Visiting the Show


There’s something for everyone at the National Country Show Live 2021! Enjoy live music and entertainment in the Country Theatre, watch stunning displays in the Grand Arena, meet the animals and have-a-go at activities. Bring the whole family along and let the kids loose in the Kids Fun Zone, take a seat in the Village Green, take a look around our Country Shopping Village and enjoy some amazing Street Food in our Festival of Food & Drink LIVE. 

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Join us in the Grand Arena for a spectacular Jousting Display. Watch the jousters ride at top speeds across the arena to be crowned the winner of this thrilling competition.

Horse Stunt Shows

Incredible Horse Stunt Shows will be taking place throughout the weekend in the Grand Arena. Picture beautiful horses, death defying stunts and trick riding at break neck speed.

Heavy Horse Displays

We are pleased to welcome N&J Heavy Horse display team to the show. With Shires and Perchrons - learn more about these gentle giants and see them race around the main arena at high speeds.

Dog Display Team

Due to popular demand, we are excited to welcome back the Conquest K9 Display Team. Established to promote better dog handling and encourage owners to take their dogs to training classes, we look forward to a fast action packed display in the Grand Arena.

Dog & Duck Show

Join us in the Main Arena as trained and untrained sheep dogs herd ducks in this amusing and educating display. You'll learn about common dog behaviour issues and about how these can be resolved - as well as having some fun too!

Falcons in Flight

Enjoy a fast paced flying display from the falcons owned by Fens Falconry Team. From Harris Hawks to Owls, this is an educational and entertaining display the whole family will love.

Meet the Animals

It wouldn’t be a country show without the chance to meet the animals from the countryside. This year visitors will be able to meet creatures great and small from ferrets and dogs to chickens and horses!

Ferret Zone

Come to the Ferret Zone and meet the Essex Ferret Welfare Society who will be raising awareness and promoting welfare. There will be a whole range of ferrets that you'll be able to meet as you learn more about these popular animals.

Kids Fun Zone

Bring the whole family along to The National Country Show Live where you'll find entertainment for the kids including inflatables, a simulator and more!

Dogs Area

Bring your dog to the National Country Show Live where you can take part and win rosettes in our Fun Dog Shows, witness world class displays and get advice from dog training experts. Plus young handlers will be able to take part in a Young Handler Training and Obedience Test and you can take part in the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award

Poultry Zone

Learn more about chickens and ducks from the Colchester Poultry Club at this year's show - you can even meet some of the birds too!

Equine Area

Saddle up and explore the Equine Area at The National Country Show Live. Featuring a variety of horses, horse and cart rides and even horse stunt shows, the Equine Area isn’t to be missed.

Petting Zoo

Ever wanted to get up close to some really cute animals? Then pop along to our Petting Zoo where there will be plenty of furry friends for you to meet. From rabbits and guinea pigs to ferrets and chickens, there’s an animal for everyone!

Snakes and Reptiles

Get up close to snakes and reptiles and learn all about them from the Federation of British Herpetologists at this year's show.

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

This year we will be welcoming Hopefield Animal Sanctuary to the show, who will be telling you about the great work that the Brentwood based Sanctuary does as well as bringing some visitors along for you to meet including guinea pigs.

Village Green

Come and join us at our Village Green central area, where you can take a weight off your feet and enjoy live entertainment and refreshments.


How are you with a bow and arrow? Join the Southend Archery Club and have a go at archery at the National Country Show Live! Learn the basics of holding and using a bow and arrow, then shoot! How close will you get to the target?

Country Shopping

Whether you're buying gifts for friends or family, pets or perhaps yourself there's plenty of choice in our shopping areas. Come inside the Craft & Gift Marquee or explore our outside stands for everything from ladies fashion to gardening tools and even dog treats and accessories!

Festival of Food & Drink LIVE

Sensationally sweet to superbly savoury, there's something for all your taste buds to enjoy at the National Country Show Live 2021. Join us inside our Food Marquee for a range of flavours - from delicious sausages, oils, cheese and confectionery, plus much more! Or head outside for some scrumptious Street Food including Noodles, Tapas and sweet treats.