Why the Cheshire Show 2024 is a Must-Visit this Summer

Why the Cheshire Show 2024 is a Must-Visit this Summer

Why the Royal Cheshire County Show 2024 is So Popular

It's that time of year again—the Royal Cheshire County Show is just around the corner, and we couldn't be more thrilled!

From families planning their day out to farmers showcasing their finest livestock, the Cheshire Show is a highlight on everyone's calendar.

And why wouldn't it be? With its vibrant atmosphere, mouthwatering food stalls, and a lineup of entertainment that'll have you tapping your toes and cheering for more, this fantastic event is a celebration of everything we love about our county and its rich heritage.

Now, if you've never been to the Cheshire Show before, let us be the first to tell you—you're in for a treat!

But don't just take our word for it. Allow us to share some of the top reasons why you should add this wonderful country show to your summer plans.


What to Look Forward to at the Show

Get ready to be wowed, because the Royal Cheshire County Show pulls out all the stops when it comes to entertainment and attractions.

One of the best things about this event is that it truly has something for everyone. You'll definitely want to mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 18th to Wednesday, June 19th as there's plenty on this year!


Agricultural Wonders

The Royal Cheshire County Show is known for its impressive display of agriculture from farmers all over the county.

  • Livestock Exhibits and Competitions: From majestic Shires to adorable Shetlands, the show features a wide range of breeds from across the British countryside competing in prestigious classes. These beautiful animals are absolute stars of the show! 
  • Agricultural Machinery Displays: From tractors to harvesters, there's plenty to discover for those with an interest in the machinery that drives Cheshire's farming industry forward.
  • Vintage Section: Take a trip down memory lane, where you can experience the nostalgia of bygone eras. Admire displays of vintage machinery, cars, and commercial vehicles, and gain insight into the evolution of farming practices over the years.


Culinary Delights

No summer event is complete without delicious food and refreshing drinks, and the Cheshire Show certainly delivers in this aspect.

  • Live Cooking Demonstrations: Watch celebrity chefs such as Shelina Permaloo, Tom Ince, and Jean-Christophe Novelli showcase their culinary skills. Jean-Christophe Novelli will also be joined by Coronation Street's Samia Longchambon on the Tuesday!
  • Food Village and Food Live Theatre: Discover a diverse range of local, regional, and national producers offering an array of delicious treats. Gourmet street food, artisanal cheeses - it's all here for you to enjoy.
  • Women's Institute Showcase: Admire the talents of members of the Women's Institute as they exhibit their creations in flower arranging, art, photography, cookery, preserves, and crafts.


Family Fun and Entertainment

The Cheshire Show is certainly a family-friendly event, with plenty of activities and entertainment for children of all ages.

  • Children's Activities and Mini Land Rover Rides: Keep the little ones entertained with a range of children's activities, including face painting, fairground rides, and mini Land Rover rides.
  • Red Dragon Monster Ride Truck: Experience the thrill of riding in a monster truck with the Red Dragon. Hold on tight as you're taken on a wild ride around the showground.
  • Sheep Show and Sheep Shearing Demonstrations: Gather around for a fun and educational live show about sheep breeds and wool. Watch as skilled shearers demonstrate the art of shearing and learn how wool is transformed into clothing.
  • Medieval Reenactments: Step back in time and experience the excitement of medieval life with thrilling reenactments. Witness jousting tournaments, sword fights, and grand parades as knights and maidens bring history to life before your eyes.
  • Mounted Games and Equestrian Displays: Marvel at the skill and agility of young riders as they compete in mounted games and equestrian displays. Cheer on your favourite team as they tackle a series of challenges, showcasing the bond between horse and rider.


Live Performances and Experiences

Prepare to be entertained and amazed with a diverse lineup of live performances and countryside activities.

  • Live Bands: Get ready to dance and sing along to live music performances featuring talented artists and bands. This year's lineup includes Legendary boy band Boyzlife, House Jammerz, and Babalola Jr.
  • Musical Performances at the Village Green: Take a break from the hustle and bustle and relax at the Village Green. Enjoy musical performances by local bands, choirs, and dance groups as they showcase their talents.
  • JF Polo Academy Stall: Visit the JF Polo Academy stall to learn about polo and have the opportunity to meet the team and polo ponies. Watch presentations showcasing polo tactics and even try your hand at swinging the mallet.
  • Cheshire YFC Float Parade: Witness the vibrant and lively float parade presented by Cheshire Young Farmers.


Event Details

Now you're excited about all the wonderful things awaiting you at the Royal Cheshire Show, let's make sure you have all the practical details covered:

  • Location: The showground is located at Tabley, near Knutsford. Postcode for Sat Navs is WA16 0JF.
  • Dates and Opening Hours: The show runs from Tuesday, June 18th to Wednesday, June 19th. The opening hours are 8 am to 10 pm on the first day and 8 am to 6 pm on the second day.
  • Transportation: There will be a free bus shuttle service available to the showground from various locations. Check the show's website for shuttle schedules and pick-up points.
  • Parking: If you're driving, there will be parking available at the showground. Be sure to follow signage and instructions from parking attendants.
  • Accessibility: The showground is accessible to visitors with mobility difficulties. A free minibus shuttle service operates from the Pickmere Car Park, providing transport to the showground entrance. Enter through Gate 7 in Pickmere Lane to access this service.
  • Pets: Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome at the show. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
  • What to Bring: Don't forget to wear walking boots or wellies, sunscreen, sun hats, and take water bottles to stay hydrated throughout the day. A picnic blanket or folding chairs can also come in handy for resting and enjoying food from the stalls.

Please note that every effort has been made to provide the correct information here, but we advise referring to the official website or social media platform to stay up-to-date.



The Royal Cheshire County Show promises to be a fantastic event filled with fun, entertainment, and agricultural education. With so much to see and do, make sure you plan your visit in advance to ensure you don't miss out on any of the exciting activities.

Secure your tickets from the show's official website and start counting down the days!

And for those who might not be able to attend this event, don't worry; we've put together a list of the top country shows across the UK. Check it out on our blog to find a show near you.

Have you got the Cheshire Show pencilled into your calendar this year? We would love to hear what you're most looking forward to. Drop us a comment below!


About the Author

Mark Holland has a keen eye for all things men's country clothing. Living amidst the fields and farms, he understands the practical aspects of rural living and the timeless style that accompanies it. His advice reflects a genuine appreciation for the comfort and connection that come with country wear. If you're looking for down-to-earth recommendations, then trust Mark to guide you through kitting out your wardrobe with firm favourites and classic designs.

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