Competitions

Photo of competition badges at The New Forest Show.
Photo of an art competition at The New Forest Show.

Art Pavilion

If you have a flair for art of any kind then why not enter your works at The Show?

Join other professional and amateur artists from around Hampshire who come together to display
a variety of their works.

Photo of baking equipment.

Bake & Cake

Calling all amateur bakers! From scones and shortbread to Bakewells and brownies, there is a baking competition for everyone.

Younger bakers can get involved too, with baking classes in Cup Cake and Cookies.

Photo of a blacksmith at a competition in The New Forest Show.

Blacksmiths

Watch Blacksmiths battle against the clock to demonstrate their wrought iron skills in live competitions.

With both static and live competitions at The Show, it’s perfect for both amateur and professional Smiths.

Photo of a horse at The New Forest Show.

Equine

The Show is famous for its series of Equine competitions.

Across The Show’s three days, more than 2,500 horses and riders will compete in over 50 prestigious Qualifying Classes.

Photo of a flower bouquet at The New Forest Show.

Flower Arranging

Whether you’re an award-winning floral designer or a local ‘newbie’, you’ll have fun and gain lots of
 experience working alongside the experts in a wide range of classes.

Photo of competition bees at The New Forest Show.

Honey & Bees

Ran by The New Forest Beekeepers Association, they welcome entries from beekeepers around the area for a wide variety of classes.

Entries for 2024 aren’t open yet. Keep an eye out for more details shortly.

Photo of a cow at The New Forest Show.

Livestock

A variety of Cattle and Sheep competitions take place on all three days of the Show. Click below for more information on entering the sheep and cattle classes.

Artistic photo of carrots.

Vegetables

A staple of The New Forest and Hampshire Show, the Vegetable Competition is a chance to show-off your prize vegetables against some of the best the South has to offer!

Photo of cakes at The New Forest Show.

Womens Institute

The WI have been supporting and exhibiting the New Forest Show ever since it was established in 1920, attending every Show. Take a look at the schedule to see the variety of different classes.