History of the Show I New Forest & Hampshire County Show

The New Forest Show has had a long and varied history starting as a small, one-day agricultural Show at Netley Marsh in 1920 and developing into the three-day spectacular event of today. It has moved location on several occasions and survived major world events and other problems to become a favourite fixture in the calendar of the New Forest.

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show

Taking place in Brockenhurst in the heart of the National Park, the New Forest Show offers visitors 30 acres of showground for the whole family to explore. 2020 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the New Forest and Hampshire County Show. The event takes place annually at the end of July and is now rated among the top ten agricultural shows in the country.

The New Forest Show is organised by a charity – The New Forest Agricultural Show Society. The idea for the New Forest Show began in 1920,  as a small one day event at Netley Marsh.

The Show became a regular event and became very popular, because as well as being a chance to show stock and produce, the event was a good meeting place for New Forest residents, farmers and commoners. Moving from venue to venue, including Brockenhurst, Hinton Admiral, Totton and Lyndhurst. The Show eventually took up permanent residence in its present home at New Park. Brockenhurst in 1955.