If you fancy a fun packed slice of rural life this weekend then the Royal Isle of Wight County Show is the place to be.

Back in all its glory for the first time since 2019, the show at the Northwood showground will have something for all the family.

And it’s free for under 16s who go along with a paying adult.

If you went to the show in 2019, you might remember the Household Cavalry performance when the horses and their riders staged the most magical show.

This year, it’s the turn of the Queen’s Colour Squadron.

Hot from playing their part at the Jubilee, the Royal Air Force’s ceremonial unit will be continuing the celebrations by performing their world-famous drill display in the show’s main ring.

You can interact with pigs, sheep, goats, calves, chickens and ducks in the Show Farm.

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Watch cows being milked and try your hand at leading a sheep or herding a pig.

Head to the Village Green for a giant jubilee picnic; face painting, balloon art and performances from the Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir and magician Mr Randini.

Meet members of the IW Young Farmers Club, who will be hosting wellie wanging, a miniature tractor course and games for the family in the Activities Area.

Enjoy vintage attractions, a classic vehicle display and trail bike riders performing some impressive stunts!

Enter the Fun dog show on Sunday. Categories, include, best rescue dog, Dog most like its owner and many more.

In the main ring, as well as the Queen’s Colour Squadron there will be the Big Bale Challenge where18 teams push a large bale round an obstacle course, a display of more than 50 vintage tractors and the grand parade of winners.

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Customers at theThe Co-op Food Pavilion will sample the best of Isle of Wight’s delicious local produce.


Many of the growers, makers and producers are Wight Marque members.

At the Island Arts area you can engage with local artists.

You can browse the stalls at the I Love Wight Makers’ Market and get inspired to explore the Island as Visit Isle of Wight host a selection of the Island’s finest visitor attractions.

Go on a woodland walk and try your hand at traditional craftsmanship and see the Adams Axemen in action.

No county show would be complete without the livestock and you can see the sheep and cattle being judged.

The equine area will host show jumping, Island Pony Club Games and horse showing (including Shetland ponies).

An adult day ticket is £10.50 online (£12.50 on the gate). Adult weekend ticket £15 online (£20 on the gate). Under 16s go free with a paying adult.

Go to www.iwcountyshow.co.uk for details.