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 98th 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 listen to the band, the Tea Tent to while
away the afternoon stuffing your face with a cream tea, or just wander round browsing (and buying!)
some fabulous local produce and crafts to take home.
We hope you enjoy our lovely Show!