2018 Best Burger Competition Results!

Our 2018 show saw the launch of our brand new Best Burger competition!  Richard Cooper of Swim in Lyme Regis very kindly judged the entries and offered great prizes for the winners. Entrants were asked to submit two burgers on a disposable plate for judging – one quartered with each quarter secured with a toothpick, this burger was used to […] Continue Reading

Battens Solicitors Limited Unaffiliated Show Jumping

We are delighted to announce that Battens Solicitors will once again be sponsoring our under 16’s show jumping at the Melplash Show again in 2018.  In order to compete at Melplash Show riders need to qualify at one of the regional shows throughout the year.  Not only will qualifiers win prizes at their qualifying show but they will also compete […] Continue Reading

2018 Hedgelaying and Ploughing match results

The 171st Melplash Agricultural Society’s annual hedge laying and ploughing match took place on land near Corscombe with spectacular views over the West Dorset countryside, by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Oliver Hemsley of Urless Farm.  Over 70 competitors including farmers, contractors, young farmers, vintage tractor and rural craft enthusiasts put their skills to the test in the hope […] Continue Reading

Melplash Agricultural Society’s free hedgelaying training day keeps traditional skills and craftmanship alive

To keep alive the skills and craftsmanship traditionally used in the conservation of hedgerows, the Melplash Agricultural Society each year runs a free hedgelaying training day for those interested in learning the skill of hedgelaying Dorset-Style .  The training is led by local skilled experts and professional hedgelayers who give us their time for free in order to pass on […] Continue Reading

Live Lamb Competition – 2018 results

LIVE LAMB RESULTS 2018 The live lamb competition sponsored by S J Norman & Sons is held annually on the Melplash Show ground on the Tuesday before Show Day and marks the start of the annual show.  Sheep farmers in the area bring along a matching pair of lambs to be judged.  After judging they are taken to the local […] Continue Reading

2018 Farm Competition Results

Every year the Melplash Agricultural Society invites local farmers who live within a 12 mile radius of Melplash village church to take part in the Society’s farm competition.   Each farm entered is visited by a team of judges who walk the farm to look at the husbandry of crops and the livestock, how well the environment is cared for, the […] Continue Reading

2018 Flock Competition Results

The annual Melplash Agricultural Society’s flock competition rewards farmers in the area for their shepherding and flock management skills.   It is open to sheep farmers with large, medium and small flocks who keep sheep for breeding whether commercial, pedigree or rare breed and live within 12 miles of Melplash village church.    The winners will be awarded their cups by the […] Continue Reading

2018 Garden Competition Results

The annual Melplash Agricultural Society’s Garden Competition, the most prestigious garden competition in the West Dorset area, saw 24 gardens and allotments entered this year, stretching from Lyme Regis to Hinton St George.  The competition was judged over two days by last year’s overall winners and large garden winners, Mr & Mrs Colin and Sue Dyer from Long Bredy and […] Continue Reading

Competitions for all!

One of the main highlights of the annual Melplash Agricultural Show are the competitive classes. At the heart are the many classes in place to enable local farmers and breeders to showcase what they do and their husbandry skills.  Giving visitors to the show the rare opportunity to see the best cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and horses in the area […] Continue Reading

2018 Schedules Now Online

Take part in our 2018 show!  We have classes for everyone including livestock showing, horse competitions, home baking, vegetables, cider making, flower arranging, photography and much more!  This years’ schedules are available to view online, follow the links below to find out more about our competitions. Horse and Pony Schedule 2018 Livestock Schedule 2018 Horticulture, Handicraft and Home Produce Schedule […] Continue Reading