The closing date for cattle, sheep and pig entries is Tuesday 3 April. Please get your entries in by then. Last minute entries can always be done online. Horse competition closing date is 16 April, so if you haven’t put your entry in yet please make sure you do so before the 16th as no late entries will be accepted. Entries can be made on line or via post. Contact the show secretary if you need a paper copy of the schedule.

Living up to the reputation of being the largest one day agricultural show in the South East is quite a daunting prospect, year on year. But once again the show council have taken on the challenge and have added to, and improved, many of the areas of the showground.

The show, hosts agricultural machinery and equipment stands, along with the associated suppliers and co-ops. Being a late Spring show, everyone is bursting with enthusiasm for the summer ahead and the atmosphere is always upbeat and positive. Land agents offer show day hospitality, many of the solicitors arrange experts to be on hand to handle any pressing queries. The Heathfield Show provides an opportunity for you to visit all your business contacts in an informal and friendly environment. You may even decide it is time to change your advisers and this is the ideal occasion to have preliminary discussions with potential suppliers.

In addition to the livestock and horse competitions there are many activities around the showground. Last year was the inaugural human tractor pull with humans pitting their strength against a tractor. Put simply, a tug of war between a team of six people against one tractor. The teams are aiming to pull the tractor as far as they can in a specific time. The grunts and groans of the participants is enough to make anyone break out in a sweat. Definitely something to watch in Ring 2 twice during the day.

Arts and crafts have always featured at country shows and this year the Heathfield Show is changing the format. Featuring more local ‘crafters’ with a larger array of products for sale and hands on demonstrations of how things are made we hope you will enjoy visiting this marquee.

After the livestock competitions, a favourite area of the show is Countryways. This features demonstrations of bygone crafts that formed the epicentre of any rural area. From bee keeping, to spinning, sign writing to wood carving, leather working and saddlery to a bodger, many an hour can be spent wandering around these demonstrations. The United Retriever Club will be doing a live display of dog obedience and Sussex Falconry will be flying their raptors.

Make Heathfield Show the place to be on Saturday 26 May.

Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance from our online web portal. Visit for full information on everything that is available to see and do on show day.

DATE: 26 MAY 2018


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