About the show
Over 100 years ago, on the 25th August 1909 some enterprising gents from Corsley held a meeting to
organise a fête and sports day which they agreed would be held on 11th September 1909. Amongst the
attractions were a three-mile race, a football tournament, a cricket match, greasy pole and pillow fight.
This year, the Corsley Show Committee are proud to hold the 99th Show (the event wasn’t held during
both World Wars). The attractions are a bit different, but we still retain the village fête appeal of yesteryear.
Our aim is to entertain you with a fun-filled day out for all the family. Who grew the biggest marrow, the
most beautiful dahlia? Who won the kids’ egg-and-spoon race, mums and dads can join in the tug o’war
against the kids too! Did Corsley thrash Warminster in the Roll, Dash and Bash? Who won the Dressage
competition? Bring along your pampered pooch – the Dog Show caters for pedigrees, allsorts and there’s
even a class for ‘Best Six Legs’ (that’s you and your dog – it’s not a freak show!). Fancy a go at winning a
barrel of beer? Get a team of six together for the Wadworth Championship Tug o’ War. All sounding a bit
too energetic? No problem, there’s the beer tent where you can relax with your favourite tipple whilst the Cley Hill Stompers entertain you with some rock‘n’roll, or the Tea Tent where you can while away the afternoon stuffing your face with a cream tea, or you can just wander round browsing (and buying!) some fabulous local produce and crafts to take home. Kids can enjoy donkey rides, tractor-drawn trailer rides, get up-close-and-personal to some furry friends and enjoy some great funfair activities!
This year, we're incredibly excited that Tractor Ted will be joining us for the day for a fun-filled day of real-life farm fun! Digger Tim is also making an appearance, giving his JCB a proper workout!
We're running two competitions for the kids – a Discovery Trail with a top prize of a family ticket to Longleat Safari Park and 2nd and 3rd prizes of £10 each; a raffle to win a family ticket to a Tractor Ted event at Bowood and 2nd and 3rd prizes sharing £100 worth of Tractor Ted goodies!
We hope you enjoy our lovely Show!