The Bath & West Show Wednesday May 30 - Saturday June 2, 2018

The Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Just 38 miles (50 minutes) from Chilcotts barn.....

The Bath & West Showground, a 240 acre venue in the heart of the West of England; home to The Royal Bath & West of England Society, internationally renowned agricultural shows and a host of events of every description throughout the year.

Royal Bath & West Show 2018 in 13 days!

Agriculture is at the heart of the Show with over 4500 Livestock, Sheep Shearing, machinery from the past 100 years and the very latest farming technology.

Entertainment is on tap with attractions in the main ring ranging from top class Show-Jumping to the grand parade of prize winning animals. While the Living Countryside arena showcases the Great British Countryside.

Meet the producers of the finest food and drink in Britain! The Show is in the heart of the West Country which is home to cider and cheddar cheese; and the Show hosts the British Cider Championships and The British Cheese Awards. The show features over 125 food producers, ranging from funky street food to ‘sit, eat and enjoy’, to the finest produce you can take home to cook and share with all the family.


Come and see our prestigious exhibition of livestock over the four days.

Sheep Shearing

See top class international shearers battling it out for the right to be crowned the Golden Shears Open champio

Living Countryside

The Living Countryside area is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy food and drink in the Huntsman Food Court!

Heavy Horses

Enjoy watching these horses in working conditions on Wednesday and Thursday with Showing Class

Horses, Ponies & Show Jumping

Over the four days you can see over 2000 horses and riders compete in a range of classes and competitions.

British Cheese Awards , the pre-eminent cheese event in the UK and a great celebration of British cheese

British Cider Championships

Already the biggest cider competition in the world, the “British Cider Championships” will be taking taking place at the Royal Bath & West Show once again

Main Ring Attractions

From Showjumping to the Farmers Big Ball Challenge, the Grand Parade of Livestock to Tug of War; the Main Ring offers captivating entertainment throughout!

Farming for the Family

Participate Not Spectate!

The Imagineering Fair

Scores of free fun engineering and technology activities specially developed for children. Fun and games, action and challenges!

Live Music

Enjoy the superb sounds of local artists on the Wild Beer Stage in The Pilton Tent

Sports Zone

Extreme Bike Battle headline an all new line up for the Sports Zone for 2018!

Show Evenings

The entertainment continues into the evening!

Tractor Ted

Tractor Ted, everyone’s favourite little green tractor will be bringing real life farm fun to the show this year with the dedicated Tractor Ted Farm Fun Zone !

Vintage Machinery

See the steam engines, the shire horse of their day, as they parade in the Kelston Sparkes Ring.

Vintage Machinery 

The Perfect Spot to Relax

Free information and training to remind adults and teach children about how to prevent and handle accidents.

Find us in the Main Square, where we will be showcasing work from Somerset schools.

Bath & West Railway

Try our half-mile picturesque route of the Bath & West Railway.

The most challenging off road course in the South West!

...and after a full day at the show, come back to Chilcott Barn - the ultimate place to relax!