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Everything you need to know about the Pembrokeshire County Show 2019

including dates, times, tickets & highlights!

Wales' largest three-day agricultural show - Pembrokeshire County Show promises to be a real diamond this year.

The action-packed event on August 13, 14 and 15 is celebrating a milestone anniversary - it's 60 years since the show moved to its present location at Pembrokeshire County Showground in Haverfordwest.

And to celebrate, organisers, Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society are pulling out all the stops to make the event bigger and better than ever before - new attractions and a new showground layout will make the 2019 show one to remember.

An estimated 100,000 visitors will flock to the show so to whet your appetite, here's everything you need to know about the Pembrokeshire County Show 2019.

 

When and where is the Pembrokeshire County Show 2019?

The Pembrokeshire County Show takes place at Pembrokeshire County Showground in Haverfordwest on August 13, 14 and 15. The show is open from 8 am until late each of the three days.

 

What is on display at the show?

More than 100,000 visitors are expected to see some of the best livestock, taste fabulous local food and drink, experience country life and enjoy a wealth of entertainment.

This year's show is jam-packed with great attractions and events.

There's something for everyone!

Enjoy the free family play zone, listen to the all-day entertainment from the Pure West music stages, tickle your tastebuds at the Castell Howell fabulous food festival, marvel at the livestock classes, be wowed by the world-class showjumping, explore the horticulture, arts and crafts area, shop till you drop at the shopping village and celebrate Pembrokeshire's agriculture.

It's Pembrokeshire's largest summer event with fun for all the family.

 

What is new at the show this year?

Headlining the attractions will be the Imps motorcycling display team who will mesmerise the crowds with an unmissable display of discipline and skill and The Scarlets who will be showcasing their rugby skills. Fans will get the chance to have their picture taken and get the autographs of Scarlets players who will be taking special training sessions for the budding rugby stars of the future. The show will also be the first chance to see the official new Scarlets kit for 2019-20 with a special unveiling that will include a striking alternative Pembrokeshire jersey which is being launched on Wednesday afternoon as part of the region's 'Three Counties, Three Years' strategy.

There will also be a chance to be coached with the BASC Shotgun Coaching Line,  take part in Irish sheaf throwing competitions, hop on board the land train and visit the  Pembrokeshire Little Farmers Education Marquee and join in the fun at the free family play zone, while there's also the new Little Farm Barn which home to lots of baby animals for handling opportunities, including beef and dairy calves, lambs, chicks, ducks and goats.

As part of the new-look layout, there will be the fabulous shopping village with hundreds of trade stands at both the indoor malls and outdoor areas.  The Castell Howell Food Marquee will host a really dynamic food festival atmosphere.  So popular last year it has been extended following its huge success last year and increased demand from standholders.

Visitors will be able to tickle their tastebuds at the huge food festival which celebrates the very best local produce on offer. You'll be in food heaven.

There's always an emphasis on great Pembrokeshire and Welsh produce, celebrating the show's ethos of from field to fork and soil to spoon.

Equine entrants will be able to enjoy the new viewing gallery accessed by Main Avenue for the Grand Arena, which follows on the success from the introduction of the Stockman's Bar last year.

And there's also a new highland cattle section!

 

What are some of the other attractions?

Take a ringside view of the livestock classes, including cattle, sheep and pigs or sit main ring side and admire the equine exhibits and world-class showjumping. There's also dog agility competitions, shire horses, Welsh ponies, Shetland ponies and minature shetlands, plus a parade of foxhounds. Don't forget the buzz of the Inter Hunt Relay competition on Wednesday evening, when lots of teams go head to head over a course of rustic fences.

Check out the YFC area and the lively music stage, while you're there, you can marvel at the vast array of agricultural machinery and equipment, farrier demonstrations, vintage and classic vehicles along with a splendid horticultural and crafts section.

Take pole position at the thrilling indoor go-karting, go skateboarding and have fun at the fairground, plus there's the fabulous NFU Mutual Countryside Paddock area featuring gundog and bird of prey displays and a chance to be coached in shooting and archery. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority will have a presence and will be focusing on the theme of pollinators and wildflowers. The stand will largely be made up of interactive elements, including 'creating a bug hotel' and a 'wildflower sculpture' made entirely of bottle tops, which they will invite visitors to contribute to. In keeping with a theme taken up by the National Park Authority's main stand at the show, the stand will be 'staffed' by National Park volunteers from the Pathways supported volunteering project and our Youth Rangers.

Get dressed up for Ladies Day on Wednesday, August 14th - wear your best dress and hat to enjoy all that the day has to offer - there's even a complimentary glass of prosecco for all ladies! There's also the daily fashion show with Kathy Gittins Designwear at the arts and fashion marquee where you can see the latest on trend outfits modelled.

Every day, there will be live entertainment open till late from the Pure West stage. There's going to be great local artists, a guest international group from the US, dance troops, live broadcasts and exciting giveaways.

The entire show will be live and entertaining, culminating in a spectacular Grand Parade each day. There's just so much on - it may take you a couple of days to see it all!

 

What are the disabled facilities?

Getting around at an agricultural show can sometimes be difficult, however at the County Showground, there is a good network of tarmac and temporary tracked aisles making conditions underfoot easier for visitors with limited mobility.

Parking: Forward parking is available for Blue Badge holders in all car parks. Space is limited and cannot be reserved and as such they are on a first come first served basis.

Toilets: Disabled WCs  are available in all zones at the show, including public entrances C and D, Parkhouse Exhibition Hall, Horse Entrance E and the Members Pavilion.

3 shuttle buses will be running daily from the entrances of the car park into the main showground area.

Mobility scooters and wheelchairs: Please check directly with the show office, who can provide updates on suppliers 01437 764331.

 

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are very welcome at the show provided they bring their responsible owners with them!  Dog drinking bowls are scattered around the show.

The County Show Dog Agility will run on both the Tuesday and Wednesday of the show, in their specialist area in Zone B and there's also lots of doggy treats for sale within the trade stand areas.

 

How do I get there and where do I park?

For SatNav, please use the following address:

County Showground, Withybush, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 4BW.

The show is signposted from the main A40 trunk roads.  Please look for the 'P' signs for public parking

Shuttle Bus Service (from Haverfordwest Bus Station): Richards Bros will be operating a bus service from Haverfordwest Bus Station to Gate 1 from 9 am to 6 pm on each day of the show. Buses will be at half hour intervals with more frequent journeys during peak times. Please check website for detais.

Keep in touch with up-to-date traffic information with local radio: BBC Radio Wales (http://www.bbc.co.uk/travel/7668204/incidents/road), Radio Pembrokeshire (http://www.radiopembrokeshire.com/), Pure West Radio (http://purewestradio.com)

 

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets are now on sale at www.pembsshow.org

Early bird prices: Book your tickets online to get our early bird prices - adult £18, senior citizen - £15, child (five-16 years) - £6, super saver (one adult and three juniors) - £20, family saver (two adults and three juniors) - £35. Children four-years-old and under go free on all three days.

Gate prices (gates open at 7.30 am): adult - £19;

senior citizen - £17; child (five-16 years) - £6; super saver (one adult and three juniors) - £20; family saver (two adults and three juniors) - £39. Children four-years-old and under go free on all three days.

And what's more, this year there will be reduced rates for entry after 4 pm with the After Show Tickets, at just £10 on the gate. No-one will need to go home early as the live stage will provide entertainment until late.

 

What do I get for the entry price?

Once inside the showground, you don't need to spend another penny if you don't want to.  There's lots of demonstrations, exhibitions, showing and arena entertainment all free to enjoy as well as the Family Free Play Zone, Pembrokeshire Little Farmers and Little Barn Farm, amongst others.

You may need to buy something to eat or drink, take a visit to the fairground, BASC Shooting Lines, go karting or be tempted by all the shopping.

 

How can I keep up-to-date with what's happening?

Browse the website and follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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