Host County at Royal Three Counties Show

Each year Royal Three Counties Show is hosted by one of the Three Counties, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire or Worcestershire.  This year Worcestershire takes the reins and showcases a selection of the best bits from the county. 

The Cast of The Archers

Helping us celebrate Worcestershire, our host county, we welcome some of the cast of BBC Radio 4’s soap opera The Archers set in the fictional village of Ambridge, believed by many to be in Worcestershire. The story of rural life is varied and fast paced bringing day to day issues to the attention of listeners.

The cast members joining us are a mix of young and old and play characters well known to many. Listen to the actors speaking in the Wellington Boot Theatre and meet them after for a photo or autograph. 

National Trust The Firs, Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar

We're delighted to showcase a piano owned by Sir Edward Elgar, if you are lucky you may even get to play it.  Discover Elgar's connection with Worcestershire and how the landscape of the Malvern Hills inspired him.

You can learn about the skills needed to care for a historic collection of international significance and how object and artefacts play a key role in engaging visitors to National Trust properties. Become a ‘pest detective’ and help solve the mystery of which pests have been damaging the historic objects and materials.

The National Trust team will tell you about the exciting project to revitalise Elgar’s artefacts through outreach work in the community and at The Firs, Elgar’s Birthplace. Staff and volunteers are be on hand to answer any questions and provide a friendly source of fascinating information.

Art the Worcestershire Way

Discover ten iconic Worcestershire prints, originally painted by local artist David Birtwhistle, on the 'Worcestershire Way' around the show.  Find David in Severn Hall where the original paintings are on display plus there are smaller versions for you to buy and take home as a memento of your great day out.

Malvern Radar

Malvern Radar & Technology History Society tell the stories of Malvern’s science heritage and the people behind it through exhibitions, talks and demonstrations. Explore the collection of memories and artefacts which help us understand the origins of world changing inventions and discover the secret scientific inventions that originated in Malvern.

Watch demonstrations from a camera that sees heat (infrared energy), and learn about the relationship between temperature of objects and the energy they emit with everyday examples we can all relate to.

Worcestershire Through the Ages

Following on from the success of last year's Medieval Camp, we welcome back the Medieval actors to celebrate the history of Worcestershire and the surrounding area.  There is even more history to explore and lots of hands on activities.


With toe tapping tunes, make sure you stop by the band stand where a host of Worcestershire musicians and dancers are on hand to entertain you.

Not To Be Missed - Celebrating Herefordshire 

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. 

Discover Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire's stand and discover everything you need to know about the beautiful county. The National Trust are on hand with snail racing and bird box making all part of their 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4.