2023 was another busy show, despite the Lochaber weather. Thank you everyone for making it such a success again. So much goes on behind the scenes in the months before show, with so many people involved in the organisation and then the setup in the slightly hectic last week before show day. So thanks to everyone involved in that, to all of participants on the day and to all of our sponsors and visitors who help to fund the event. And to anybody else we've forgotton! A true community event. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2024.
Lochaber's annual agricultural/horse/food/craft show is held beneath the spectacular backdrop of Ben Nevis at Inverlochy Castle Farm, Happy Valley, by kind permission of Ewen Campbell. Please look at our location page for details of how to get to the show.
Rated as one of the best UK Country Shows by the Guardian Newspaper
The show attracts around 1500 locals and visitors and is a celebration of what rural Lochaber has to offer. Entry is £8 for adults and £6 for concessions. Car parking £2 per car. Thanks to the generosity of our local sponsors all school children will have free entry this year.
Stock Judging starts at 9:30am, so come early if you want to watch it!
MAIN RING EVENTS
There is always lots going on in the main Show Ring. In past years,entertainment has included shearing demonstrations, sheep dogs, stalking, birds of prey, rider and pony fancy dress and pet parade.
This year, we are thrilled to have, amongst mant other spectacles, a Highland Pony and Carriage Display, in association with the Argyll and Lochaber Riding for Disabled Association
The Handicraft Section has lots of different categories from baking and jams to knitting, photography and vegetables - there's something for everyone and you can enter as many categories as you like once you have paid your show entry fee.
Craft & Food Tent
In the Craft & Food Tent there will be a number of caterers selling food to eat on the day, as well as stalls selling local produce and crafts.
All sorts of activities, fun and games go in the Childrens Tent
Various trade, craft, food, entertainment and charity stands will be around the show field and in the food / craft tent.
The show is organised by the Lochaber Agricultural Society, a committed and dedicated team who give up a lot of free time to make the show a success. We also have many other volunteers who help on show day.
Safety with farm animals:
We hope that everybody will have a fun and safe day. To ensure that you do, please have a look here for current government advice on the risks of infection from contact with animals.