The Honiton & District Agricultural Association holds its 129th show on Thursday, August 1.

Organisers have already secured some exhilarating acts for the Main Ring including the fantastic Jamie Squibb and his Freestyle Motocross Arena Stunt Show as seen on BBC’s One Show performing breath-taking jumps mid-air, a real crowd pleaser.

The show will also welcome The Devil’s Horsemen, Europe’s number one stunt and trick riding team performing with some of the world’s best known horses with recent film credit Les Miserables.

The fabulous Sheep Show returns with their Dancing Sheep and The Grand Parade is an amazing scene and the real heart of the show – the Cattle and Sheep prize winners proudly parading, livestock judging starts at 9am enjoy all the breeds within the cattle and wheep rings.

If horses are your interest we have classes ranging from Shetlands to Shires – with the wonderful Private Driving and Heavy Horses in Agricultural Harness taking place in the main ring.

The lower field incorporates all that is countryside with hurdle making, ferret racing, a blacksmiths guild, 100 vintage tractors, The West of England Hound Show, The BHBA Marquee showcasing the fantastic businesses within the Blackdown Hills and surrounding market towns and villages, a Dog Show, comprising both pedigree and fun classes for the pet pooch.

If chickens are your interest there will be a poultry show and sale. There will be entertainment in abundance for children with Professor Twistopher’s Punch and Judy, and donkey rides.

The Honiton Show Home Baking & Preserves Competition returns; make a “Honiton Show Stopper” or a cake for the president of the show. There are classes for the under 11s too. There are vintage and classic cars and the show is proud to host the Crash Box & Classic Car Club where in the region of twenty vehicles will be on display.

The Rare Breed Survival Trust will be in attendance too.

The trust (RBST) Devon Support Group has been around in the County for more than 25 years. It is dedicated to breeders and enthusiasts of our rare and native breeds in Devon.

They want to touch the whole of Devon to educate and inspire you to know of the rare and native breeds in Devon, so much so that they attend colleges and schools to inspire and educate our next generation.

Feel free to contact Kim Brook, Secretary, T: 01566 783232 or John Mills, Chairman T: 01805 804494

There will also be a Food Hall bursting with local produce and food courts. There will be 400 trade stands – shopping and interest for all. Advance tickets are £14.50.

For further details on the show or on becoming a member of the association contact the secretary on 01404 41794, follow on Twitter @honitonshow1890 or visit