Weather forecast

The forecast is hardly for settled weather but Saturday does look as though it should be good. The ground will be a bit soft so best not to wear high heels this year.

28/09/2017 19:11

Marquee goes up

The marquee is going up today (Tuesday) so the site is now looking like a show site, it is a bit muddy after the rain but it will all be put right for the day.

26/09/2017 12:45

Record entries

The rumour is that there are record ploughing entries this year, so we can expect stiff competition and the grand sight of so many tractors.

26/09/2017 12:45


The hedgelaying competition this year is a challenging hedge but right in the middle of the site close to the horse ploughing and the main ring, so everyone should be able to see it this year.

But there is a limit to the number of competitors, so if you are competing then get your entry in early so as not to be disappointed.

10/09/2017 21:13


A new fresh website will be appearing soon, please be patient but it will be worth the wait.

11/07/2017 18:16

See you next year

All over for another year and what a good day we had. Thanks to all the competitors and everyone who helped out on the day it really was a fantastic day. We shall shortly change the website again but have patience until it happens. See you all again next year at Southrop Farm, Lechlade on Saturday the 30th September.

25/09/2016 17:06

Good Weather

We have a really lovely site this year with the car park, stands,marquee and main arena all on grass. The weather forecast is good so come along and no need to wear wellies.

23/09/2016 06:37

Nearly there

With less than a week to go the committee have been on site marking out and this really is a lovely site with great views over to the ridgeway and most of the site on grass. So try and get there early on Saturday to be able to get round all the ploughing and attractions.

18/09/2016 13:56

Programme mistakes

We do apologise but two mistakes have been spotted in the programme. One is the Children's section in the Homecraft is actually last years competition, so if you are entering check the shedule on the home page of the web site. And next years match will be held on the 30th September(the last Saturday in September) and not the 23rd. Sorry but we are only human and do sometimes make mistakes.

18/09/2016 13:52

Hedgelayers needed

The ploughing match goes from strength to strength getting more popular every year but sadly there seem to be fewer hedgelayers about for the competition. So this year the prize money has been increased and there will be £25 cutting money for anyone completing their stint. As usual it will be Midland style, with prizes for the Open class, Juniors and a Local champion, so come on and give it a go.

14/03/2016 21:17

What a day

Well it's all over for another year. We were truly blessed with with such good weather again which made it such a good day. Thank you to all the committee,ploughmen,stewards,judges,trades people,exhibitors and everyone else that helped on the day to make it so good. See you all next year at Quenington on the last Saturday in September.

26/09/2015 19:16

Wellies not needed

Everything is ready for a great show tomorrow. The site is a bit uneven mainly due to the vehicles driving on it today but after the heavy rain during the week it has dried out well and there is no need to wear wellies. The weather forecast is good so come along for an entertaining country day. Gates open to the public from 8.30am. Dogs are welcome especially terriers for the racing.

25/09/2015 17:14

England V Wales World Cup Rugby in the marquee

Join us in the marquee in the evening for a live broadcast on a huge screen for the rugby match. The bar will still be open and there will be a pig roast as well. It should be a great night (for the English). Come along from 7.30pm onwards with kick off at 8pm.

09/09/2015 18:08

Change to main ring attractions

Unfortunately the parade of beagles will now not take place. Sadly they will not be able to make it to the show.

09/09/2015 18:02

This years site

We have another really excellent site again this year. The ploughing will all be in the same field as the marquee and main ring. Superb ploughing ground, and the hedgelaying competition will be on a good hedge very close to the site. So if the weather is right it should be a really special day. See you there.

05/03/2015 18:10

All over

We do hope everyone enjoyed their visit to the show. It was a really excellent day, great weather an a superb site. Thanks to everyone that made it such a successful day.

28/09/2014 06:26

All is ready

Everything is now set up ready for tomorrow. The weather looks good and it should be a very enjoyable day. Please follow all road signs into the site, and to exit you will be directed through Cote, this is due to the narrow roads.

26/09/2014 17:56


Unfortunately due to building work we have had to change the hedge for the competition. But the good news is that the hedge is only one field away from the site, an easy short walk. It is also a good young hedge mainly of maple, so it will still be hand tools only. No noisy chainsaws just the sound of billhooks, axes and hedgelayers swearing.

23/09/2014 17:39

Good weather

The weather forecast is still dry for all the week. So the ploughing will be hard but at least there will be no need for wellies. Please be warned that unfortunately the site is very uneven, so do go carefully.

22/09/2014 17:43

Record tractor entries

Tractor Entries have now closed with a record number of 118. So we can expect a busy and competitive day. Although it may be a bit too dry for good ploughing it will be the same for all the ploughmen.

20/09/2014 14:39

Craft Tent now full

The Craft tent is now fully booked up and there is definitely no more room.

09/09/2014 19:34

Ferret racing

Sadly the ferret racing has had to be canceled this year due to illness among the ferrets. But they will be back next year.

09/09/2014 19:30

This years site

This year we have another excellent site at Old Shifford. The main marquee will probably be close to the old Chapel of St Mary's with good views over the whole site. The ploughing will be on oilseed rape stubble that will have been topped and should provide some good ploughing. The hedgelaying competition is an easy walk away, with a good hedge that for this year there will be no chainsaws allowed.

08/07/2014 19:49

Volunteers needed

This show is run entirely by volunteers but sadly each year there seem to be fewer people willing to help. So if you are willing to help out on the day please get in contact with us. If you have even a small knowledge of ploughing then maybe you could help steward a tractor class or help with the steam engines or the horses. The homecraft section could always do with extra help. And of course there are less glamorous jobs such as car parking to do. So please come forward and volunteer.

13/06/2013 20:18

Video of 2012 Match

Have a look at the excellent video by Avalon Productions of the 2012 Match At Hatford. Just click on the video page.

31/01/2013 19:10
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