The Livestock have long been an integral part of Ashbourne Show with diary Cattle Classes introduced till 1925. Followed by Beef Classes 1933, which then out stripped the Shire entries.
We strive to offer a wide array of classes and to encourage the younger generation with Young Handler classes in all sections. We are extremely proud of the ongoing support from our local and ‘not so local’ exhibitors.
This section of the Show is particularly strong , with fine dairy animals and the splendid physique and of different colours of the beef breeds, attracting high and generous praise from our visiting Judges.
All Livestock sections of the show have Young Handler classes.
Please Remember Passports.
Visit the displays from local branches of the WI, Ashbourne Vintage Tractor Club, Young Farmers and Ashbourne Camera Clubs, pop in at the Goat tent or enter the competitions in the Handicraft and Horticulture marquee.
- Fun for the whole family
- Come support your local county show
- Free parking on show day
- Food and refreshments throughout the day
- Great entertainment in the Show Rings
- Great shopping and show day offers
Are dogs allowed at the Show ?
YES. We have a Dog Show. – Nevertheless, all Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times and are not allowed in showing rings apart from in their own classes.
Do you offer a FREE bus service on show day ?
A free return bus service runs from Waterside Park, via The Bus Station and past Preston’s Garage, terminating at the Show Ground. Half hourly from 09.30 am with the last bus 5.00 pm.
Do you have parking nearby on show day, if yes, what does it cost to park ?
We have extensive parking on show day around the show ground and all parking is FREE. There is a forward area for disabled visitors however space is limited.
Do you have accommodation locally for an overnight stay?
There is a wide variety of local accommodation ranging from self catering cottages, through caravan sites, to country house hotels, through out the Peak District Information and locally, These can be found online or can be found through the local Tourist Information Centres as detailed below. Ashbourne - 01335 343666 Buxton - 01298 73153 Leek - 01538 483742.