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

    Nicki Firth, Colchester Poultry Club
  • It was a splendidly organised event. Thank you. So nice to see a proper Farmers Show.

    Clare Dobie, Equestrian Exhibitor
  • 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 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