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Ashover Show

Type:Country Show

Rectory Fields
S45 0BA
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Tel01623 811545

Judging Shire Horses


Ashover Show is one of the finest agricultural shows in the country. Known locally as the ‘friendly show’, it’s an event the whole family can enjoy.

Among last year’s highlights were the Falconry Display Team, terrier racing and the Sheep Dog Display Team with both sheep and ducks!

There’s the popular parade of hounds by the Four Shires Blood Hounds and the Barlow Hounds. Cattle, Shire horses and sheep compete in the livestock rings and the Light Horse Section attracts a great turnout of talent.

There’s a poultry section, the popular Dog Show and Dog Agility, with vintage tractors and cars on show. Relax in the Village Green area while the children are entertained by Punch and Judy, or having fun on the rides and slides.

The Horticultural Marquee is a riot of colour, the best local food producers can be found in the Appestising Ashover Marquee and the Craft Marquee showcases talented local people.

Browse the stands at the show where you can find everything from farm machinery to bird tables!

The show finishes with the traditional tug of war between local teams and the Grand Parade of Livestock.

Guide Prices

Ticket prices released in January
Save money by buying in advance from Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre (Tel: 01246 345777)



  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Season (14 Aug 2019)

* Open 9am till dusk

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout (traffic light controlled) select left lane and take 1st exit. At traffic lights (McDonalds) select right lane and go straight on. At next traffic lights select right lane and turn right (St Augustines Road). At roundabout at top of hill, select left lane and take 2nd exit (Whitecotes Lane). Follow road to next traffic lights, select left lane and go straight on (A632, Matlock Road). Follow road for approx 5 miles, entering Kelstedge. Take left turn before Kestedge Inn, (B6036, signposted Ashover). Follow road for approx 1 mile to centre of village.

From East Follow A617 to Chesterfield, then follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield and, at Morrison's roundabout, take 3rd exit (Walton Road). Go to top of hill and, at traffic lights, turn right (A632, Matlock Road), the follow route from North/South

Public Transport Directions

Infrequent bus service Monday to Saturday from Chesterfield.

Approx 6 miles from Chesterfield Train Station

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