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. Poultry and wildfowl are also well covered, with classes for everything from Runner Ducks to Pekin Blacks. To encourage younger exhibitors, there are classes for young handlers in the cattle, sheep, poultry and Shetland pony sections.
Entries may be made online using the button at the right side of the page, or forms can be downloaded and submitted by post or email. The only entries taken on Show day are for light horses and dogs/pets so please ensure you are aware of the closing date for all other sections. For 2018, entries submitted up until 7th April will be included in the Catalogue. “Late” Entries may be submitted, for cattle, sheep & horses, from 8th April – 11th May, payable at a higher rate, but these will not be included in the Catalogue. “Show Day” Entries will be taken for Light Horses at a slightly higher rate again. See the front of the Schedule for full details.
The Game Fair area, kindly sponsored by CKD Galbraith, 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, the Young Farmers Tug O’ War and the amusing antics of the Drakes of Hazard collies and ducks.
The Kids Countryside Tent has informative stands alongside fun activities for all the family, with local environmental organisations invited to take part. Birds, bees, reptiles, bugs and bats – they’re all usually here. 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 entrance, with classes for rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and any other pet you’d like to bring along!
The Home Produce Tent showcases the best of baking, home produce and crafts from exhibitors both local and from further afield, with competition classes for adults and juniors. In 2018, this tent will also host the Scottish Women’s Institute who will be demonstrating some of their many skills throughout the day.
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 and Tesco Cupar to bring you the Cookery Theatre, kindly sponsored by Branston – with cookery demonstrations and tastings 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 kids quad bikes, rides and amusements and Cupar Bowmen archery, as well as Highland Dancing 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.
If you are interested in joining us on the day with your vintage tractor please see the Entries page for the Application Form or contact us.
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