New Forest Show 2018

New Forest Show 2018



The New Forest Show, one of top agricultural shows in the country, returns to Brockenhurst. With the first show having taken place in 1921, this annual event is now into its 98th year. Attracting more than 100,000 people, the event is guaranteed to provide three days of fun and entertainment for the whole family.

If you’re local to the area or looking to visit the New Forest later this month, we have all the information you need to add the New Forest Show to your itinerary.

When is it?

This year the New Forest Show takes place on the 24th, 25th and 26th of July and will be open from 8am to 6:30pm on all three days.

Where is the show located?

The New Forest Show is based at The Showground in Brockenhurst in Hampshire. The full address for the event is:

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show
The Showground
New Park
SO42 7QH

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets will be available at the gate on all three days of the event. Adult tickets are priced at £21 with a discounted rate of £20 for senior citizens. Children aged 15 and under when accompanied by a paying adult will be allowed into the show free of charge.

Advance tickets can also be purchased online before the event at

How do I get there?

The easiest way to visit the New Forest Show is to arrive by train. Once you have arrived at Brockenhurst train station there is a free shuttle bus for advance ticket holders that will take you from the station to the show. Please be aware that the shuttle bus is for advance ticket holders only and those looking to buy tickets for the event on the gate should find another mode of transport.

If you’re located within the Southampton area, the Bluestar 6 / Forest Bus will take you via Millbrook, Redbridge and Totton to the show.

Alternatively, if you are looking to drive to the event the car park near the Showground is available to use free of charge. Make sure to allow extra time if you’re driving as the roads around Brockenhurst can become easily congested.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are allowed at the New Forest Show provided they’re kept on a lead at all times. Some attractions, such as the tents which house livestock will not allow dogs.