Tendring Hundred Show

Attractions & Events

2020 Theme Area – Farming, Food and Fitness

Our 2020 Theme will look at modern farming methods, the production of arable crops as well as fruits and vegetables and how these are an important part of every ones’ health and wellbeing.

Open Air Shopping

with over 250 exhibitors booked

The Stunt Riders Show

The Stunt Riders Show in our main President’s ring features some daredevil stunts including Pit Bike stunts and comical racing, bike wheelies, endos, the ‘burnout bike’, 4 up Quad Wheelies that always gets the crowd laughing, side by side quad two wheel driving and the heated drive through firewall performed on a bike and quad!

This display also consists of high flying ramp to ground bike jumps performed by one of the UK’s youngest and one of the top motocross jumpers that will leave everyone watching on the edge of their seat!

The show is lead by Brandon Baily who is one of the best car two wheel drivers in the UK.

The Mighty Smith

Featuring in our Family Arena this year will be the Mighty Smith Strongman Show!

Impressive feats of strength from one of the UK’s Strongest Men

Adrian Smith, 5th in the World’s Strongest Man and three times Winner of UK’s Strongest Man Competition, presents a show geared for family fun with visual humour and audience participation. Tearing up catalogues, bending six inch nails in his teeth, walking on a bed of broken glass, holding a chair with a seated lady on it in his teeth, presenting a children’s tug of war with prizes.

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, Mark David 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
  • Equestrian Classes
  • Goat Show
  • Pigeon Show
  • Poultry Show
  • Rabbit Show
  • Rat Show
  • Essex Beekeepers Show
  • Sheep and Cattle Classes
  • Vintage and Classic Car Show
  • The Women’s Land Army
  • Vintage Engine, Historical Vehicles & Tractor Display
  • The WOW Water Experience
  • Climbing Wall and Bouncy Slide

And much more!

And let’s not forget the animals…

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

Download Event Timetables here for the following venues:

  • 2020 List of Exhibitors 2020 Tradestand Exhibitors List and Show Plan (coming soon)
  • President’s Ring (available to download soon)
  • Family Arena (available to download soon)
  • Countryside Arena (available to download soon)
  • Horse & Livestock Showing Rings (available to download soon)

Countdown to the Show

What they're saying about us

  • Myself and family always really enjoy the Tendring Show. So much for everyone to see and do. My 2 year old is tractor mad, so he especially enjoyed watching the display’s in the main arena. Well done!! Another fantastic day out.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • The East Anglian Jack Russell Club and racing team are pleased to be associated with the Tendring Hundreds Show once again this year. We look forward to our day at the show meeting people on our stand and entertaining with our terrier racing in the countryside arena.

    Lilian Clark, East Anglian Jack Russell Club