Opening times

Gates open to the general public from 8am
Sheep judging
Entry to the showground closes at 4.30pm

Dogs are welcome. They must be kept on a short lead, and are not allowed in the marquees.


The 2019 Hadleigh Show

Grand Ring Timetable

  7.30am       Judging Ridden Hunter, Cob and Skewbald & Piebald classes 23-36

12.45pm       The Monster Trucks - Big Pete and The Grim Reaper

  1.15pm       Mixed Parade of Essex & Suffolk Foxhounds, Stour Valley Beagles & De Burgh and North Essex Harehounds


  3.00pm       Grand Parade

  3.40pm      The Monster Trucks - Big Pete and The Grim Reaper

  4.10pm       Young Farmers Tug-O-War

  4.30pm       Showjumping classes 57 & 58


                            Countryside Ring Timetable


                       The Sheep Show

                       Tendring Dog Agility display   

                       The Dog & Duck Show

                       Vintage Tractors



Things to see and do

Showground signpost

Below are some of the attractions at the 2019 show

Grand Ring - We are pleased to welcome Big Pete and The Grim Reaper Monster Trucks to Hadleigh with their amazing show. Titan the Robot will be out and about meeting visitors to the show.

Cookery Demonstration - come and join Mark David of The Cooking Experience, Hadleigh and a selection of local chefs who will cook throughout the day.

Countryside Ring - Come and see amazing displays by The Sheep Show, The Dog & Duck Show and Tendring Dog Agility Group.  The ever popular Vintage Tractors will be on parade as well. 

Presidents Ring 2 - Traditional Pony Showing starts the morning off, followed by Working Hunter Horse & Pony Classes. The elegant Private Driving Classes also feature in this ring. 

The Heavy Horse Ring 3 - traditional heavy horse showing classes allows you to get up close to these magnificant animals.

Livestock Rings - a chance to see prize winning cattle, sheep and goats up close.

There are many other areas to visit and things to do to enable you to plan your day at the show!

Food Hall -  Mouth watering displays of East Anglian produce to taste and buy.  This is a very popular area for visitors with 42 different stands!

Rural Crafts Tent - Always a good place to stop for finding unusual gift items...or just indulge yourself!

Art Exhibition and Sale -  A first class exhibition of local art work and sculpture - many wander through here, enjoy the view, and purchase a little something to take home. If you are interested in exhibiting and selling Artwork in the future - please contact the Show Office.

Educatation Area  - This growing area of the show can be found by The Countryside Ring.  This year’s theme of Your Sunday Roast gives you the opportunity to join in craft and hands on activities.  Local schools will also have their art work on display.

Food Courts - Two food courts offer a wide range of food for all tastes, cooked by local East Anglian companies.

Flower & Horticultural Tent - A favourite visitor area to stroll through and enjoy the high quality entries in the various categories.  This year's theme is The 180th Hadleigh Show.

Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance will be running a treasure hunt around the Showground. Pick up your form from thieir stand.

Gun Dog Scurry - A must for those budding dog trainers - all working dogs were welcome, as well as handlers - young and old!

Clay Pigeon Shoot - positioned high above the show ground. Shooting starts at 1pm - there are 4 stands of 10 Sporting 'Birds', £10 per round.  Guns should note for the future that additional Cartridges can be purchased but your Shotgun Licence is required for this.

Archery - 'have a go stand', run by the Sudbury Tudor Archers. Great fun for all the family.



Parking: Parking for the Public is FREE!

Disabled Parking: Forward Parking for all Blue Badgeholders is available.  Please show your Blue Badge to a Parking Attendant who will direct you to the closest space available to the show ground.

Mobility Scooters: Event Mobility is delighted to be providing electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors at the show. These must be booked in advance.

Event Mobility

Cashpoints There are no cash vending machines on the showground. The nearest are located a few hundred yards away at TSB in the Market Place and The CO-OP on the High Street.

Toilets & Baby Changing: Toilets (including Disabled access, and baby changing facilities) are located in blocks on either side of the Grand Ring 1.  Ask any steward for directions. Play Out, Hadleigh are also offering baby feeding and changing area near The Education Tent.

Dogs: Dogs are welcome on the Show Ground.  Please keep you dog on a short lead, and as a courtesy to other visitors, please pick up your pooches poo and dispose of it safely.

First Aid: The St Johns Ambulance are in attendance all day

Travelling to the Show

The Showground is at Holbecks Park, Hadleigh and is located a few hundred yards from the High Street (signposted from Hadleigh town centre). The nearest postcode for satellite navigation is IP7 5PE.

We have made some changes to traffic routes for 2019.  Duke Street leading off the High Street will be closed to vehicles.  Click on the link to see the new route and please follow all road signs and instructions from our traffic management company to ensure your travel to the show is as smooth a possible.

Public Transport - bus route numbers, maps showing bus stops and timetables are available here.

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Hadleigh Show
Holbecks Park, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5DP