2016 Festival show entries now open


With shows for alpacas, goats, pigs, poultry and waterfowl, and garden, craft and food there really is an opportunity for anyone to exhibit at the 2016 Scottish Smallholder Festival to be held at Lanark Agricultural Centre on Saturday 24th September.

Novices and juniors welcome!

We want to encourage novice and younger exhibitors to show – the friendly, supportive atmosphere makes the Festival a great place to learn the ropes and gain experience showing.

If you fancy having a go but are not sure where to start check out our showing guides, aimed squarely at novices and beginners.

New this year

Every year we try to improve the Festival and listen to feedback from exhibitors and visitors. New for 2016 in our showing classes:

  • Our Goat show is now British Goat Society recognised, with winners receiving BGS rosettes, challenge certificates and certificates of merit.
  • Honey classes, in the Garden, Craft & Food competition.
  • This year’s themed section in Garden, Craft & Food is “Tea for Two”, with six classes celebrating one of our national pastimes!

RBST Scottish National Championship

Returning this year is the RBST Scottish National Championship – open to all breeds that are currently on the RBST Watchlist or have previously been on the Watchlist, this is a major new national event with significant prizes, and we’re expecting to see some of the best examples of rare breeds in Britain taking part.

Schedules and entry forms

Schedules and entry forms for all sections and classes are available to download now, see the Exhibitors pages for full details.

If you need any help at all deciding what to enter, understanding the schedules or forms, or have any other questions, please contact us, we’ll be happy to help.

For inspiration and to see the high standard set at previous Festivals check out some of last year’s winners.

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