Ayr County Show


Saturday 11 May
Ayr Racecourse
15.00 - Adults, Kids Go Free
0900 - 1700

Ayr County Show is held annually in May at The Racecourse, Craigie Road ‘Gate A’, Ayr, KA8 0HA and offers a great day out for the whole family to enjoy. Click here to see the location on Google Maps

The Show opens at 9.00am

Admission Charges:
Adults - £15
Children (aged 14 & under accompanied by an adult) – FREE
Car Park - £4 per car

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at Ayr County Show (except in the Poultry Marquee)

Visitors Attractions

The gates will be opening on Saturday, 12th May for the spectacle that is the Ayr County Show. This year being a special year for the show with it being their 175th Show in their 181st Year, with its winning formula of celebrating the traditional and embracing the future the Ayr County Show has earned its place as a ‘ must do’ event on the calendars of both the farming community and families looking for a good value day out. The event includes exhibition & competition of many types of animals, Trade Stands, Crafts, Vintage Tractor Display, Sticks & Crooks, SWI Competitions, Young Farmers Competitions, Family Entertainment, Music, Children’s Marquee and Truck Ayr Lorry Show. Food & Drink is very much part of the event creating the very important link ‘Field to Fork’. The Ayrshire Agricultural Association are committed to keeping this event going forward with a good range of attractions throughout the show field whilst not losing the true agricultural roots of Ayr County Show.

Hundreds of animals of a wide variety of breeds will be judged throughout the morning. The Light Horse & Pony classes will start at 8.00am, British Show Jumping classes at 8.45am & Clydesdale Horse classes at 10.00am. While the Cattle & Sheep classes start at 9.30am and Sticks & Crooks at 10am. Within the Clydesdale Horse Section; a Stud Cart Mare or Gelding driven by a Lady or Gentleman, this will take place in the Main Ring at approx. 1.00pm. The individual Champion animals from each section meet in the main ring around mid-afternoon for the Champion of Champions to be judged and the winner be presented with the £1000 Prize sponsored by Rotherwood Furniture. This, along with the Grand Parade of Livestock, are sights to behold.

Trade Stand Exhibitors are major contributors to the show’s success; Agricultural shows are still significant business days and continue to offer a great shop window to the rural economy, we welcome companies large and small to continue their support of this event in the Scottish Agricultural Calendar. With over 100 trade stands each year ranging from agricultural dealerships, machinery, services and specialists, food, crafts, bespoke goods, clothing and gifts, equine and livestock products, there are just too many reasons to mention for you to attend our show.A new addition to the show this year will be a designated ‘Children’s Marquee’ where we will have The Wearable Art Company Face Painters, Rainbow Twisters – Balloon Twisters & Glitter Tattoo’s, Daffy Dill Entertainment, Bunny Luv Mobile Petting Zoo, Ayr Beekeepers, Hannahston Alpacas, Craigievern Poultry Display and the great Royal Highland Educational Trust (RHET) with a focus on all things woolly on their stand this year.