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

About the 2018 show

Bowley Hill Trail Race

Shire Horses


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

Details of the 2018 displays will be posted here as soon as they are arranged

The 2017 displays were:

Stunt Monkey Motorcycle Display Teamhttp://www.stuntmonkey.co.uk/

Ridgeside Lurcher and Terrier Racinghttp://www.falconry-lurcher.co.uk/

Whizoo Birds of Preyhttp://www.whizoo.co.uk/

Reiver Rebels Flyball Team

Accrington Pipe Band

Lancashire Police Dog Unit

Lancashire Mounted Police

Cattle Breeds Display

Heavy Horse Championship

Children's Games


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.

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

Tug of War - 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

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.



Birds of Prey

Pygmy Goats

Classic and Vintage Vehicles

Young Handlers

2017 Classic vehicles entry form.pdf