Fife Show is a traditional agricultural event that has evolved into a great family day out. As the Show has expanded, so has its popularity with exhibitors and visitors alike.
Showing classes take place for cattle, sheep, horses, poultry and pets. In the cattle sections there are classes for pedigree stock such as Aberdeen Angus, Belted Galloways and Highlanders as well as for commercial beef and dairy animals. Sheep classes include, amongst others, Border Leicesters, Suffolks, Texels and Shetlands. The heavy horse breeds – Shetlands, Highlands and Clydesdales – have a full range of affiliated classes and the light horse section runs both in-hand and ridden classes. These include BSPS, NPS Scotland, BSHA, RIHS, Blair Castle, VHS, RoR& BHS Scotland qualifiers. Both Private Driving and Heavy Horse turnouts are a sight to be seen with classes taking place in the main ring. Showjumping classes, including RHS qualifiers, are held at the top of the Showfield. Sadly this year we can’t have Poultry classes, due to the ongoing ban on bird gatherings, but we will still have Egg classes. To encourage younger exhibitors, there are classes for young handlers in the cattle, sheep, Shetland pony and Clydesdale horse sections. If you would like to exhibit at the Show, please see the Exhibitor Information section for details of classes, entry fees, closing dates etc.
The Game Fair area has numerous activities going on throughout the day, often including demonstrations of falconry, ferret racing, gun dogs, angling and much more. The Dog Show (entries taken on the day) is also held here.
As well as hosting showing classes, the Main Ring is the place to see the Champion of Champions crowned, a parade of vintage and classic vehicles and the Young Farmers Tug O’ War .
The Kids Countryside Tent has informative stands alongside fun activities for all the family, with local environmental organisations invited to take part. Please be aware that this tent has changed location and can now be found near the Game Fair area, so don’t miss out on a visit! The Pet Show (entries taken on Show day) no longer takes place in this tent, but is still in its usual spot, in the second show field near the main public entrance, with classes for rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and any other pet you’d like to bring along!
The Home Produce classes are now held in the Young Farmers Tent andshowcase the best of baking, home produce and crafts from exhibitors both local and from further afield, with competition classes for adults and juniors.
The Craft Tent includes wares from crafters from Fife and beyond – a fantastic shopping opportunity. Another section of the same marquee has members from Made in Fife, with more beautiful home-made pieces available to purchase.
The Show works closely with Elmwood College to bring you the Cookery Theatre, kindly sponsored by Branston – with cookery demonstrations throughout the day. The Food & Drink Marquee, kindly sponsored by Kettle Produce Ltd, includes local and speciality producers with many tasty treats available.
A huge & diverse selection of exhibitors make up the outdoor Trade Stand Area, with stands selling everything from agricultural machinery and cars to art work, as well as many of a more informative nature.
In, or near, the field nearest the car parks you’ll find outdoor activities such as rides and amusements, Cupar Bowmen archery and the Black Boar Swordsmanship School.
Catering outlets are spread throughout the Showfield with a great choice of food to purchase. A covered area is also now available for you to eat in, just behind the main ring.
This year the Parade is by invitation only as we produce a special display demonstrating farming through the ages in conjunction with the Fife Vintage Agricutural Machinery Club.
To Cupar in Bloom, the Bell Baxter and East Fife Young Farmers and the many friends of the Show who give up their time and much-needed machinery to help make the Show one of the best one day shows in the UK. New volunteers are always required – come and join us and be part of a fantastic event.
Useful Links To Friends Of The Show