THE ever-popular Bury Agricultural Show will return this month to showcase the best of the region’s farming and livestock alongside a host of family-friendly activities.

The show, which raises much-needed funds for smaller and local charities, will put on hours of entertainment for all ages including competitions, stunts and animal shows.

Visitors can also expect to see artisan produce for sale from local traders as well as fine animals and livestock.

Alongside the show’s traditional offering of cattle, sheep, hobby horses, and donkeys, this year’s event will also feature a new section for goats.

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For those interested in witnessing the work of traditional trades, an exciting farriers competition will take place in which skilled blacksmiths compete to make horse shoes and metal ornaments.

The Hogg Show, a travelling pig stage show, will be in attendance to show off their porcine friends, including the stars of the show Will.I.Ham and Del Boy.

Creator Tom Hogg will also demonstrate sheepdog herding and play host to the ‘lamb national’, a running event for sheep.

Thrillseekers can witness crowd-pleasing performer Dangerous Steve's spectacular act that includes stunts such as fire and chainsaw juggling and blindfold motorcycle riding.

Bury Times: Blacksmiths will be competition in the farrier competition at this year's showBlacksmiths will be competition in the farrier competition at this year's show

Organiser Karen Southwell hopes the show will be just as enjoyable as last year's event, one of the first agricultural shows to go ahead after the pandemic.

She said: “We’re hoping to build on the huge success that [the show] was for members of the public that just want a good day out.”

“We try to support as many local and smaller charities as we possibly can

“It's very family orientated, there petting farms, people will be explain about the different breeds of animals that are there and there will be fun-fair."

In the past, money has gone to support to local causes such as Annabelle’s Challenge, Men in Sheds, Pets in Need, Tottington and the Mayor's Charity.

The Mayor is a regular attendee of the show and has been invited again this year. 

Bury Times: A competition to just the best eggs A competition to just the best eggs

The show is offering discounted tickets until Monday, June 20, after which visitors will  pay full price.

Visitotrs wishing to enter their dogs into the Fun Dog Show are invited to do so on the day. 

The event will take place on Sunday, June 26, and visitors will be welcomed all day between 9am and 5pm.

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit


Bury and District Agricultural Show

Main Ring Timetable


11.00am                  Sheepdog Herding

11.30am                  Donkey Presentation

12.00Noon               Dangerous Steve

12.30pm                  Lamb National

 1.00pm                   Holcombe Hunt

 1.30pm                   Young Farmers

 2.00pm                   Sheepdog Herding

 2.30pm                   Dangerous Steve

 3.00pm                   Lamb National

 3.30pm                   Tractor display

 4.00pm                   Young Farmers Tug of War

Photos: Karen Southwell