120th Lochaber Agricultural Show & Family Fun Day
will be held on Saturday, 26th August, 2017
Well, the weather held out and it was another great Show this year. Thank you to everyone - visitors, competitors, sponsors, trades and organisers - for making the 2016 Show another great sucess. It was great to see so many locals and visitors to the area as well.
We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
Please have a look at the Awards Page to see the 2016 Awards.
Lochaber's annual agricultural/horse/food/craft show is held beneath the spectacular backdrop of Ben Nevis at Inverlochy Castle Farm, Happy Valley, by kind permission of Ewen Campbell. Please look at our location page for details of how to get to the show.
The show attracts around 1500 locals and visitors and is a celebration of what rural Lochaber has to offer. Thanks to the generosity of our local sponsors all school children will have free entry this year.
As well as Livestock Judging, the Handicraft Section has lots of different categories from baking and jams to knitting, photography and vegetables - there's something for everyone and you can enter as many categories as you like once you have paid your show wntry fee.
Everybody is welcome, whatever your walk of life, and we hope you'll have a great day!
For 2016 we had a whole host of events scheduled including two birds of prey flying displays from Kintail Birds of Prey, Argyll and a chance to see the birds close up during the rest of the day.
After a popular debut last year, we included the Poulty Judging Section again.
2016 Main Ring Entertainment was:
- 12:30 - Opening Ceremony with LAS President. Followed by Lochaber Schools Pipe Band & Highland Dancers
- 13:00 - Horse and Pony Fancy Dress
- 13:30 - Birds of Prey Display
- 14:00 - Sheep Dog Demo & Sheep Shearing
- 14:30 - Terrier Racing
- 15:00 - Pet Parade
- 15:30 - Lochaber Schools Pipe Band & Highland Dancers
- 16:00 - Birds of Prey Display
- 16:40 - Terrier Racing
- 16:50 - Closing Ceremony with LAS Chairman
The show is organized by the Lochaber Agricultural Society, a committed and dedicated team who give up a lot of free time to make the show a success. We also have many other volunteers who help on show day.
Safety with farm animals:
We hope that everybody will have a fun and safe day. To ensure that you do, please have a look here for current government advice on the risks of infection from contact with animals.