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Who are we?

The Shropshire and West Midlands Agricultural Society was created in the late nineteenth century when its principal objective was the organisation of the Annual Agricultural Show. The Society has come a long way since those early days and today continues to oversee the maintenance and use of the County Showground for the purpose of staging not only the County Show, one of the oldest shows in the country but many other entertainment, cultural and fundraising events.

Did You Know?

The Queen visited the County Show in May 1975 and opened the Presidents Pavilion.

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The Shropshire County Agricultural Show was created in the late nineteenth century when it was launched as part of the co-operative venture- The Shropshire and West Midlands Agricultural Society.

Did You Know?

Records show that in 1875 visitors were treated to four sheds of sheep, two housing pigs, a cattle ring, more than 40 horse boxes, a large tent for wool, butter and cheese, and two refreshment areas - one for first-class visitors, and one for second.

Our History

Our History

The Agricultural Society

Formed to preside over the joint West Midland District event and arrange a show that would feature the agriculture, poultry, and horticultural exhibits.

A Showground

Regular events hosted at the Showground include the Shropshire County Show, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury Live and the November Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular.

A Campsite

The idea of a campsite was born to help the Society recover from severe floods that saw the cancellation of many events and severely impacted the Society financially.

Charity Shops

The Society now runs five charity shops in Shrewsbury, Wem, Church Stretton, Ellesmere and Oswestry which boosts income and raises funds for good causes.

The Rural Charity

An arm of the society supporting our rural community - from donating gardening equipment to a Scouting group to sponsoring and supporting Shropshire Young Farmers.

Car Boot Sales

The weekly car boot sales on our large site are extremely popular with both sellers and buyers and any items not sold can be taken to our charity shops.

Business Sponsorship

Our showground and the events we host receive incredible support from the local business community for which we are very grateful.

Community Support

The Agricultural Society works closely with the local community, supporting them in any way they can with the showground and its facilities.

Great location just an easy 15 minute walk into town. Own little garden with a shelter and fire pit. Washing and toilet block and pot wash point close by. Very friendly staff. Very peaceful, calm and relaxing even though it is a big site. We had a great stay.

Kay B

Great having indoor area (with heater) and two outside options (no cover or under cover). Site was enormous so plenty of room for kids to kick a ball and run about. Good fun swimming, canoeing and fishing in the River Severn. Site very secure and staff all very helpful. Shrewsbury and the surrounding area is a great location with so much to see and do. We will be back.

Stephen C

We had a great camping weekend and thank you for the warm & helpful welcome when we arrived. Facilities were fine, nice powerful showers and ideally situated, being a peaceful site, but still close to the town. We will certainly be returning and have recommended the site to friends. "What a find" Thanks again!


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