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  • What are the dates/times?
    The event will run over two days, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August 2023. Gates will open at 10AM and close at 5PM on both days.
  • Where is the event?
    The South Downs Show will be held at Queen Elizabeth Country Park, just off the A3, three miles south of Petersfield in Hampshire, within the South Downs National Park. Postcode - PO8 0QE Follow the signs on arrival and DO NOT enter the main QECP visitors entrance.
  • How much are tickets?
    Family Ticket - £28.00 Admits 4. Will admit 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. Children to be under 16 years of age. Adult Ticket - £10.00 Will admit 1 adult. Adult is 16 years of age and over. Child Ticket - £7.00 Will admit 1 child. Child is from 5 years and under 16 years of age. Concession Ticket - £8.00 Will admit 1 ONLY. Concession tickets apply to over 60s, people with disabilities and carers. Toddler Ticket - £0 Will admit 1 toddler. A toddler is under 5 years of age. Please note the price will be £1 more expensive per ticket on the door. We recommend booking in advance via the link below
  • Where can I park?
    There will be free parking available on site at the entrance to the show. Blue badge parking will also be available and will be located close to the main entrance. South Downs Show parking is separate to the QE Country Park Parking. You will be charged if you park in the QECP car parks.
  • Can I buy tickets on the day?
    Yes, you can purchase tickets with cash or card on the day of the event, without pre-booking. We do though advise that you pre-book to avoid disappointment. As we have limited numbers allowed on site. Tickets will be £1 more expensive on the door.
  • What is included in the entrance fee?
    An Awesome Show. The complete line up of the main arena acts for the day - Little Nippers (2 shows), Knights of Nottingham (two shows), Ridgeside Falconry, Hamble & Hounds Gun Dog Display and Dog and Sheep show. - The Dancing Sheep Show - Meet and greet the alpacas - See the animals in the Millers Ark Farm - Free children's activities including Circus Skills Workshop and Shows, Punch & Judy Shows and close up magic - Entry into dog competitions as well as watching displays in the Dog Zone Arena - Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting - Large games - A display of vintage tractors - A display of vintage Landrovers - Entry into the Dog Show Categories and watching the talks and demonstrations in the Dog Zone - A selection of bushcraft activities, archery, metal detecting and fly fishing and yet also some of these activities may ask for a small donation to the running of their club as well as watching gun dog trials, dog shows, wood carving and vintage tractors. We have worked hard to create an awesome show for you but there will be additional charges for taking part in the children's rides including helter skelter, mini landrovers and old fashioned carousel.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    Dogs are VERY welcome at the show, however they MUST be kept on a short, non-retractable lead at all times. Please ensure you clear up after them and bring plenty of fresh water. Dogs are not permitted in the Livestock areas. There will be other animals on site and loud noises due to the nature of the attractions - this may not be the right atmosphere for nervous animals. Hometown Events Ltd will not be held liable for reactive animal behaviour. Duty of care is a responsibility of the animal owner and all action will be taken against the animal owner by the person who suffered loss or injury. If you have any questions about bringing your dog, please get in touch! (Please remember under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should animals be left in vehicles on show day!)
  • How can I enter my dog in the Dog Show?
    It is completely FREE to enter your dog into the different dog show categories. Please just turn up 5 minutes before the category starts (timings below) and go straight into the Dog Zone Arena. A South Downs Show team member will be there to help if you have any questions on the day. Categories: 10.40-11.00 Most Like Owner Waggiest Tail 12.55 - 13.15 Best Party Trick Cutest Puppy 14.25 - 14.45 Loveliest Lady Handsomest Hound
  • Where are the toilets/facilities?
    There will be plenty of toilets spread throughout the site. Facilities will include multiple high end trailers, as well as accessible and baby changing facilities.
  • Is the event accessible?
    The event is based outdoors in a field, access is clear but please be aware that some ground may be uneven. Our team are here to help, please get in touch if you have any further questions, and don't hesitate to come and find us during the event if you need support! Blue badge parking spots will be available and located close to the main entrance. Mobility Scooters are NOT available for hire on site. Sorry about this, we are trying to organise this service for future years.
  • Can I bring my own food/drink?
    There will be a fully stocked Beer Tent and Food Zone, but you are welcome to bring your own food and drink. Please do not leave any rubbish on site! If you are concerned about dietary requirements/allergies, please get in touch with our team.
  • Do I need to bring cash?
    Where possible, please take cash with you for the market stalls and paid attractions. We will do our best to provide card payment facilities, but cannot guarantee that all stalls will have them, especially due to the nature of the event/WiFi access etc!
  • What happens if there's a heatwave?
    The event will still be going ahead in the event of a heatwave. Please read the UK government guidelines below. There will be water to buy on site but please bring plenty of your own! We will be providing lots of shade. If you are bringing your dog, please (sadly!) consider leaving them at home and NOT in locked cars if it going to be hot. We will be patrolling the car park and if necessary, action will be taken to rescue animals in distress. PLEASE NOTE: Some attractions may pull out at last minute for the welfare of the animals/volunteers/performers. But don't worry - there's still lots of brilliant activities and things to see/do!
  • I am trading/would like to trade at the event and I have a question!
    Please head to the traders page HERE and read through the information. This is also where you can apply to attend the event. If you have any further questions, please email
  • Are motorhomes or caravans allowed in the car park?
    Motorhomes and caravans are allowed to park during the day of time of the event. We are unable to allow motorhomes and caravans to stay in the carpark overnight. You will be directed where to park when arrive. You may have to walk a bit longer to get to the main entrance if you arrive in a motorhome or caravan. If you are a part of a club and travelling in groups of more than one vehicle please get in contact to book a parking space. Any questions, please let us know.
  • Can I hire a mobility scooter at the show?
    Mobility Scooters are NOT available for hire on site. Sorry about this, we are trying to organise this service for future years.
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