The first Wednesday in August is the highlight of the social calendar for many folk – it’s Wigtown Show! - one of the best one day agricultural shows in Scotland.
This year’s line-up of entertainment is monster sized - there’s so much to see and do!
The UK’s number one Monster Truck team “Big Pete and the Grim Reaper” will be on display all day and perform in the main ring in the afternoon. Watch a real working monster truck in action; “Big Pete” is the tallest and heaviest monster truck out there so it is sure to be an action-packed performance. Meanwhile celebrity chef, Nick Nairn, will be cooking up a storm in the food marquee and presenting the trophies in the main ring. Performances from the fantastic Sheep Show will be loved by all ages while the beauty of the heavy horse driving will appeal to many and the Tug o’War competition will have the crowd roaring.
The wide variety of animals at Wigtown Show ensures there is something for everyone, whether you’re a poultry or horse enthusiast, enjoy seeing the sheep, goats or cattle, it is a great day out for the whole family. This year the Beltex sheep section has been boosted by hosting their National show, bringing exhibitors from far and wide. They will be housed in their own marquee thanks to financial assistance from Dumfries and Galloway Council and Montpelier Chartered Accountants.
The Champion of Champions parade at 1pm when the champion of each breed graces the main ring, with just one being selected by this year’s judge Mr Hugh Ramsay MBE to receive the coveted Craig Cup. This year a Zwartbles sheep will be ensured a place in the line-up as they have their own section for the very first time.
The showfield will be packed with trade stands of all kinds and the craft and food marquees are full of products to entice you. Plan your day using the Wigtown Show planner available in the centre of the show catalogue from the kiosk or secretary’s office. Rest your legs a while in the various seated areas around the showfield, enjoy food and drinks from the onsite vendors and catch up with friends and family. Thanks to sponsorship from Wigtown Community Shop there is a FREE show bus; it starts and ends its journey in Stranraer and runs to and from Wigtown town centre and the showfield throughout the day. Visit www.wigtownshow.org.uk for more information; a warm welcome awaits you at Wigtown Show 2017 – it’ll be a monster day out!