Great Harwood Agricultural Society


Great Harwood Agricultural Show



Statement from the Chairman of Great Harwood Agricultural Society Ltd

To all concerned:

For the second year in succession, Great Harwood Agricultural Society has to pass on the sad news of the cancellation of its annual agricultural show, this year scheduled for Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 31st May 2021.

The members, who work voluntarily and tirelessly every year to put on this event for the benefit of Great Harwood and its surrounding community, have agonised long and hard over the past months as to whether it would be possible to run the show this year.

Under normal circumstances, preparations for the event start way back in October the previous year and run right up to the show itself at the end of May. In the current situation we lack any degree of certainty that the government or local councils would permit the event to take place, or that the public themselves would feel safe in attending.

The show involves the investment of many man hours and many thousands of pounds, much of which is not recoverable unless a successful show takes place. It has therefore it has been decided that it would be irresponsible to risk the loss of outlay of £25,000+, when due to circumstances beyond our control the show could be cancelled at short notice.

We are therefore going to start preparations early for the 2022 Annual Great Harwood Agricultural Show and look forward to a successful year then, when this terrible situation hopefully will be over and life has returned to normal.

The society would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year and look forward to seeing you all soon in happier times.

Any queries can be directed to

Stephen Horrocks,
Great Harwood Agricultural Society Ltd.



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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