FAQS

General Info

Our PA caravan is situated by the main arena. Show Volunteers can be identified by their green show t-shirts - if you have any queries please just ask one of us. There is also an information tent located on site.

Are situated on BOTH sides of the road. Toilets are located near to the main arena.

Toilets on the Church side of the road are located near to the Manor House as well as in the Barn Theatre.

A baby change facility and disabled toilet is available by the Rectory.

There is also a disabled toilet situated in the Church.

A baby change facility and disabled toilet is available by the Rectory.

A disabled toilet is available by the Rectory and there is also a disabled toilet situated in the Church.

The St John Ambulance Service are at the Show. They are located near to the Rectory.

Please visit our quiet pastoral area located near The Rectory.

The Fire Brigade are on duty whilst at the Show BUT may be called to an emergency. Please DO NOT block their exit route at any time.

The Countess of Warwick Country Show organisers assume that they have your permission to use photographs taken during the course of the Show in promotional material and on the website, unless notified to the contrary.

Lost property can be handed in to the PA caravan next to the main arena. Announcements will be made during the show regarding items lost or found. After the Show please contact us through the website regarding any lost property.

No, unfortunately due to the rural location there are no cash withdrawal facilities, the nearest being in Great Dunmow. However most stalls accept card payments and we do encourage you to use this method.

This year we have decided that if you buy on line your ticket will be valid for both days.

You will need to check-in to obtain a wrist band on each day.

Yes but tickets will be £1 more expensive on the day. Help us to reduce queues by buying online.

Please check in on as soon as you have parked and you will receive a wrist band that ensures access to all areas including the Horticultural Tent and the Art Show.

FUN! There is so much to see and do at our show that many people visit on both days. From watching arena events to taking part in the art or horticultural shows, admiring the classic cars to petting the animals, there really is something for everyone.

No, the show is a rural location. The nearest town with any public transport is Great Dunmow, 2 miles from the show ground. (please bear in mind the show is over the bank holiday so buses may not be in operation)

Animal Marquee

Yes, there are small animals that can be held under supervision, the larger farm animals are docile, but should not be touched or fed. All animals are supervised by their owners and have been specially selected for their calm temperament.

There is one entrance and a separate exit and we ask that you sanitise your hands on entry and exit. At crowded times we may restrict entry, but this does not normally last for long

Yes, once a day we lead suitable animals out into the arena. We close the tent shortly before this and ask the public to clear the tent normally for 15 minutes, until the animals return

Arena Events

Check the website in the days before the Show. There are schedules of events by each arena entrance and elsewhere on the showground.

Yes, there are several events where children and adults can participate such as Egg and spoon, sack and dog races, tug of war, meet the shire horses, etc...

Through the four entrances marked by white poles at the ends and sides.

Our Show photographer will be in the arena from time to time so that we can create the photo galleries on the website. If you do not want you or your children to be photographed please let us know and we will ensure your wishes are complied with.

Art Show

Any person living in the 5 parishes over 16 years of age.

Up to 5

No, they can be any art work in any medium - we also accept sculptures and photographs.

It’s just £3 per item to exhibit.

Yes, but the original must be entered as well - you can enter up 10 prints - cards etc. of each item at a cost of £2 for each different image they are of.

Yes but it will be displayed in a separate area from your for sale pictures - if you are entering prints of it they will be displayed on a table nearby.

Yes a figure of 12% is deducted.

When you collect unsold pictures/prints we will tell you if we have sold any - if so we will ask for a bank account to pay your money into - this may take 5 - 10 days.

On the Saturday before the show. Please bring them to Little Easton church between 9:30am and 3pm where after out team will hang them. You can collect unsold items after 4:30pm on the Monday.

We always need volunteers on the days of the show to help with selling the artworks - also if you have skills in hanging the pictures on the Saturday before the show after 3pm - we are always pleased to accept donations as well (see para 3 on entry form).

Some exhibitors so sell prints of their art - card payments on the day only

Car Show

All entries whether single cars or Car Clubs must be pre-booked. Space is limited and places are filled each year on a first come, first served basis. To be added to our mailing list and receive an entry form please contact us. NB: if you contact us after this year’s entries are sent you will be added to the list to receive a form for next year.

We LOVE classic cars but do need them to be pre-booked so we can safely arrange space. If you want to travel in your pride and joy then of course please feel free to do so, parking is available on cut fields (all cars left at owner’s risk of course).

The judged classic car show is held on the Sunday but there are cars to be seen on both days.

We enjoy seeing all different types of classic cars on our show lawn and therefore so long as your car was built before the year 2000, it is eligible to enter.

Car clubs are invited to attend on the Monday of our show - pre booking essential.

Car Parking

No the entry ticket includes parking.

Yes which will be marked or ask one of the car park helpers.

We encourage local visitors to walk or car share where possible. Parking is available on fields near the Show entrance, please bear in mind ground will be uneven and affected by weather conditions. We provide a Blue Badge parking area as close to the Show entrance as possible. All vehicles are left at owner’s risk.

The Five Parishes and Countess of Warwick Country Show organisers will not accept liability for any loss or damage to vehicles or their contents however sustained.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON VERGES OR ROADSIDES IN THE VILLAGE AREA - PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF LOCAL RESIDENTS.

Dogs and Dog Show

Yes, dogs on short non-retractable leads are welcome. Why not enter your dog into the Dog Show.

Please do not leave your dog(s) in your car.

Please ensure you pick up after your dog.

We provide watering stations at the dog show tent and around the showground.

Please download the form here and fill it in ready to hand in on your arrival. Make sure you hand in as early as possible to ensure you get into the class of your choice. Entries will be taken from 12 noon on both days and a ready filled form will fast track the process for you.

There will be registration forms available on the day but there can be queues, so a ready filled form will fast track the process for you. Please download the form here and fill it in ready to hand in on your arrival. Make sure you hand in as early as possible to ensure you get into the class of your choice. Entries will be taken from 12 noon on both days.

Yes of course they can, all well behaved dogs are welcome, and we find the beauty in all of them.

Show entries from 12 noon on the day. Judging between 2:30pm and 4:30pm

Scurry open between 11:30am and 2:30pm

A link to the entry form with the available classes can be viewed here

16 is the maximum age to enter the young handler category

Entries are for dogs aged 9 and over.

Puppies are classified as 1 year and under

Yes we do provide a watering station at the dog show tent and around the showground

A scurry takes place in a long enclosure with a few bales of straw as jumps. It is a competition which begins with someone throwing a dummy about 30 – 40 yards from where you are ready with your dog. Your dog should then retrieve the dummy as quickly as possible, and the dog with the fastest time wins.

Yes all entries get a rosette and the winners receive doggy related prizes such as dog biscuits and treats from our sponsors on the day.

Food and Drink

Yes, there are a huge variety of food and drink stalls at the Show, all of which are contributing valuable funds to the charity. We do encourage you to make full use of these facilities. Many will cater for vegetarian, vegan and food intolerances. Please see the list of stalls on the website.

There are a huge variety of food and drink stalls at the Show, all of which are contributing valuable funds to the charity. We do encourage you to make full use of these facilities. You can bring your own picnic if you prefer but please do take all your rubbish home with you.

Horticultural Show

We would very much appreciate those who can to enter in advance using the form on the schedule, but can accept last minute entries on the Sunday morning before 10.00am

Absolutely!

On this website, Facebook, local shops and churches.

Some exhibitors kindly allow us to auction the entries for Show funds - the auction is great fun and held in the horticultural marquee on Monday as the Show closes

4.30pm on Monday afternoon.

Ploughing

The best restored tractors are all marked on Monday 29th August by 11am

3.30pm Monday 29th August 2022

3.30pm Monday 29th August 2022

No cost, it is free to enter.

On Sunday all competitors will take place in a parade at 3.30pm and the winners will then be announced. 

On Monday novice competitors will join the best restored tractor parade at 3.30pm and winners will then be announced.

All entrants from the previous year will be sent a copy of the application form and details of the ploughing events - in addition the form will be available on this website for download

Yes, we will need this before the day.

From 11am on the Saturday 27th August.

It is free entry for the competitor and one guest.

By Tuesday 30th August at noon.

You would need to hold a provisional licence and be 16 years old or over.

There is a security firm patrolling all night for the two nights and they keep in touch with the Police.

Volunteer

There are always opportunities to get involved in the Countess of Warwick Show; whether it’s just a couple of hours helping with car parking or marshalling right through to taking on a role on the organising committee – we warmly welcome new recruits and there is a role for everyone. Please do get in touch by email or talk to any of the volunteers (green Tshirts!) on the day.