Rare & Traditional Breeds Show (CANCELLED)

Sunday 19 July 2020
10.00am - 4.30pm

Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Rare Breeds Show has been cancelled.

The Rare & Traditional Breeds Show is back at the Museum for 2020! UK smallholders play a vital role in nurturing rare and traditional breeds of livestock, and hundreds of cattle, sheep, pigs and goats who will participate in the show.

With prizes at stake and classes for young handlers, this events is 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. The rare breeds on show are in danger of extinction if demand for their produce isn’t maintained – a taste for quality over factory farmed, intensively raised meat products. The Weald and Downland Living Museum is a charity that works to preserve our rural heritage, and rare breeds are an important part of this.

Crafts, demonstrations, food & drink

Enjoy a range of delicious produce from vendors and quench your thirst in the Events Field. Also enjoy craft and trade stands, plus demonstrations with a countryside theme.

Sponsor a class & support the show!

Sponsor a class & support the show!

With classes containing farmyard favourites, why not treat yourself or the livestock enthusiast in your family by sponsoring a sheep, pig, goat or cattle class? Sponsorship includes two free entry tickets to the show and you get your name in the show programme! Click here to sponsor.

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 for safety reasons.

Regular Museum admission prices apply and include admission to the show (free for Annual Members). Tickets will be available to buy online via our shop and are available on the day. Children aged 4 years and under enter free of charge.

Visitors with disabilities are advised to see our accessibility web page in advance of their visit. Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking.



Thank you for considering being a trader and/or exhibitor at the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s major events for 2020.

Please read the details within the Trader & Exhibitor Pack 2020 – This will provide the details for each event the necessary documentation required to apply.

Once you are ready to apply please fill out following form Exhibitor Application Form 2020 -1 day event.

Traders & Exhibitors are required to complete and submit a risk assessment form with their application – Risk Assesment Form 2020.

If you wish to submit an entry please complete the relevant forms and return to: [email protected]


Event bio-security plan and event contingency plan will be available in the Show Secretary’s tent, please email [email protected] for any further information.

Thank you for your interest in participating at our event this year, please visit our Trader Information page for all booking information, forms and terms and conditions.

For further information about exhibiting at Rare Breeds 2020, please contact our events team on 01243 811011.