Lesmahagow Show 2015: Stephanie Dick, judge of the Commercial Cattle Section with the winners of the section, the young Watret brothers. Ross (left) was Champion with his calf and Gregor (right) was reserve. Photo by Picture It Photographers of Lanark

Lesmahagow Show 2016

Lesmahagow Annual Show is a long established and well supported event. The aim of the show is to present the skills of the local people both in agriculture through livestock showing, sheep shearing, sheep dog trials but also in crafts, home baking, etc. The show is very committed to involving all villagers of Lesmahagow and surrounding areas, especially children, by incorporating many fun but also educational activities for the youngsters. We hope that the show has something for everyone, young and old, so please come along and join in!

The 2016 show will be held on Saturday 28th May at the Showfield, Brocketsbrae (by kind permission of the Forestry Commission).

The fun begins on Friday night, 27th May with a "Clean Shear Open Competition" in the showfield at 7 pm. Register on the night - £10 to enter. Spectators welcome - £2 entry fee. There will be a bar and burgers.

Admission Prices to Main Show

Children under 12Free

Features at the Show

Sheep Classes
Champion Sheep

The sheep section is one of the best supported areas of the show, with quality stock brought out by local breeders as well as some from further afield. The classes currently cover eight different breeds, including Suffolk, Charollais, Blackface, Texel, Border Leicester, Beltex, Shetland and Ryeland.

Cattle Classes
Champion Dairy Cow

The cattle classes have improved in strength in recent years, with sections now for dairy, British Blue, other continentals and commercial beef. There's also a young handlers class for under 16s, for budding young cattle enthusiasts to show off their skills.

Clydesdale Horse Classes
Clydesdale Horse Section

The Clydesdale is a native breed which was founded in Lanarkshire. They are majestic in their size and stature and are always popular with the public at Lesmahagow Show.

Horse and Pony Section

A popular event at the Show, this section offers a range of classes for horses and ponies suitable for young and adult riders. It even includes a fancy dress class.

Poultry and Waterfowl Competition
Champion bantam

The poultry and waterfowl tent is a relatively recent addition to the show and has quickly become popular for both exhibitors and spectators. The number of entries has increased each year.

Open Industrial Section with Children's Craft Entries
Industrial Section

The industrial section includes various classes for baking and handicrafts and is open to entrants of all levels and capabilities. There is also a children's section to allow your little ones to get creative too. See the schedule/entry forms section for details of this year's classes.

Crafting Centre
Floral Arrangement

In the Craft Tent, there will be a pop-up coffee shop by Teatime of Lanark, craft stalls and crafting demonstrations.

Sheep Shearing Competition
Sheep Shearing

Sheep shearing is always a popular spectator sport and is sponsored this year by Texacloth.

On the eve of the Show (Friday night, 27th May), there will be a "Clean Shear Open Competition" in the showfield at 7 pm. Register on the night - £10 to enter. Spectators welcome - £2 entry fee. Drinks at the bar and burgers will be available.

On the day of the Show, an open shearing contest takes place. This will also include the Scotland-England Sheep Shearing Test (sponsored by Alan Elliot Butchers Ltd.of Lanark)

Tug-Of-War Competition
Tug of War

The tug-of-war contest provides a great attraction for spectators at the show, as teams become locked in a battle of strength. This year's competition is open to all - teams can enter on the morning of the show and must be registered by 10.15am at the Secretary's tent, for a 10.30am start.

Sheep Dog Trials

At Poniel Farm, where some of the leading contendors from around Scotland compete for the McInally Trophy.

Sheep Dog Trials

£5 per dog to Secretary. Cheques payable to "Lesmahagow Farmers' Society".

Held at Poniel roundabout, Douglas.

First 70 entries to the secretary.

A Companion Dog Show
Dog Show

The Kennel Club approved companion dog show is an open competition, for both children and adults. Entries can be taken on the day, with all proceeds going to RSABI. More details

Vintage Tractor Parade
Tractor Parade

By Avon Valley Vintage Power

Exhibitors (Companies and Organisations)

List of Exhibitors

Other Attractions
Amusement Ride
  • Children's Games
  • Amusement Rides
  • Parade of Prize Winners
  • Presentation of Prizes

Schedules and Entry Forms

Sponsorship, Advertising, Trade Stand Enquiries, etc. for the Show