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 – issued 20 MARCH 2020

Black Isle Farmers’ Society is closely monitoring this evolving situation. 

We are exactly 20 weeks away from the 2020 Black Isle Show.

We are approaching this situation with a positive and proactive attitude, whilst remaining realistic. 

To this end we are going ahead with the job of organising the Black Isle Show, as many tasks need to be done timeously and in advance unless there is advice or rules not to.

We have contacted contractors to enquire if they can still supply their goods/service and specifically their terms of engagement relating to cancellation.

We are receiving trade stand applications daily and encourage those who haven’t already replied to do so by 31st March as usual.  If we have to cancel trade stand holders will be offered a refund or a credit for 2021 with the amount paid for this year fixed with no increase.

We will keep all concerned up to date as the situation develops.

“Hope for the best, prepare for the worst”

Rod Mackenzie