The gates open again for the 2023 Turriff Show on Sunday 30 to Monday 31 July 2023, it is the largest two-day agricultural show in Scotland, attracting 24,000 visitors. The Show’s principal sponsor, once again, is family-owned local business, Bridgend Aggregates.
This year’s highlights for this year include:
- An exhilarating stunt display of motorbikes and quad bikes from Stuntworld International,
- A Dinosaur Invasion – a 13-foot walking, roaring prehistoric beast
- The return of the hugely popular EQ Food and Drink Pavilion, serving tasters of the best local food and drink.
- Local arts, crafts and makers.
- The ever-popular Sulky Racing.
- Food in the catering marquees courtesy of the team at Kastille in Turriff.
For those interested in seeing livestock up close, farming highlights are the Aberdeen Angus Society’s Summer National Show and the National Ryeland Flock Book Sheep Society Show. As well as a host of other sheep and cattle classes.
In the EQ Food and Drink Pavilion, which has capacity for 50 local producers, visitors can sample tasters of the best local food and drink. Many of the exhibitors sell their own home-produced foods and drinks, including meat, dairy, preserves, honey, sweeties and local drink – beer, gin and whisky.
Kevin Gray, who farms at Tillyfar, near Turriff, is the 2023 Show President, he said, “It is an honour to be President for Turriff Show. It is an event I have attended all my years and I have been on the committee, in various roles, since 1995. It is a show that takes folks back to their roots. The atmosphere of community spirit is alive, and a lot of hard work comes from all that are involved in creating the two-day event.
“As always, a big attraction for the farming community is the always outstanding show of livestock. Last year we had a phenomenal turn out of entries, including the National Highland Cattle Show, all of this was a wonderful outcome after COVID-19. We hope to have just as many this year with the addition of more Agri-trade stands. There is something for everyone, whether you are buying a hammer for fixing fences, or buying a new combine harvester – it’s all here.”
The Show hosts over 1,500 exhibitor classes, including cattle, sheep, horses and ponies, cavies, dogs and pigeons, plus industrial and craft classes for skills including baking, vegetable growing and flower arranging; Turriff Show’s total prize money exceeds a staggering £88,000 and 330 trophies are awarded.
Early bird e-tickets for the event are now available – click here. This will give you significant savings on the gate. Children 15, or under, go free and also we have concessionary tickets.
If you’re interested in exhibiting, details of classes and entry forms can be found here
- Industrial Schedule
- Livestock schedule….coming soon
- Horticultural schedule
- Highland Dancing Schedule