There will be something for everyone at The National Country Show Live 2018! Meet Ben Fogle after he opens the show at 10am on Saturday 22nd September, listen to talks in the Country Theatre, meet the animals, have-a-go at archery and learn more in our Sheep Show. Bring the whole family along and let the kids loose in the Kids Zone, take a seat in the Village Green, take a look around our Country Shopping Village and enjoy some amazing food. 

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The National Country Show Live will be opened by TV adventurer Ben Fogle on Saturday 22nd September. Ben will also be joining us for talks in the Country Theatre on Saturday. Click here for more information...

Main Arena

From horse stunt shows to dog displays, the Main Arena will be a hive of activity across the weekend.

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 sheep and horses! Click here for more information...

Sheep Show

Entertaining and informing, the baa-rilliant Sheep Show will introduce you to different breeds as well as teach you how wool is turned into clothing. Click here for more details.

Tractor Ted World

The kids will LOVE playing in Tractor Ted World. Have a bounce on the Tractor Ted Bouncy Castle, play in Digger's Den, have a go at Chuck-a-Chicken, play Welly Wangling and more. Click here for more details.

Kids Fun Zone

Bring the whole family along to The National Country Show Live where you'll find entertainment for the kids including a Paintball Shooting Range, Bubble Football, a NERF arena and more! Click here for more information.


Have you ever wanted to shoot a bow and arrow? Come and see the Southend & District Archery Club at this year's show who will teach you the basics of holding and using a bow and arrow. How close will you get to the target?

Dog Zone

Come and join us in the Fun Dog Zone and witness world class displays from the Conquest K9 Display Team, take part in Fun Dog Shows and get advice from dog training experts. Plus young handlers will be able to take part in a fun dog obedience test. Click here for more information about the Fun Dog Shows.

Falcons in Flight

Turn your eye to the sky as Fens Falconry brings a range of birds along to the show for a stunning display. You can get up close and meet the birds as well as speak to the expert handlers on the day.

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 and even horse stunt shows, the Equine Area isn’t to be missed. Click here for more details.

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! Click here for more details.

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. Click here for more information...

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. Click here for more details.

Children's Arts & Crafts

We're delighted to welcome Green Earth Learning Ltd to our Village Green area, who will be holding small arts and crafts sessions for children. Make a wooden necklace or snails out of salt-dough and shells.

Country Shopping

The National Country Show Live has some of the finest exhibitors from around the UK. Whether you’re interested in sampling some of the finest food the country has to offer, or you want to check out the latest country clothing and accessories, the show is packed with everything you need. Click here for more details.

Food Glorious Food

Enjoy a taste of country life from our amazing food and drink stalls. Featuring an array of flavours, choose from delicious sausages, oils, cheese and confectionery, plus much more. And as a special treat, you may even get a free taster too! Click here for more details.

All information correct at time of publication. Aztec Events reserves the right to amend or change activities due to unforeseen circumstances without prior notice.