the county of Herefordshire which led to the formation of Herefordshire Agricultural Society in 1797 when George III was on the throne of Great Britain and Napoleon was invincible throughout Europe. The first show took place on Broad Street in Hereford in 1798 and the Society later developed into Three Counties Agricultural Society with the amalgamation of Worcestershire in 1894 and Gloucestershire in 1922.

We'll be honouring 100 years of this much-loved show which is steeped in tradition and offers a great day out for families filled with entertainment.

To find out more about the history of Royal Three Counties Show, click here

Check back soon for more centenary activities!