Our next show: Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2020


Great Harwood Agricultural Show

What's On


As a traditional agricultural show we hold competitions for a range of animals including cattle, sheep, light horses, heavy horses and shetlands, poultry & eggs, pygmy goats, rabbits and dogs. We also hold unaffiliated showjumping and BSJA showjumping classes. With hundreds of classes, take a look at our schedules on the entry forms page for more information on classes, entries, judges and prizes.

Main Arena

Our main arena is the focal point of the show, holding attractions to suit all the family all day long. Displays for 2019 include Joseph's Amazing Racing Pigs - who thrilled the public with their amusing antics - as well as a dog agility and flyball display, birds of prey flying display, Accrington Pipe Band and North West Bloodhounds. Not forgetting our popular children's games for the young ones to get involved in!

Around the showground

As well as all the animals on display, there's so much to see and do around the showground. We have over 100 trade and craft stands showcasing the best in agricultural, countryside and local produce. Our food court and beer tent are sure to satisfy any craving. Check out the classic and vintage vehicles on display or enjoy the funfair. Visit the 'around the showground' page for more information.

Why Come To Our Show?

The Great Harwood Agricultural Society was formed in 1857 and we look to continue to tradition set back then with our annual agricultural show. Now in more modern times, our show promises to be a great value day out for all the family. Come and enjoy our celebration of the countryside as we showcase the very best in farming and rural life. With so much to see and do, it’s not to be missed! 


Without our sponsors we would not be here.

We are very grateful to all who supported us in previous years.


All sponsors receive entry to the show, a mention in our show day catalogue and an entry on this website.

Main show sponsorship also includes extra entry tickets and lunch in the President’s marquee.

We also appreciate our supporters, who donate towards children’s trophies, rosettes, prize money and printing of the schedules and catalogues.

Could you be a sponsor or support one of our sections? Perhaps for a particular breed you are interested in?

Our Next Show

Our 153rd show will be held on Spring Bank Holiday Monday,  25th May 2020 at its home on The New Showfield, Harwood Lane,  Great Harwood, Lancashire, BB6 7UL

The show opens at 8.30am and closes after last the class, approx. 6pm

Entrance prices:

Adults: £10
Concessions £8
Children (5 – 16 years): £5 
Under 5’s: Free
Family ticket ( 2 adult and 2 children): £25

Advance tickets: £1 discount – Contact 01254 886643

Dogs on leads welcome.


We have a large, public car park with designated disabled areas close to the entrance and with room for all.

Access to the car park is via Church Lane – please follow the signs and please don’t park on verges or grassed areas.

A FREE vintage bus service provides transport from Accrington and Whalley. View the timetable here.

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Contact us

  • General Enquiries - 01254 886643
  • Main Arena Displays - 07928 696104
  • Trade Stands - 01254 886303