This weekend, Weald Country Park will be welcoming the Essex Country Show back for another year and it’s promising to be even bigger and better than last year.

The show, which also incorporates the Festival of Dogs and the Festival of Cars, will be opening its gates at the park, in South Weald, Brentwood, on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September from 10.00am to 5.00pm on both days.

A fabulous day out for the whole family (dogs, too), there will be a range of activities, demonstrations, live shows and, of course, plenty of good food, drink and shopping opportunities. New for this year is the National Horseboarding Championships which will be held at the show, as well as the Living History camp and visits from Jonathan Marshall from Game of Thrones and Poldark and the amazing James Hilary local Great British Bake Off hero.

Highlights: Essex Country Show 2018

In the main ring, there will the Wings of the World show and the incredible motorbike stunts from the One Show.

Action-packed fun at the Essex Country Show


Kids will be kept entertained with the wonderful petting farm, stories from Dodger the Dog who was rescued by his mummy, free Arts and Crafts, the opportunity to hold a snake, bearded dragon or tortoise with Amazing Reptiles, meet Boris 60-year-old tortoise and lots more. And don’t forget to take little ones to check out the Heavy Horses and fantastic Birds of Prey displays.

Action-packed fun at the Essex Country Show


The Essex Country Show is about all things quintessentially ‘Essex’, so expect to see loads of local community groups, including the local Astronomical Society who will be there for the public to learn more about astronomy and have a go at looking at the sun! Medieval Archery will be at the show this year for all those budding archers. Don’t miss the wrestling and the speed Chainsaw Carving Championships – hair-raising stuff!


Whether or not you’re bringing your four-legged friend along to the event, there will be plenty of fur on display at the fantastic Festivals of Dogs area. There will be dog shows on each day with over 22 classes, all in aid of Charity. Big hits with the crowd are dog agility, flyball, special shows run by a local agility group, and even an appearance from the lovely Dima the Dog Whisperer from Britain’s Got Talent.

Action-packed fun at the Essex Country Show


New to the show this year is the Living History Camp which displays 18th-century living and many age-old techniques, cooking, making coins and how many people lived in the past. Shoppers will love the wonderful lifestyle stands and everyone will be tempted by the food and drink market.  It’s going to be fabulous to see so many local exhibitors in attendance.  Music again this year will come courtesy of the county’s most up and coming talent playing throughout the day with eight bands playing daily.


Advanced ticket prices – Adults £7.50, Concessions £7.00, Children, £3.00 (5-13 years), and Under 5s go FREE.

Ticket prices on the gate – Adults £8.50, Concessions £7.50, Children, £3.50 (5-13 years), and Under 5s go FREE.

To find out more about the Essex Country Show and book discounted tickets, visit