Questions I New Forest & Hampshire County Show

Please find below answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Show. If you cannot find the answer to your question please don’t hesitate to email: [email protected] 

When is the New Forest Show?

For 2024 the show will be on Tuesday 30th July, Wednesday 31st July & Thursday 1st August

When is the Show open?

The Show opens at 8.15am and closes at 6.30pm each day.

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Can I apply for a carer's ticket?

We prefer to process these in advance, and  are happy to accept any of the following:

Middle or Higher Rate DLA for care and/or mobility

Receipt of a current and valid Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Evidence of being severely sight impaired

Recognised assistance dog ID card

Current and valid evidence of receiving Attendance Allowance

Please email [email protected] with your details.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes ­ – although they must be kept on a lead at all times. Dogs are not allowed in the Livestock Tents. They will clearly display a ‘No Dogs Allowed’ sign at the entrance.

Please note that all ‘banned breeds’ are not permitted on the showground

How do I get to the Show? 

Please visit our ‘Getting Here’ page for detailed information on the various ways for visitors to get to the New Forest and Hampshire County Show.

If you’re bringing a dog to the Show, please read the Bluestar Shuttle Bus Dog Policy

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Is there a dedicated Disabled Car Park?

Yes –  As you enter New Park please ensure you have your council issued disabled badge visible on the windscreen and you will be directed to the disabled car park.

Where can I buy tickets to the Show?

Tickets for the Show can be bought online. See the red tickets tab at the top of the page.

You can also buy tickets on the gate.

Where can I hire a mobility scooter?

Mobility Scooters can be hired direct with the Wheels for Freedom company and need to be reserved before the Show.

Bookings can be made online at at a cost of £24.00 per day.

Telephone Bookings on 01202 670450 can also be made at a cost of £27.00 per day

Once booked they will be available  between 8am and 6:30pm



Is there a Show Guide/ Programme?


Show Guides are available on Show Days where they will be sold of various Kiosks at the entrances and across the Showground. It is also possible to pay for a Show Guide online when you book your tickets. You will receive a voucher via email which you can redeem at any kiosk on arrival.

Can I buy food and drink at the Show?


Mobile catering units are positioned all over the Showground and provide a huge range of delicious food including fresh battered fish and chips, British hog roasts and beef carveries as well as vegetarian and vegan options and for the more exotic visitors, Chinese noodle dishes! Our local produce area and food hall both sell a variety of food and drink to be consumed on site. Not forgetting the Garden Tearoom located in the Flower and Gardening Show too.

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Do you donate tickets to charities?

The New Forest Agricultural Show Society is a charity whose objectives are to promote and encourage agriculture, forestry, rural crafts, equestrianism and horticulture in particular to advance education in agriculture and allied industries, in forestry, in equestrianism and in horticulture and to promote the breeding of stock.

We are pleased to consider applications that support our charitable objectives by offering free tickets to the Show.

Charity requests should be submitted via email, at least 6 weeks before the date of any event and sent to the following address:

[email protected]

Please note that emails from independent fundraisers will only be considered if a registered charity number or letter of authority is provided.

As we receive many requests for support each year it is not possible to respond to all applications individually. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of your submission then we regret that your request has been unsuccessful.