Welcome from the G&S Show Team

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WELCOME to the 2022 Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show and our first ever digital magazine – thanks to The BV!


On Wednesday 17th August the show returns to its usual one-day format, and once again we celebrate everything great about Great British agriculture, the countryside and rural life.
We have a range of new attractions and some familiar attractions are returning in new formats. Some changes we made in 2021, due to COVID, are staying, thanks to the positive response from visitors.
This year we are pleased to welcome new additions to the show including the Bees & Honey Marquee (thanks to the North Dorset BeeKeepers), and the sheep shearing which proved so popular in 2021 returns – but this year it has spun into an entire Wool Village! Zooming into the Gritchie Brewing Co Main Ring is the IMPs Motorcycle Display Team. And there’s an exciting surprise addition this year – the Lightning Bolts Army Parachute Display Team will be jumping onto the show ground.
But really, the biggest news is that after more than 15 years the Grand Parade of Livestock will finally return to the Gritchie Brewing Co Main Ring. The move puts AGRICULTURE where it should be – truly at the heart of the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show.
This has also resulted in a layout change for the show this year, to ensure a safe and easy route for livestock to reach the Main Ring. That has allowed us to encircle the Ring with our vital agricultural businesses.
As always, we’re showcasing agriculture and rural life in the modern working world, with the newest farm machinery on sale here at the show, set against the history and heritage in the Wincanton Races Heavy Horse Village and the Steam Engines. More than 80 agricultural businesses – buyers, suppliers, machinery dealers, etc. – make the G&S Show a serious networking event for the farming sector!
On the day, more than 300 volunteers, combined with 100-plus paid contractors, are the reason our gates open – we are so grateful! If you enjoy your day, it’s thanks to them.
We truly hope you enjoy the 2022 Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show!
Team G&S

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