Want to know what there is to see and do at Fife Show in 2024?  Read on…………

The heart of this traditional agricultural Show remains in the Main Ring, with showing classes for cattle, sheep and heavy horses taking place from 8a.m. The light horse area, with six rings in addition to the Showjumping ring, provides the opportunity to watch a multitude of In-hand, flat ridden and jumping classes for all breeds, sizes and types of horses and ponies.  Come to the top of the Showfield to watch some serious jumping as riders try to qualify for the Royal Highland Show.  Once the showing classes are completed in the morning, check out the afternoon’s entertainment on the timetable to make sure you don’t miss anything! The sheep and cattle lines have examples of many different breeds competing, culminating in the Interbreed Championships for each.



The Main Ring is the place to be to see which animal will be crowned Champion of Champions, kindly sponsored by Quaker, followed by the Grand Livestock Parade, sponsored by Kingdom Carpets. Later in the afternoon you can see a wide array of Vintage vehicles as they roll round the ring in a parade kindly sponsored by Rollos, and main ring activity rounds off with the finals of the Young Farmers Tug O’ War.  The Pipes & Drums of Cupar & District Pipe Band will entertain you around the Showfield, throughout the day.


This year’s entertainment will take the form of Pig Racing and BMX displays! Come and cheer the pigs on as they race down the Main Ring, following the food!  The BMX Show will have its own dedicated ring, with the riders’ skills on display throughout the day – check the Timetable for what’s on, where and when.

Near the Sheep Lines you’ll find a sheep shearing demonstration, and at the Heavy horse area you can see the skill involved in fitting decorated harness.

The Kids Countryside Marquee will have a variety of interesting and fun activities for all ages to take part in.  Branston will have activities involving potatoes and you may be able to see SuperSpud, their mascot. At set times throughout the day, stories will be told by Sheila Kinninmonth of Hame Spun Tales.   St Andrews Botanic Garden will have activities for you to take part in as well as loads of interesting information about Fife’s biodiversity.  Visit the Scottish Geology Trust and learn more about rocks and fossils in Fife. You’ll also find some very interesting animals from Cool Creatures in the marquee – want to get up close and personal with reptiles and creepy crawlies? Pop along and meet them!  Watch demonstrations on wool preparation, weaving and spinning or learn more about Fife’s countryside from Fife Coast & Countryside Trust. Geobus joins us for the first time with science activities for you to be amazed by.

Near this tent you can see animals on the Rare Breeds list as well as alpacas from the local Bowbridge herd and dogs from The Fife Bloodhounds.



At the Game Fair area you will be entertained by a variety of animals and activities and can see the Scarecrows in our Competition open to local schools.

Come and guess who will win – ferret racing with the Scottish Ferret Club. An opportunity to learn all about these wonderful, dual purpose working and pet animals.

Charlie Thorburn of Mordor Gundogs will provide hints and tips on how to train your dog, be it a family pet or a working dog.  Check the timetable for display times.

Majestic birds of prey from Raptor World will be on show in this area all day – watch the flying display as they soar above the Showground.

Ever wanted to have a go at fly fishing? You can here, with some expert instruction from  Angling Scotland.

Let your dog have fun in the scurry – on between 11a.m & 3p.m

The Dog Show takes place in the Game Fair arena, with entries taken in the Secretary’s tent at the Main Ring. This year, the Novelty Classes take place in the morning, with Pedigree Classes in the afternoon. Entries for the Novelty classes will be taken from 9.30-10.30a.m, with Judging starting at 11a.m.,  while entries for Pedigree Classes will be taken between 12.30-1.30p.m. and Judging will start at 2p.m. You can also save time by entering Online now – just click on the Entries button. Be aware, though, that entering in advance does not provide you with a ticket to enter the Show, this needs to be purchased separately.

In the Game Fair tent, we have representatives from the Fife Red Squirrel Group, the Barn Owl Box project and the Scottish Deer Centre on hand to answer questions and show how you can help these species survive and thrive. Teasses Estate will showcase their traditional sporting and farming estate, and there will also be a Stickmaking competition as well as demonstrations for you to watch.

Why not become a Fife Show Explorer and follow our Showground Trail? Aimed mainly at 5- 11 year olds, this is open to all and will take you around the Showfields, with questions to answer along the way about food, farming, agriculture, animals and the countryside. Collect a map, showing the location of our Explorer signs, from the Main Entrance Gates, the Organiser’s tent at the Main Ring or from the Kids Countryside Tent, then answer questions as you work your way around the trail. When you have completed the sheet, hand it in to the Organiser’s tent where youngsters can collect their “Fife Explorer’s” badge and goodie bag.  All sheets with correctly answered questions will be entered into a draw for a fab prize.

The Pet Competition takes place in a marquee in the Second Field near the public entrance – open to guinea pigs, rabbits or any other type of pet you can safely bring along! Entries are taken on Show day, in the marquee, between 9.15-10.30a.m. and judging starts at 11a.m.

Near the bridge to the Second Field you will find the Cupar Bowmen – offering advice and instruction for anyone who’d like to have a go at archery.


Hop over the bridge to the Second Showfield where you’ll find the Kingdom School of Swordplay team, Police Scotland, with rural crime prevention advice, and Scottish Fire & Rescue – have a closer look at the fire appliance.   Nearby there will be an armoured vehicle from the Scottish & North Irish Yeomanry and the RAF Air Cadets will be demonstrating what they do for younger members as well as having a cockpit on display.

Sadly, there will be no Poultry at the Show this year but Egg classes will still take place in a marquee in the Second Field, alongside the Home Produce competitions, where you can see entries of baking and crafts from all ages as well as a wide variety of Craft stands from “Made in Fife”.

The large marquee housing the Craft section and the Food & Drink section, kindly sponsored by Kettle Produce, showcase the best of products and produce from local, artisan vendors.  The Cookery Theatre next door, run by Elmwood College and sponsored by Branston, will have displays on throughout the day, using the best of local foodstuffs.

Trade stands selling everything from agricultural machinery to jewellery are spread throughout the Showground – check out the maps that are at various locations to see who is where, then shop till you drop.

Once you’ve wandered the Showground and built up an appetite, choose from a variety of catering outlets selling tasty, mostly local, produce and eat under cover at our new Food Court area.  Food stands are spread throughout the Showfields so check them all out before making your decision – there is a fabulous choice of food types.

See the Timetable for what’s on and when here nearer Show Day.


The majority of photos on this page courtesy of Cupar Camera Club. 






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