Tendring Show

Attractions & Events

2023 Theme Area

The theme for 2023 is ‘Creativity in the Countryside’, chosen by our President who, this year, is Steven Rose, managing director of Rose Builders.  “There is so much creativity that goes on in the countryside that is just not seen or appreciated. This led me to want to ‘shine a light’ on some of the talent and creativity that goes on around us with this year’s theme. I hope you will visit our special theme area and be inspired to wonder, to think, to create, to design, and to make!”

Open Air Shopping

with over 250 exhibitors booked there will be something for everyone at this year’s Show.

Art and Lifestyle Marquee

Following the continued success of Art and Lifestyle 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.

NEW – Military Village

We are delighted to welcome the military for the first time this year, they will be joined by our cadet forces to form a Military Village.

“From suppliers to signallers, come and meet local soldiers at the military village.  Suffolk and Colchester-based Army Reserve units will be displaying the vehicles and equipment they use in training and operations in the UK and overseas, alongside stands showcasing the work of military charities.”

Shoppers’ Marquee

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

Food Pavilion

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

Education Tent

Check out all the exhibits from over 20 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.  Displays include ferrets, working dogs, terrier racing, ecology dogs, birds of prey and fly fishing on the pond.

Many More Attractions and Events

Plus, don’t miss these other exciting activities:

  • Cobweb Donkey Rides
  • Tendring Dog Agility
  • Debbie Millar Dance Troupe
  • Happy Tailwaggers Dog Team
  • The Sheep Show
  • Hasty’s Adventure Farm including Petting Area
  • Heavy Horses
  • Donkeys
  • Equestrian Classes
  • Goat Show
  • Pigeon Show
  • Poultry Display
  • Rabbit Show
  • Fancy Rat Show
  • Colchester Beekeepers’ Show
  • Sheep and Cattle Classes
  • Vintage and Classic Car Show
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Carousel

And much more!


Please click here to download the provisional timetables for the 2023 Tendring Show.

Countdown to the Show

What they're saying about us

  • 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
  • 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
  • I would like to thank you for a most enjoyable day on Saturday, it seemed like the traditional weather for the Show returned to normality thank goodness, I hope it all worked out with a good attendance etc.

    Mr Tony Irwin, Chairman NES Signs
  • 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 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
  • I had such a lovely time on Saturday, it was a fantastic show and the children loved it!

    Emma Wraight, Birkett Long LLP
  • 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
  • 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
  • We attend hundreds of events across the country and the Tendring Show is consistently one of our busiest one day Shows. It also helps that it is well organised and hassle free, hopefully we’ll be attending for another 10 years….

    Ryan Jepson, Ryan Jepson Cheeses
  • Tendring Show is a happy family show with a strong sense of the agricultural community it serves.

    Jan Williams Essex Storytellers