Programme of events

The 2019 show has been and gone, but we’ll leave our programme here so you can see what to expect in 2020. The new programme will be loaded in due course.

Use our app to keep track of the programme throughout both days. Bold entries are in the main arena.

Wednesday (Preview)

  • 4.00pm: Showjumping Final
  • 4.00pm: Trade stands open
  • 4:00pm: Funfair opens
  • 4:30pm: Sheep Shearing Competitions
  • 5:00pm: Flower Show opens
  • 6.00pm: Vintage Tractor Parade
  • 6.15pm: Dog Agility Demonstration
  • 6.30pm: Tractor pushing

Thursday (Main show)

  • 8.00am: Horse exhibits – judging starts
  • 8.00am: Cattle exhibits – judging starts
  • 8.30am: Sheep exhibits – judging starts
  • 8.30am: Fur & Feather exhibits – judging starts
  • 8:45am: Discovery area opens – pigs, alpacas, ferrets, farrier demonstrations, dry stone dyke, RHET, children’s activities (all-day)
  • 9:00am: 300 Trade Stands open (all-day)
  • 8:30am: Flower Show opens (all-day)
  • 9:00am: Food & Craft Hall open from 9am
  • 12.00pm: Cattle Interbreed & Pairs Competitions
  • 2:00pm: Music starts in the marquee
  • 2.00pm: Kids’ Races
  • 2.45pm: Parade of Vintage & Classic Tractors
  • 3.10pm: Presentation of Awards and Champion of Champions
  • 3.15pm: Great Annual Parade of Livestock
  • 9:30pm: Dance in the marquee (see poster below) Bands not yet confirmed.

Other attractions

  • Fleece Competition and Shepherds Crooks
  • Wool Spinning Demonstrations
  • Sheep show
  • Chainsaw Carving – near main gate
  • Pipe Band playing around the showground
  • Tin Pan Alley Band – village square
  • Street Performers

Admission Charges (2020):

Wednesday Preview Evening – Flat Rate £8; 12 and under FREE

Thursday Show Day – Adult £15; Concession (over 12 up to 18, over 65) – £10; 12 and under FREE

Advance ticket sales have ended for 2019. If you do not have a ticket, you can pay at the gate.

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NOTICE – updated 1 May 2020
Black Isle Farmers’ Society Directors and Secretary met virtually last night to discuss the possibility, in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic, of running the 2020 Black Isle Show due to be held on Thursday 6th August at its permanent site at Mannsfield, Muir of Ord.
On behalf of the 9 strong board of Directors, President for 2020, Mrs Frieda Mckenzie said “our Directors were unanimous in the sad but inevitable decision to cancel the 2020 show.  As a Society we enjoy and relish staging such an important event for the Highlands but for this year with a most exceptional set of circumstances we have a responsibility to protect our exhibitors, traders, guests and the general public from such an unknown and devastating disease.”
Company Secretary, Rod Mackenzie, also said “this was a decision we could have taken 4 weeks ago but we always lived in the hope that the situation might have shown some improvement in that time.  My optimism was buoyed on by encouragement and enthusiasm from exhibitors, trade stand holders and regular attendees who set a huge emphasis on Black Isle Show as a shop window and trading platform for their goods, products and services.  Like every other year planning for the next year’s show never halts but instead of 12 months preparation there will be 15 months instead.  The date for the 2021 show is Thursday 5th August with the preview evening on Wednesday 4th August.