Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire
The real deal, an agricultural show that is run by and for the farming community. Visitors welcome, of course, and there’s a lot of fun to be had. The focus is on excellence in animal husbandry and you’ll see beautiful farm animals, and horses and riders in competition.
Food is, naturally, the focus too and you’ll find local gardeners, growers and makers very competitive in the produce show and food stands. Even more competitive are the livestock prizes - a win at Moreton is a big deal for local farmers.
Moreton Show features quad bike displays, showjumping, fancy dress events, a dog show and the weird and wonderful. This is the place for pig agility displays, lamb racing (the Lamb National) and vintage tractors.
Shopping opportunities are legendary - you may arrive looking for a lawnmower, but you might leave with a Shepherd’s Hut. Clothing and country crafts too.
The organisers call the event ‘The Countryside in a Day’ which is pretty accurate. One of the most authentic Cotswold experiences.
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The Manor House in Moreton in Marsh is a short walk away, Cotswold House and Three Ways House are also good choices.