Welcome to the
Melplash Agricultural Show

The Melplash Agricultural Society Show is one of the South West’s premier agricultural exhibitions and is held at The West Bay Show grounds, Bridport, Dorset on the last Thursday before the August Bank holiday.  Our 2024 Show will take place on Thursday 22nd August.

Our show really offers something for everyone!  The showground is packed full of exhibits including livestock, horses, homecrafts and horticulture.  There are over 400 trade stands selling everything from locally produced food to tractors… and plenty in between!

About the Show

Farming and agriculture really are at the heart of our show and visitors will be able to watch judging of the wonderful animals.  We will be building on the success of our Discover Farming marquee – a must visit for all families who are interested in learning more about food production and farming.  There will be a number of activities and interactive demonstrations where children of all ages can get hands on experience of a variety of ‘Farm to Food’ activities.

Our show is a great day to meet with friends, enjoy the countryside and learn more about West Dorset.  It also offers a fantastic platform to conduct business so there really is something for everyone.  We hope you enjoy browsing our website and reading about our Society, we hold several competitions and other events throughout the year finishing with our hedgelaying and ploughing match in September.

We hope to see you at our show in 2024!

Lucy Hart
Show Secretary

Thanks to the Shows Sponsors

Sponsors of Main Ring – Bradfords Building Supplies

Bridport Building Supplies
Freshwater Beach Holiday Park
West Dorset Vintage Tractor & Stationary Engine Club Ltd
Bradford Building Supplies
Kennedys Estate Agents
RJ Balson & Son
William James & Co
Francis Bugler Limited
Woolley & Wallis
Groves Nurseries
Furleigh Estate
Symondsbury Estate
David Upshall Insurance Services
Greig and Allen
A.G. Down
WBW Solicitors
West Dorset Beekeepers’ Association
Dorset Hideaways
Battens Charitable Trust
NFU Mutual
Chedington Court Estate
CHG South West
Nantes Solicitors
Ackerman Engineering Limited
Porter Dodson
LUNA and me
Howden Insurance
Old Mill
Chesters Harcourt
Dorset CPRE
Watertite Building Services Engineers
Stockwood Lettings & Property Management
AJ Wakely & Sons
CB Reid Business Support
Cornish Mutual
Gavin Dixon Finance Solutions Ltd.
MW Burrough & Co, Chartered Accountants
PH Hardwill
Toller Trailers
West Dorset Leisure Holidays
Albert Goodman
Bridport Radio
Battens Solicitors
C G Fry and Son
Kitson and Trotman Solicitors
Palmers Brewery
VIP Marquees
Symonds and Sampson