Country Shows & Festivals 2016
1 Downton Cuckoo Fair
April 30  |  Visitors: 20,000  |  Web  Map
Downton SP5 3LZ (between Ringwood & Salisbury)
Over 250 craft and other interesting stalls on the greens and in marquees. There is lots of fun for the family including rural craft demonstrations, Punch and Judy, clowns, inflatable’s and a farmers produce marke. We have a wide range of entertainment during the fair including maypole, Morris & traditional dancers; street entertainers.
2 Hampshire Country Fair
May 1 & 2  |  Visitors: 12,000  |  Web  Map
Netley Marsh, nr Totton, SO40 7GY
This is a 2-day event and includes, Arena Entertainment, Falconry Village, Archery, Angling, Dog Zone, Equestrian, Owl Show, Target Field Sports, Chainsaw Carving, glassblowing, rural skills, Blacksmiths, Craft Village, Ferrets, Regional produce, Meet The Chefs, Childrens Entertaiment and other attractions.
3 Old Gaffers Festival
Not on this year |  Visitors: 20,000  |  Web  Map
Next one - June 2nd, to 4th June 2017
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0NT
This is a 3-day event and during the Festival, Yarmouth's harbour will be filled with more than 100 visiting traditional sailing, steam and motor vessels, including the cream of the Old Gaffers fleet. On shore there is, Street Entertainment, Live Music, Craft Fair and Market, Flower Festival, Lifeboat Demonstration and lots more.
4 Wimborne Minster Folk Festival
June 10, 11 & 12  |  Visitors: 20,000  |  Web  Map
Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HT    Camping
This is a 3-day event has the very best of traditional English and Celtic music and dance in and around the historic minster town of Wimborne. Concerts, workshops, dance displays, family activities and stalls. The festival campsite is being organised by Wimborne Town Football Club, just a few minutes walk from the town centre and has a lovely view over the Dorset countryside.
5 The Isle of Wight Festival
June 9, 10, 11 & 12 | Visitors: 65,000  |  Web  Map
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight   Camping
The Isle of Wight Festival was originally held from 1968 to 1970. The 1970 event had a gathering of over 600,000, and included performers such as, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Joni Mitchell and The Moody Blues. The event was revived in 2002 and has been held annually since that year.
7 Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show
July 22, 23 & 24  |  Visitors: 20,000  |  Web  Map
Netley Marsh, nr Totton, SO40 7GY   Camping
This is a 3-day event and includes, Vintage Vehicles, Craft Marquee, Fun Fair, Children's entertainment, Street Market, Heavy Horses, Steam Engines and various other activities. Also a public camping site provides a weekend of entertainment for campers and caravans alike including a hog roast at the main bar area.
8 New Forest Show
July 26, 27 & 28  |  Visitors: 95,000  |  Web  Map
New Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH    Camping
This is a 3-day event and includes, The New Forest and Hampshire County Show is an annual agricultural show held for three days at the end of July. The show attracts, on average, 95,000 visitors every year and brings together a celebration of traditional country pursuits, crafts, produce and entertainment.
9 Camp Bestival
July 28, 29, 30 & 31  | Visitors: ... |  Web  Map
Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth BH20 5QS   Camping
Camp Bestival is a music festival, the "little sister" of Bestival, both organised by BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank. It is held annually , at Lulworth Castle in Dorset and is targeted at families with small children.
10 Summer Spectacular
August 7 |  Visitors: 5,000  |  Web  Map
Woodside Park, Lymington
This 1-day event is a Vintage Car Show organised by the Rotary Club of Lymington and includes, a Dog Show, Children’s entertainment, Brass Band, Birds of Prey, Static Engines, Morris Dancers and an excellent Car Boot Sale.
11 Cowes Week
August 6 to 13  |  Visitors: 100,000  |  Web  Map
Cowes, Isle of Wight    
Cowes Week is the longest-running sailing regatta in the world having started in 1826. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1,000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. There is normally a boat running from Lymington to Cowes during the event.
12 Ellingham & Ringwood Agricultural Show
August 13 |  Visitors: 8,000  |   Web  Map
Somerley Park, Ellingham, Hampshire, BH24 3PL
This is a 1-day event and includes, Gun Dogs, Hunting Hounds, Pony Club, Iberian Horses, British Heavy Horses, Dogs Shows, Vintage Motorcycles, Brass Bands, Petting Farm, Horticultural Section, Craft Marquee, Food Hall and many Trade Stands.
14 Bournemouth Air Festival
Aug 18 to 21  |  Visitors: 1,250,000 |  Web  Map
Bournemouth Seafront, BH5 1BN
This is a 4-day event and includes, Display teams, Jets, Helicopters, the Royal Air Force, Fireworks, Entertainment, 3-miles of Pier to Pier trading and ground displays, Street entertainers, Live music, Military bands, the Royal Marines - and it is completely free.
15 The Great Dorset Steam Fair
August 25 to 29  |  Visitors: 200,000 |  Web  Map
Tarrant Hinton, Hampshire, DT11 8HX    Camping
This is a 5-day event is one of the largest outdoor events in Europe. One of the highlights is the old time steam funfair. Annually, over 60 Showman's Engines with their gleaming, twisted, brass appear generating the light and power for the old roundabouts and swing-boats, and with 60 merry organs playing, it makes for a fascinating spectacle, especially at night.
16 Bestival
September 8 to 11  | Visitors: 55,000  |  Web  Map
Robin Hill Country Park , Isle of Wight   Camping
Bestival is a four-day music festival held at the Robin Hill country park on the Isle of Wight. It has been held annually in late summer since 2004. Voted the best major UK festival in the UK festival awards 2010 and again in 2012, whilst picking up Fans Favorite Festival in 2011.
17 International Autojumble
September 3 & 4  | Visitors: 38,000  |  Web  Map
Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7ZN
Beaulieu’s most famous motoring event, and the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic. With over 2000 stands, with all kinds of vintage and classic motoring ephemera - motoring parts, accessories, automobilia, literature, tools and clothing, there is something for everyone and lots of bargains to be had.
18 The Romsey Show
September 10  |  Visitors: 12,000  |   Web  Map
Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9ZD
This is a 1-day event and showcases the best of British farming is one of the oldest in England, held annually since 1842. Cattle, goats and sheep from across the region compete for glory in the livestock classes. Hundreds of horses are entered in a number of equine events that range from show jumping and heavy horses to side saddle and best donkey.
19 Southampton Boat Show
September 16 to 25  |  Visitors: 122,000  |  Web  Map
Mayflower Park, Southampton, SO15 1AG
The Southampton Boat Show is the biggest water based boat show in Europe. It has been held every September since 1969 in Mayflower Park, Southampton. It is one of the two major annual boat shows in the United Kingdom, alongside the London Boat Show.
The visitor numbers are very approximate, most organisers have only a rough idea how many people come along, but it may give you an idea how big the show is.
Country Shows
Summer SpectacularBestival - near Newport, Isle of WightWimborne Minster Folk Festival New Forest Show Summer Spectacular Hampshire Country Fair The Romsey Show Cowes Week Ellingham & Ringwood Agricultural Show The Great Dorset Steam Fair The Isle of Wight Festival Southampton Boat Show Old Gaffers Festival Bournemouth Air Festival Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show Southampton Boat Show
Country Shows map Camp Bestival Lulworth CastleWimborne Minster Folk FestivalBestival Isle of Wight Downton Cuckoo Fair Hampshire Country Fair Cowes Week Bournemouth Air Festival New Forest Show International Autojumble Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show Summer Spectacular Old Gaffers Festival Southampton Boat Show The Romsey Show The Great Dorset Steam Fair Ellingham & Ringwood Agricultural Show The Isle of Wight Festival