• Rare Breeds Show 2016 - Weald & Downland Museum

Rare & Traditional Breeds Show

Sunday 17 July 2016
10.00am - 4.30pm

Four legs, furry legs, trotters and hooves… come and see cattle, sheep, pigs and goats in this delightful agricultural show for rare and traditional breeds.

With prizes at stake and classes for young handlers, it is one of the biggest shows of its kind in the South East and hugely popular with visitors and exhibitors alike.

There are lots of classes to see and opportunities to meet the breeders situated around the show ring.

See the show programme & schedule

Rare Breeds show programme 2016 cover image

View the Rare Breeds Show 2016 programme and schedule here (warning! it’s 23MB).

Crafts, demonstrations, food & drink

Enjoy a range of delicious produce from vendors and quench your thirst with a drink from the bar in the Events Field. Try tasty homemade light lunches and snacks from the Museum café marquee in the Events Field or its kiosk behind the Market Square.

Also enjoy craft and trade stands, plus demonstrations with a countryside theme.

Weather permitting, Fuller’s Brewery will be offering horse-drawn carriage rides for a small charge.

Don’t miss The Sheep Show shuffle – Yes dancing sheep!

Watch the award-winning demonstration, The Sheep Show! A fun and educational live show of sheep breeds and shearing. “It’s a bit like Miss World in sheep”, says New Zealander Richard Savoy who owns and operates the show from their farm in Norfolk.

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Information for visitors

The Rare & Traditional Breeds Show will open at 10.00am and close promptly at 4.30pm. The Museum itself will also close at the end of the show.

Regular Museum admission prices apply and  include admission to the show (free for Annual Members). Tickets  are available to buy online via our shop (select general admission) and are available on the day.

Visitors with disabilities are advised to contact the Museum in advance of their visit, to discuss the easiest way to access the site. Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking.

Download a show poster

If you are able to help promote our show by displaying a poster, click here to download the Rare Breeds Show A4 poster – thank you for your support!