Head along to Ayr County Show on Saturday

Fantastic face painting will be available at Ayr County Show on Saturday.
Fantastic face painting will be available at Ayr County Show on Saturday.

The format of Ayr County Show has changed to a one day event, the date being Saturday 10th May 2014. The venue remains The Ayr Racecourse which is such a super venue which is central to the success of the Show. The only exception will be Working Hunters classes held on the Friday afternoon at 3.00pm.

This has not been an easy decision as nobody likes change but the future of Ayr County Show is important.

We have received very positive feedback and continued support from our members, sponsors, exhibitors and trade stands to allow the event to grow into the future after this major restructure.

Ayr County Show have been successful in receiving funding in 2014 for a South Ayrshire Events Developments Grant which will help greatly to develop & deliver the event.

Visitors Information

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.

The Show opens at 9.00am

Admission Charges:

Adults - £12

Children (aged 14 & under accompanied by an adult) – FREE

Car Park - £3 per car

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

Visitors Attractions

There’s going to be loads to see and do at Ayr County Show 2014. Here’s a glimpse of some of the attractions:

JUDGING

Hundreds of animals of a wide variety of breeds will be judged throughout the morning. The Light Horse & Pony classes will start at 8.30am, BSJA classes at 8.45am & Clydesdale Horse classes at 10.30am. While the Cattle & Sheep classes start at 9.30am, Poultry at 10.00am and Sticks & Crooks at 10am. The individual Champion animals from each section meet in the main ring around 3.30pm 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 which follows, are sights to behold.

PETER HETHERINGTON’S SHEEP DOG TRIALS

You can’t miss seeing Peter, his dogs and sheep putting on a display of how one man and his dog should be done. Catch one of their two shows during the afternoon in the main ring.

TUG O’WAR

We are delighted that our local Young Farmers District have organised this competition once again for 2014. This will take place in The Main Ring at 10.00am.

FOOD & CRAFT MARQUEE

A marquee full of great gifts ideas and many bespoke items, the Food & Craft Marquee is always a very popular place where exhibits from the WRI are staged and Sticks & Crooks Competition takes place. And for the kids we have Ayr Beekeepers, Royal Highland Educational Trust children’s corner, Kids BEE Happy Sand Art and FREE Face Painting by Face Paint Fairies.

TASTE AYRSHIRE MARQUEE

New for the 2014 Ayr County Show; The Taste Ayrshire Marquee houses a variety of food manufacturers & retailers, All of them local and members of ‘Taste Ayrshire’. It’s your chance to chat to the food producer and buy something to take home for tea! Cookery & Butchery Demonstrations will take place throughout the day with many local chefs demonstrating with local produce using The Cook School Scotland’s superb kitchen facilities.

YOUNG FARMERS ACTIVITIES

YF Handicrafts set up in SAYFC marquee along with West Area County Cook Competition. Young Farmers Stockjudging competition will take place at 1.30pm in judging rings.

POULTRY MARQUEE

Another very popular marquee with lots to see in it. Admire all the many and varied exhibits.

TRUCK AYR

A variety of Classic & Modern Lorries will be on display as part of the TRUCK AYR Competition.

TRADESTANDS

We have a good mix of agricultural and non-agricultural type stands at this year’s county show.

All of the above plus a Novelty Pet Show at 1.00pm in The Main Ring, Daffy Dill Entertainment, Trade Stands, Vintage Tractor & Machinery Club, The Blue Force Display, Chainsaw Carving displays & demonstrations, Catering Facilities, Ice Cream, Bar, Children’s Bouncy Slide and Funfair rides makes Ayr County Show a great day out for the whole family. Come and join us on Saturday 10th May 2014, regardless of the weather, there’s plenty to see and do.