Tendring Hundred Show

Attractions & Events

2019 Theme Area – Delights of Dairy

Dairy farming is the single largest agricultural sector in the UK, accounting for around 17% of UK agricultural production by value.

This year we will be looking at Milk production and how it has evolved from the early years of hand milking to the fully automated robotic milking machines that we use today.

Our theme area will also show how the milk produced by dairy herds becomes various dairy products such as butter, cheese, yoghurt and ice-cream.

Open Air Shopping

with over 250 exhibitors booked

Jason Smyth’s Adrenaline Tour

The Adrenaline Tour which will be performing in the President’s Ring at this year’s Show, star’s ex-world championship moto-cross rider Jason Smyth performing motorcycle stunts.

The display is crammed with spectacular tricks on various quadbikes and is unique in its arrangement.

You will see quad stunts including quad freestyle, which is uncommon in the UK, with huge jumps over ramps and incorporates not only quad bikes but also motorcycles.

The Duck and Dog Demo

Featuring in our Family Arena this year will be the Duck and Dog Demonstration.    The demonstration will use trained and untrained sheep dogs to herd ducks, amusing and educating the audience about common dog behaviour issues and about how these can be resolved. The show demonstrates how untrained and poorly behaved dogs still have a programmed natural instinct, giving the audience a new understanding of the Way of the Dog.

Lifestyle and Art Show Marquee

Following the continued success of Lifestyle & Art Show Marquee, it returns again with even more exhibitors and original art on sale. Housing everything from bespoke furniture, fabrics and rugs to designer clothing, shoes and gifts. As well as this, enjoy the Art Show, with over 250 original works of art and sculptures. It will certainly be worth a visit.

Shoppers Marquee

Don’t miss the Shoppers Marquee, with crafts and unique gifts ranging from handmade soaps to wood turned toys, with over 30 exhibitors.

Food Pavilion

Filled with fresh local produce as well as more exotic foods, the Food Hall is a popular destination at the Show. Our Chef, Malcolm Long will provide cookery demonstrations throughout the day.

Education Tent

Check out all the exhibits from over 40 local primary and secondary schools, and see what our students have been up to this year! Student performances throughout the day.

The Farming and Countryside Area

This area will bring you in close contact with nature, and provide information about how humans influence, use, manage and protect our natural environment.

Essex Guild of Craftsmen Marquee

We are delighted to have over 29 members of the Essex Guild of Craftsmen exhibiting at this year’s Show, in their own Craft Marquee. Within this large marquee you will find Glass Painting, Ceramics, Hand Painted Porcelain, Pottery, Woodturning, Millinery and Fine, so well worth a visit on the day.

Many More Attractions and Events

Plus, don’t miss these other exciting activities:

  • Gate & West Donkeys
  • Tendring Dog Agility
  • Ecology Dogs
  • The Sheep Show
  • Hasty’s Adventure Farm inc. Petting Area
  • Ridden Heavy Horses
  • Cavy (Guinea Pig) Show
  • Equestrian Classes
  • Goat Show
  • Pigeon Show
  • Poultry Show
  • Rabbit Show
  • Rat Show
  • Sheep and Cattle Classes
  • Vintage Car Show
  • Vintage Engine, Historical Vehicles & Tractor Display
  • The WOW Water Experience
  • Bungee Trampolines

And much more!

And let’s not forget the animals…

Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Heavy Horses, Ridden Horses, Donkeys, Chickens, Geese, Pigeons, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Fancy Rats, Ferrets, Hounds, Working Dogs and birds of prey!

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What they're saying about us

  • Come rain or shine this friendly show still has the wonderful atmosphere it’s always had since I first attended the Show back in the 1970s

    Mark Gates, A Touch of Silver
  • We have been supporting the Tendring Show for over 50 years and see it as our main shop window to  promote both the NFU and the NFU Mutual locally.

    Philip Breary, NFU Mutual, Colchester
  • Our Ice Cream stall in the Food Hall has always been popular come rain or shine – lots of regular faces visiting us each year.  The cookery demonstrations give the Food Hall a real buzz – It is always such a busy show and offers a really great family day out.

    Jane Hadley, Hadleys Icecream
  • The day at Tendring Hundred Show simply is not long enough to see all the different attractions that this Show offers

    Keith, Owls r us
  • It was a splendidly organised event. Thank you. So nice to see a proper Farmers Show.

    Clare Dobie, Equestrian Exhibitor
  • Tendring Show is a happy family show with a strong sense of the agricultural community it serves.

    Jan Williams Essex Storytellers
  • The Tendring Show is one of our local shows and it is good to support them as they treat us as part of their very large team and we feel part of the family it is nice to see all the familiar faces.

    Angie & Rick, Colchester Bird of Prey Display
  • I had such a lovely time on Saturday, it was a fantastic show and the children loved it!

    Emma Wraight, Birkett Long LLP
  • I have been exhibiting rabbit netting and ferrets at agricultural shows for longer than I care to remember. Now, at 69 years of age, there are only two shows I will do, and Tendring Hundred is one of them!

    Brian Brinded, The Rabbit Whisperer
  • Once again another very successful show, Well Done, Congratulations. I would like to thank you very much for my very forward Car Pass, I really appreciated it and so did the family because it meant they did not have to ferry me around the Car Park.

    Mrs J. Smith