Tendring Hundred Show

Attractions & Events

2018 Theme Area – Farming is Magic

We will  show how farming can be a ‘magical’ experience –  for example how it puts seeds in the ground and turns them into crops and then into food for us all to eat. Or tractors using satellites to guide them, or tiny worms moving all that soil, or the farm animals giving us eggs, milk, cheese, honey, wool and the special wonder of new life on the farm!

Open Air Shopping

with over 250 exhibitors booked (click here to see our list of exhibitors) 

Lifestyle and Art Show Marquee

Following the continued success of Lifestyle & Art Show Marquee, it returns again in 2018, with even more exhibitors and original art on sale. Housing everything from bespoke furniture, fabrics and rugs to designer clothing, shoes and gifts. This year the marquee will be doubled in size to incorporate 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. Back again this year, is the large Outdoor Zone to walk through.

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
  • 3 Sixty Trial Bike Display
  • Tendring Dog Agility
  • Ecology Dogs
  • The Sheep Show
  • Hasty’s Adventure Farm inc. Petting Area
  • Ridden Heavy Horses
  • Farming on the Move Demonstration
  • 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 Slack Line School

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, as well as more exotic animals on the Feathers and Fangs stand!

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What they're saying about us

  • I always look forward to the Tendring show for no matter what your interests you will find something for you and as far as the Colchester Vintage Club is concerned it is the only event in the year that we attend as a static Show.

    P. Pearson, Colchester Vintage Motor Club
  • 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
  • I would just like to say a BIG Thank you for such a brilliant day yesterday. We arrived on the show ground at 7.20am and left at 5.45pm! Thanks for all your hard work and look forward to next year.

    Teresa & Sarah Endean
  • I travel nearly 600 miles from the north of Scotland to be part of such a friendly atmosphere. Tendring is a Show like no other. There are no empire builders, everyone pulls together to make it a really great occasion. I hope to be able to make it for many years yet, well done everyone.

    Brian Brinded, The Rabbit Whisperer
  • Tendring Show is a happy family show with a strong sense of the agricultural community it serves.

    Jan Williams Essex Storytellers
  • 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
  • Just to say well done to you and your team – excellent Show. Thank you for letting us extend our PR around the goat show – think the organisers like the extra people and upbeat day’s experience around them!

    David Boyden, Boydens
  • A lovely, traditional agricultural show, lots to see, plenty to do, entertainment for all the family.

    Nicki Firth, Colchester Poultry Club
  • Wanted to say thank you so much for such a great day. The family and I had a fabulous time and enjoyed everything we saw.  Everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time and it was great to catch up with a few ‘old’ faces.

    A. Taylor
  • I just wanted to email to say that we really enjoyed being a part of your event on Saturday. We had many repeat customers through the day and lots of compliments on our set up. We would love to come back next year!

    Caroline Butler-Bird, Hempland’s Coffee