The Royal Cheshire County Show Celebrates its 186th year with record-breaking success & over 80,000 people visiting the Show over the two-day event

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The Royal Cheshire County Show, one of the region’s most anticipated annual outdoor events, concluded its 186th show last week with stunning attendance figures, glorious sunshine (in the main!) and a fantastic evening of music, singing and dancing with Late at The Show.

With a rich mix of agricultural attractions, thrilling performances from an array of talented attractions and interactive experiences, the Show delivered an unforgettable celebration of all things rural and Cheshire.

This year’s Show, held on the 18th and 19th of June, drew a record-breaking crowd, solidifying its reputation as a staple of Cheshire’s summer rural and social calendar.

One of the most captivating aspects of the Royal Cheshire County Show was the magnificent showcase of agriculture and rural life, serving as a testament to Cheshire’s thriving agricultural community. The renowned Livestock Exhibitions and competitions thrilled visitors who were able to enjoy the impressive displays of over 3,000 award-winning cattle, sheep, pigs, shire and light horses. The Show was delighted to welcome celebrity farmers Olly Harrison, Ioan Humphreys, and Kelvin Fletcher who engaged with visitors and shared their experiences and passion for farming. Competition results are now available now.

In association with Happy Radio, a live concert was held on Tuesday evening. Late at The Show was an unforgettable experience that extended the Show into the early evening while visitors were treated to performances from Babalola Jr, Housejammerz and the one and only, Boyzlife.

The Roberts Bakery Food and Drink Village tantalised taste buds with mouthwatering local produce. Visitors relished the opportunity to try artisanal cheeses, freshly baked bread and delicious desserts, all sourced from the bountiful Cheshire countryside. The culinary experience was further enhanced by live demonstrations and wonderful cooking by renowned chefs including winners of Cooking with the Stars, Samia Longchambon and Jean Christophe Novelli. Shelina Permalloo wowed foodies with her culinary expertise and Mauritian cuisine, whilst Show favourite, Brian Mellor hosted the foodies haven and introduced chefs such as Sean Noonan, Adie Munt, Jake Boyce and Tom Ince.

The Royal Cheshire County Show also showcased the importance of education and sustainability. The NFU Let’s Learn Farming Barn and Agri-Centre provided a unique opportunity for children and adults alike to learn about the rural environment and provenance of their food via a range of engaging interactive activities.

Show Director, Rob Davenport commented “This year’s Royal Cheshire County Show has been an outstanding success, reflecting the hard work and dedication of our exhibitors, volunteers and staff. We are proud to continue the tradition of celebrating Cheshire’s agricultural excellence and community spirit.”

The Royal Cheshire County Show has once again stood out as a unique showcase of community spirit, agricultural excellence, and unforgettable entertainment. As the event concluded, the excitement in the air was palpable, with everyone eagerly anticipating next year’s Show, which promises even more incredible experiences and cherished moments.

Show dates for 2025 are already set as 17th and 18th June. Early bird ticket details available soon!