Great Harwood Agricultural Society


Great Harwood Agricultural Show



The officers and committee of Great Harwood Agricultural Society have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the 2020 annual show, which was to be held on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May 2020, due to the ongoing situation around the coronavirus.

We thank everyone who has expressed concern about the show and are very sorry to have had to take this step. We appreciate the time and effort that has already been put in by committee, helpers, sponsors, display organisers and section managers and are now working hard to contact our exhibitors, traders, sponsors and equipment suppliers.

Any competition entry fees already paid will be refunded in full by the section concerned. Trade stand exhibitors will be contacted by the Market Manager within the next few days and sponsors will be contacted by the relevant show section managers.

We will be spending a lot of time this year on upgrading the showground, drainage and roadways and hope that you, our visitors, exhibitors and supporters, who are the heart of our show, will return next year to an event that is bigger and better than ever.

Thank you.

The officers and committee of Great Harwood Agricultural Society



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 at our 2019 show included Joseph's Amazing Racing Pigs as well as dog agility displays, 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?

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