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13 – 15 June 2025 –

Rural Interests

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

Make sure you drop by the Countryside Arena for interesting and informative displays and demos. Click here for all timetables.


The new ‘Machinery Mile’, starting from South Gate, will showcase an impressive array of cutting-edge farming equipment such as tractors, combines, balers, sprayers, forklifts, diggers and other agricultural machinery from big name brands. Click here to find out more.

There will also be a display of a range of vintage tractors, vintage commercial vehicles, and miniature steam engines, in fascinating contrast to their modern counterparts. Get a real feel for the working life of yesteryear and enjoy the parades of vintage tractors and farming machinery, lovingly restored by dedicated enthusiasts, in the Countryside Arena.

Don’t forget there will also be Machinery Demos in the Main Arena hosted by famous faces too. Click here to find out more.


Visitors can get 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.

Don’t miss the Forestry Arena for exhilarating chainsaw demos and competitions. Click here to find out more and here for all forestry related timetables.


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. This year you’ll be able to see:

Corn Dolly Making – Carol Partridge

Rope and Knot Work – Hugh Roberts

Green Woodcraft – Jake Keogh

Stick Making – Reg Marshall

Blacksmithing – Owain Salter

Stick Making- Alan Clamp

Willow and Basket Work – Debra Lake

Lino Graphic Printing – Berna Pullen

Felting and Wool Craft – Katrine Roberts


Rural sports enthusiasts will be able stock up on essentials from a wide range of quality country clothing and equipment retailers located around the showground. Visit our shopping page for more information on trade stands.

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