© Great Harwood Agricultural Society 2016
© Great Harwood Agricultural Society 2016

About the 2018 show


We are the only northern show holding non-stop main arena displays throughout the day.

09.45 – 10.00        Ayrshire Youngstock Display

10.00 – 10.30        SMJ Falconry Birds of Prey Display

                                               10.30 – 11.00         Preston Agility Dogs

  Including have a go agility course with your own dog

11.00 – 11.05         Bowley Hill Trail Race Start

11.05 – 11.25         Accrington Pipe Band

11.25 – 12.00         Ridgeside Lurcher and Terrier Racing

Back by popular demand! See their fantastic lurchers/terriers do what comes naturally to them - racing at full speed chasing the electric lure. They offer a fast, action-packed demonstration with an informative and humorous commentary.

12.00 – 12.30         Children’s Games

   Free to enter - Welly throwing, egg & spoon race and sack race

12.30 – 1.00            Galloping Acrobatics

Galloping Acrobatics specialise in providing flamboyant vaulting based horse displays, arena acts and entertainment for events and shows throughout the UK. All shows aim to inspire, delight, enchant and excite, whilst also provide an insight into the amazing world of equestrian performance art.

1.00 – 1.15               Lancashire Police Dog Unit

1.15 – 1.45               Accrington Pipe Band

                                              10.30 – 11.00           Preston Agility Dogs

                                         Including have a go agility course with your own dog

2.15 – 2.30               Heavy Horse Championship

2.30 – 3.00               SMJ Falconry Birds of Prey

3.00 – 3.30               Galloping Acrobatics

                  A second chance to see them perform

3.30 – 4.00              Ridgeside Lurcher and Terrier Racing                      Including have a go with your own dog

4.00 – 4.15              Lancashire Police Dog Unit

4.15 – 4.30              Pet Dog Show Best in Show Award


Classic and Vintage Vehicles

We have a great classic/vintage vehicles and machinery section. Whether you are a private owner or a specialist club, you are invited to join us on show day. Entry forms on ENTRIES page.

Competitive Classes

Cattle - Sheep - Pygmy Goats  - Light Horses - Shires - Shetlands

Show Jumping - Open Dog Show - Pet Dog show - Poultry and Eggs - Children’s competitions

Other Open Competitions

Bowley Hill Trail Race

Vintage and Classic Cars, Tractors and Other Machines

Craft Marquee

Donkey Rides

Accrington Bonsai Club Display and Demonstration

Ferret Racing

Children's Fairground Rides

Bouncy Castle and Slide


Competitions in the community marquee

Rides and Inflatables


Donkey Rides

Charity Pet Dog Show with fun classes

This year we are supporting:

Burnley and Rossendale Mountain Rescue and Hyndburn Stray Dogs In Need

Junior handling competitions in most of the livestock competitions


We aim for both high quality and wide variety in our range of foods and drinks, so as many of our stands as possible provide locally-produced foodstuffs, catering for all diets, including vegetarian, vegan, diabetic and gluten-free. With the huge choice of meals and snacks on offer in the food court, there is always something for every taste.

We have the cream of the Northern food producers with their award-winning products.

To eat on the go, there are traditional breakfasts, bacon butties, black peas, black puddings, chips, curries, samosas, filled baked potatoes and  hog roasts. You may even like to try ostrich, bison, kangaroo or camel T-cakes!

To take home, we always have locally made Lancashire pies, cheeses and home-produced and rare breed meats, and a large selection of world food, savoury and sweet,from Asia to the West Indies, taking in China, Germany, Italy, India, Mauritius, Mexico, Spain, and Poland!

There is also a large range of home made honey and preserves to enhance them.

For those with a sweet tooth, there are pancakes and doughnuts, candy floss and fudge, home made ice cream, cakes and biscuits and a huge choice of traditional, old-fashioned sweets.

For the thirsty, a cup of freshly ground coffee, chocolate or a refreshing cup of tea is always available, as are fresh fruit juices and soft drinks, traditional home produced natural cordials, and of course a cold glass of something stronger for the adults, from one of our specialist stands or the public beer tents, supplying a large range of local real ales, lagers, ciders, and spirits.

Classic and Vintage


2017 Classic vehicles entry form.pdf

Young Handlers

Shire Horses

Bowley Hill Trail Race

Poultry and Eggs


Birds of Prey

Pygmy Goats