South of England
We are a charity that aims to celebrate, build awareness and develop understanding of the products that come from the land. Discover our four seasonal shows, prestigious competing opportunities, and annual membership. All our shows take place at South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex.
Founded in 1967, we work across Berkshire, East Sussex, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey and West Sussex . Central to our remit is the provision of educational events, grants and awards for people with an interest or involvement in agriculture, horticulture and other land-based industries.
Our shows at the South of England Showground
Plan your visit to our seasonal shows held at our Ardingly Showground.
Autumn Show &
International Horse Trials
21, 22 September 2024
A fantastic autumnal day out for all ages. Watch world-class equestrian events and discover an abundance of food, drink, sports and ‘have-a-go’ activities.
23, 24 November 2024
Great shopping plus festive fun including workshops and Santa’s Grotto.
20, 21 April 2024
Spring Live! features live and interactive entertainment and events for all the family.
The South of England Show
7, 8, 9 June 2024
Returning once again to South of England Showground with a jam-packed schedule of exciting events, live entertainment and fun for all the family.
Check out the forthcoming events and shows taking place at the South of England Event Centre
If you enjoy attending our shows, find out more about Membership. You can attend each day of our four seasonal shows, access Members’ areas including parking, and you will be helping us to continue our work to fund and support agricultural education and countryside learning.
Read our reviews
Here are some of the things people are saying about us.
Good to see the south of England Show back. A great day out, shows, animals, and plenty of stalls.
Dog friendly & some tasty snack / food to be had. Terrific venue.
SofE show great to see it back and they didn’t disappointed 3 fantastic days.
This year was bigger and better than I have experienced in other years. Great mix of content across the stalls and show elements.
Easy parking which was free. Entrance price very good. Sellers did not mark prices too high. Huge varieties, from babies, children, adults and a good variety for animals. Cash and card available. A lovely Christmas atmosphere was created.
Great venue for country shows and the shows are top quality too.
A great family day out, lots to see (farm animals, horses and dogs) and buy (plants, clothing and a huge variety of produce).
Charity of the Year
Find out more about our current Charity of the Year, Plumpton College Charitable Foundation.