For the Okehampton & District Agricultural Association work is well underway and plans are in place for the 108th Okehampton Show on Thursday 13th August at Stoney Park Showground, just outside Okehampton.

This traditional countryside event, where animals take pride of place, is a very popular day out in a beautiful setting on the northern edge of the Dartmoor National Park and is a great opportunity to meet with friends from far and wide.

With all day entertainment and approximately 300 trade stands there’s plenty for everyone to see and do throughout the day.

The Entertainment Ring provides an all day programme from 10am with a wide range of displays from the local area including the North Devon Gundog Club, West Country Falconry, and Victor Pitts Sheep Dogs. Other entertainment around the ring includes Ozzy D the Magician, Morris Dancers, Jazz Band, ferret racing and the Dartmoor Reptiles team.

The Main Ring hosts a range of horse classes including the elegant and skilled side saddle and carriage driving exhibitors and heavy horses classes. Our afternoon Grand Parade & Presentation displays the exceptional quality of animals exhibited at the Show. A display of four different packs of hounds is always great fun where youngsters are invited into the ring to meet the hounds. Local mounted games teams will be providing high speed and fun races to watch followed by the popular Tug of War Competition at the end of the day. Well behaved dogs are welcome and there is a fun family dog show and terrier racing that can be entered on the day.

The number of cattle & sheep at the Show is one of the largest for a one day agricultural show in the county with well over 1,000 livestock entries. Visitors can expect to see a wide array of breeds of not only cattle & sheep but pigs, pygmy goats, and dairy goats as well with poultry & rabbit sections, for those interested in the smaller animals. The Shearing Competition has been hugely popular since its introduction a few years ago and always attracts a large crowd throughout the day to cheer on the competitors.

The agricultural machinery section gets bigger each year and youngsters really enjoy getting close to these large machines, finding out how they work and their job on the farm. The vintage vehicle section and their parade in the main ring is a fascinating step back in time and will bring back fond memories for some!

Children have a special programme run by OCRA (Okehampton Community Recreation Association) featuring sports, art activities and family races. There are also two large inflatable playgrounds and a climbing wall to keep youngsters amused.

The Craft Hall has a marvellous display of workmanship, making it quite impossible to leave there without at least one purchase. The Open/WI Section had record entries last year and it is always fascinating to see the wonderful creations in floral art and the delicious cookery entries.

Haldon Group of Young Farmers’ Clubs will be holding their annual Rally at Show again this year. This features classes where members of the five clubs compete to win prizes in various sections such as cookery, handicrafts, produce and photography.

The Okehampton Branch of the Devon Beekeepers’ Association’s hosts its Annual Honey Show in the Bee Marquee. This is a popular place to visit and offers an educational and interesting insight into the world of bees and honey.

Advance discounted tickets are on sale online and available locally from The Show Office, Okehampton, Donald’s Menswear, Okeford Veterinary Centre and Mole Avon (Crediton & Okehampton). Tickets cost £10.50 per adult (£12.50 on show day), £4 per child aged five to 16 and under 5s free. A Family Ticket which includes entry for two adults, two children is £25 (£29 on show day). Gates open to the public at 9am. There is free entry to the Showground after 5.30pm

Parking in the public car park is free, and there is non-reserved and reserved disabled parking (please book in advance) within the public car parks. There will be a free bus service from Okehampton Town Centre to the Showground.

For further details contact the office on 01837 659965 or visit and email