Royal Bath & West pre-show magazine 2024

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Introducing the Royal Bath & West Show Pre Show Magazine for 2024!

Dive in and find out what you can do, see and explore at this years Royal Bath & West Show! From FREE family entertainment to fabulous live music and celebrity appearances … welcome all to the 159th Royal Bath and West Show! (book your tickets here)
Those who have visited previously will see all your favourites – livestock is always top of the list of why people come to the Bath & West, and 2024 will not disappoint! 

But there are some exciting changes this year too. The new Bark and West area is where you’ll find Pawsability dog agility, where you and your canine friend can watch a display (and your dog can even have a go!). It’s also the new home for the Great British Dogs marquee, where you can meet some of the rarest British dog breeds – their owners will of course be on hand to answer any questions you may have. 

The new Bark & West area is set to be a big hit

As you’d expect, the Main Ring timetable is packed full of exhilarating entertainment all day. This year the big attraction will be Jamie Squibb’s Freestyle Motorcycle Stunt Show: a breathtaking spectacle really worth watching. Maybe you love the Livestock Grand Parade, or are ready for the exciting Pony Club Games. Or perhaps the Vintage Vehicle Parade is more your thing? The Scurry Racing is thrilling, and if you’ve never watched show jumping before, be sure to catch the Grand Prix – a show jumping event featuring the most prize money, the biggest jumps, and the highest level of competition. The courses are technical and complex, with tighter turns, angled jumps, and combinations with unusual distances between them.

Whatever you choose, make the most of the grandstand seating if you need a sit-down! 

The Horticultural Village has been extended this year, with a new large garden in the marquee, created by Monkton Elm Garden Centre. There is also The Green Room – an additional marquee for horticulture talks and masterclasses from TV Gardener David Domoney, Head Gardener at Hestercombe Gardens Claire Greenslade, and Happy Smallholding Founder Jess Gough, among others. Yeo Valley and The Newt return with gardens, and there are three other pop up gardens.

Meet TikTok’s own Farmer Will at the show on Saturday 1st June

There’s also the opportunity to watch an international sheep shearing competition! The show will be hosting the Six Nations Blade Shearing Team Championships, which will see two-person teams from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, and France go head-to-head: follow the fast-paced action up close in the Sheep Shearing tent, next to Lakeside Farm.

The Great British Kitchen is back of course, with a jam-packed programme, featuring everyone’s favourite cocktail maker, Andy Clarke, TV presenter and chef Clodagh McKenna and Rosemary Shrager, TV chef and haute cuisine teacher.

If you’re coming for the live music, the Pilton Tent will be very active again – very special guests The Wurzels on stage on Thursday. We also have performances from Bristol Ukulele Club, The Leylines, Barry & The Sidetracks and Military Wives – it’s a full programme with 29 bands in the Pilton Tent and more on the Bandstand.

There is so much to do and see, as well as all the trade stands, and there will be plenty of street food and drink vendors dotted around the showground – you’ll never be far from something delicious!

Book your tickets for the 2024 Royal Bath & West Show here

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