Due to the on-going pandemic of COVID-19 and the uncertainty, the Epworth Show is cancelled this year on Monday 31st August.

“It is with a very heavy heart that we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s show,” explains Maggie Antcliff, President of the Epworth & District Agricultural Show. “After discussing our course of action with the Directors, we all agreed this is the correct and responsible decision as we feel we could not safely run the show. We aim to return next year for our Platinum Anniversary 75th Show, and we hope you can all join us to celebrate.”

With the recent outbreak of the Corona Virus, and the huge uncertainty it brings with it, this will be only the second time that the show has had to cancel; the first being back in 2001 with the Foot and Mouth outbreak.

“We’d like to send enormous thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters, and rest assured, we will by no means be taking a year off, but instead, building a show for 2021 that will be second to none,” continues Maggie. “In the meantime, we wish you all to stay healthy and safe, and watch this space for our return in 2021.”

The Epworth & District Agricultural Show is seeped in history, and celebrates country traditions. Held on August Bank Holiday Monday every year, the show sees a wide variety of livestock classes and equine classes, stalls, and two arenas with a jam-packed entertainment schedule.