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

  • 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 used the Show as a PR tool to show new technology for over 15 years and see many of our existing customers year after year. It’s a great day out and we always seem to generate new leads and we will continue our support to the Show for years to come.

    Paul Dewing, Managing Director – GCS Alarms
  • 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
  • Tendring Show is a fun and friendly local agricultural and family show ran by local groups and organisations for mainly local people and those people who would like to travel to see such a unique yearly event. We love the show as it is a relaxing day to meet up with a lot of people you know.

    Anne Hutchby, Sid Hutchby & Sons Ltd
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • It was a splendidly organised event. Thank you. So nice to see a proper Farmers Show.

    Clare Dobie, Equestrian Exhibitor