Enjoy a summer’s day out with a difference and visit one of the Isle of Man’s prestigious agricultural shows.
Thousands of visitors are welcomed annually to the Island’s two main agricultural events – the Southern Agricultural Show on July 27th and 28th and the Royal Manx Agricultural Show on August 9th and 10th.
Both events feature livestock competitions and displays of vintage tractors, farming machinery and classic cars.
There are also a number of other activities that the whole family can enjoy including live entertainment, children’s activities, dog obedience displays, craft stalls and trade stands.
The Manx Food Theatre will also be at the Royal Manx Agricultural Show where you can watch local chefs cook give cookery demonstrations using fresh Manx produce. The heats of the “I Love Manx Chef” cookery competition will also take place in the theatre.
The Southern Agricultural Show takes place at the Great Meadow on Malew Road in Castletown.
The Royal Manx Agricultural Show takes place at Knockaloe Farm in Patrick, which is around two and a half miles from Peel.
The Southern Agricultural Show will take place on Saturday July 28th and Sunday 29th. The show starts at 10am on the Saturday and 11.30am on the Sunday.
Admission on the Saturday costs £5 for adults and £1 for children. Admission on the Sunday costs £2.50 for adults and is free for children. There is ample free car parking.
The Royal Manx Agricultural Show will take place on Friday August 10th and Saturday 11th and will run from 9am to 5pm on both days.
Admission on the Friday costs £6 for adults and £1 for children. Admission on the Saturday costs £8 for adults and £1 for children. There is ample free car parking.