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The Grand Parade of Livestock will be in the ring in the afternoon, followed by Vintage Tractors and Vehicles, visiting from near and far, with superb commentary explaining the history and use of these magnificent machines.

Welsh Trotting Racing or Harness Racing will again be in the main ring during the day, kindly provided by Wales and Border Counties Racing.  Trainers and drivers are all amateurs, with both men and women competing.

The Radnor and West Hunt will be in the main ring, where children can meet and greet the hounds.

​The Interhunt Competition continues to be a huge ‘crowd puller’ with fast and furious racing over jumps.  There are four teams of four riders competing, they include Kington Show team,  Radnor & West Herefordshire Hunt team, Teme Valley Hunt team and Golden Valley Hunt team.  The interhunt relay starts with two teams being knocked out in the first round, followed by a head to head final.   A ‘must see’ and a ‘must shout’ for your own team!  

The Builth Wells Male Voice Choir will again be performing in the afternoon (and maybe an impromptu performance in the member's marquee in the evening).


Sheep Shearing.  Kington Show will feature Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Open Sheep Shearing Competitions which is expected to attract the UK's top operators as well as shearers from overseas.  This fast and furious spectacle provides great entertainment.

The Bill Bailey Band play their own brand of happy, foot-tapping New Orleans and Dixieland jazz.  With saxophone, banjo and tuba, this four-piece ensemble will be playing near the picnic area throughout the day.

The Wye Valley Axemen have members from Rhayader, Llanidloes and Newtown areas, with their ages varying from sixteen to sixty.  They will also be racing against the shearers - so look out for some real competition.

Young Farmer Competitions.  Both Herefordshire and Radnor Young Farmers Clubs will be competing against each other with a varied programme.  Don't forget there's the After Show Dance too.

Food & Drink  Kington Show prides itself in promoting local food and catering producers.    Happy Herefords will again be attending, providing locally produced, pedigree Hereford steaks and burgers.  This year we have a diverse array of caterers offering savoury and sweet dishes to tempt your taste buds.  Ice creams will also be on offer throughout the showground.  Neil Morris from Behind Bars, Lyonshall will be providing the bars.