Appin Agricultural Club's annual show - a much loved day out for locals and visitors.
The 63rd Annual Show
Celebrating its 63rd anniversary, the 2020 Appin Agricultural show is one of Argyll’s best local shows and a great family day out on Saturday 15 August 2020.
Stock judging starts at 10am, so come early if you want to watch it.
The handicrafts section features Home Baking, Jams, Knitting, Photography, Floral Art, Root & Grain and a Children’s section. There is something for everyone and the tent is usually filled with lots of entries, making it one of the best in Argyll.
Various trade, craft, food and charity stands will be around the show field along with a marquee with foods and crafts.
A Highland Dancing competition is held annually at the Appin Show, entries can be made on the day or prior to the show. Contact Mrs Tricia MacKay for further information.
A Dog show competition is held and judged by one of our local Vets. The Dog show is held at approximately at 2.30pm. Entries on the day.
Lots of activities will be available for children of all ages. Children’s races will be held as part of the afternoon programme. Bouncy castles and slides available. Face painting and lots more. New this year will be baby changing facilities for families.
The Beinn Donn hill race starts at approximately 1pm from the show field. download poster here.
There is a trophy for the overall winner, kindly donated by Mr & Mrs Colin Rowan plus prize money sponsored by the Scottish Soup Company. Entries taken on the day. Medals for everyone.
The Oban Mountain Rescue team provide the support to the Hill race (as well as First Aid to the whole show) which is very much appreciated.
The 2020 Appin Show takes place on Saturday 15 August 2019 at Tynbribbie Croft, Appin. (field opposite the Parish Church and Village Hall).
Admission is £5 for adults, £3 for children and concessions. Free parking. Livestock judging starts at 10am with the afternoon entertainment programme from 2pm.
The Show's legendary dance will follow in the evening in Appin Hall.
First Show in 1957
The Appin Agricultural Show, as we know it today, began in 1957 at Achnacon. Although there had been shows in the earlier part of the century, their frequency was punctuated by wars.
The energy of the Young Farmers Club of the time was instrumental in revitalising the 'modern day' show with the typical sheep and cattle classes and popular hill race competition run alongside unusual events such as the bicycle-towing-a-pram race. Rest assured there were no babies in the prams at the time! The growing status of the show saw it move to Kinlochlaich Farm and then onto Creagan Farm.
Most Picturesque Show
Appin laid claim to be the most picturesque agricultural show in Scotland after moving to Stalker Croft, in the shadow of the castle, for a number of years before a succession of downpours forced the switch to the current site at Tynribbie.
Even the foot and mouth outbreak of 2001 failed to discourage the determined committee of the day, as the show went ahead with entries such as best homemade sheep (won by Willie MacLeod, in case you were wondering!)
The show is organised by the Appin Agricultural show committee - a dedicated team who give up a lot of time to make the show a success.
We also have many volunteers on the show day, who help to make the show a highlight of the local community calendar.
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For all show enquiries and to book a trade stand:
Contact Caroline Henderson, Show Secretary.
Tel: 01631 730788 or 07584039451