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14 – 16 June 2024 –

Rural Interests

The Royal Three Counties Show is the perfect place to discover and learn about different rural pursuits and countryside past times.


A wide range of quality country clothing and equipment retailers are located around the showground, in particular next the Countryside Arena, so rural sports enthusiasts will be able stock up on essentials. Visit our shopping page for more information on trade stands.

Rural sports enthusiasts or those wanting to learn more about country life can pick up information and advice from BASC and the National Target Sports Association.


For those fascinated by all things mechanical, there is a display of a range of tractors, vintage commercial vehicles, and miniature steam engines. Get a real feel for the working life of yesteryear and enjoy the parades of Vintage Tractors and Farming Machinery in the Countryside Arena.


Visitors can get some expert advice on tree care and woodland management from a number of organisations while at the show.

There are also stands selling and offering advice on equipment such as log splitters and wood chippers as well as vegetation and arboreal services.


There’s no better place to learn about traditional heritage skills than the Royal Three Counties Show. Stop by the dedicated forgotten skills area to watch demonstrations and chat to makers about their craft. The following crafts were displayed and demonstrated at the 2023 show:

  • Walking stick and crook making – Alan and Teresa Clamp & Reg and Charlotte Marshall
    Silversmithing – Wendy Murphy
  • Spinning and crochet – Anne Hinchcliff
  • Stained glass making – Rebecca Jones
  • Pottery – Eszter Denning
  • Wood Turning – Rob Williams of Crow Valley Wood Turning Club
  • Willow/basket weaving – Debra Lake
  • Printing/ paper making – Berna Pullen
  • Rope/knot tying – Hugh Roberts
  • Felting/woolcraft – Katrine Roberts
  • Stone mason – Sebastien David
  • Blacksmithing – Owain Salter


Beagle and Foxhound packs from across the UK will be showing off their finest hounds in the hope of bringing home some winners.

Don’t miss the daily parade of hounds in the main arena too, where children will also have the chance to get up close to these friendly creatures.

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