Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a query you cannot find an answer to below, please email the Show Office – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01794 517 521.
Plan Your Visit
Q. What time does the show open?
The Show is open from 8am to 6pm.
Q. Where can I buy tickets?
Please take a look at our ticket page here >>
Tickets are available in advance at a discounted price and can be purchased online, from our Ticket Outlets and the Show Office. Advance tickets are non-refundable and in the event the Show is cancelled the management reserves the right to not refund. Tickets will also be available from the ticket cabins at the main entrance on show day.
Q. Who do I contact to hire a mobility scooter?
If you would like to hire a mobility scooter please contact Poole Shop mobility on 01202 670450.
It is essential that you book in advance and we recommend doing this by 31st August, as there is a high demand each year.
During the Show, Poole Shop Mobility will be located inside the Main Entrance.
Q. Is there a discount for group bookings?
We offer the following discounts for groups purchasing tickets:
An additional 10% off on 20+ tickets purchased.
An additional 20% off on 40+ tickets purchased.
All tickets must be purchased in one transaction. Please contact the Show Office on 01794 517 521 for more information.
Q. What should I wear?
Please dress appropriately for the weather. The showground is held on grass parkland, with no hard-surface roads (except within the car park) and therefore we recommend wellies or sturdy shoes. In the event of a warm day, please ensure you use sun block and stay hydrated.
Follow our social media for ground updates closer to show day.
Q. Can I bring my dog to the show?
Dogs are welcome at the show, however they MUST be kept on a short, non-retractable lead at all times. Please note there are some areas where dogs are not permitted for health and safety reasons, including the Cattle Tent. Dog friendly facilities are available throughout the showground. Please clear up after your dog.
We have a Dog Show in our Countryside Area – enter on show day by the Countryside Ring!
Please remember under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should animals be left in vehicles on show day.
Arriving at the Show
Q. Where can I park?
There is plenty of free parking outside the main entrance to the show.
We recommend arriving early, roads around Romsey get very busy at peak times on showday.
Q. Is there a disabled parking area?
Yes, we have a disabled parking area near the main entrance, available for Council issued disabled badge holders.
We recommend you arrive early to ensure a space is available. Please display your badge as you enter the show site and a Steward will direct you to the disabled parking area.
Q. I have advance tickets, do I need to queue?
If you have purchased your tickets in advance, you do not need to join the ticket queues on show day! Go straight to the main entrance gates, where a Steward will check your ticket for entry.
Facilities on the Showground
Q. Do you have parent and baby facilities?
Yes, we have a sheltered area for breast feeding and baby changing. This is located on the eastern side of the showground, between our Shopping Marquees and is marked as Baby Chng on the map.
Q. Is there a cash point on site?
ICE cash points are located next to the Secretary’s Tent and opposite the Members’ Area entrance/main rings. Please note, a charge may be levied for this service.
Q. Where can we get food and drink?
We have several Food Courts around the showground providing a variety of food and drink. Look out for Purbeck Ice Cream, selling their delicious ice creams too. We also have a dedicated Food Zone (by the main entrance as you come into the show ground), the majority of the traders in this area are selling local or artisan produce, including vegetarian and gluten free options. Once you’ve got your food and drink, take a seat in the picnic area and enjoy the band.
Q. Where can I buy a show guide?
Show Guides are available on Show Day only from our Show Guide Vendor by the main entrance. The guide is £3 and includes timetables for the rings and a map of the showground. There is also detailed information on all our main events.