The 175th Dunster Show – Friday 20th August 2021
Dunster Show is the premier Agricultural Show in West Somerset and one of the major one day Shows of the West of England. Taking place on the Lawns below Dunster Castle the dramatic backdrop is a perfect setting for a family day out with a Food Hall, Trade Stands and quality entertainment for all. The Show also boasts a competitive showing atmosphere with a wide range of classes for Horses, Cattle and Sheep attracting competitors from all over the country.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – UNFORTUNATELY IT HAS BEEN DECIDED WITH DEEP REGRET BUT FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THAT OF OTHERS TO CANCEL DUNSTER SHOW 2020. THE OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED FROM MONDAY 6TH APRIL UNTIL AFTER THE FURLOUGH PERIOD HAS ENDED. TAKE CARE, KEEP SAFE STAY AT HOME AND PUT FRIDAY 20TH AUGUST 2021 IN YOUR DIARY FOR A WONDERFUL DAY OUT TO LOOK FORWARD TO.
Williton & Rooksbridge agency is delighted to have nominated local charity The Dunster Show , to receive a donation of £1500 from a national £1m “Agency Giving Fund” launched by NFU Mutual.
In light of the national emergency this country is facing, NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer has allocated £1m to help local frontline charities at this difficult time. To help ensure this support reaches all corners of the UK, NFU Mutual has reached out to its appointed representative Network of local Agents. Consisiting of circa 300 independent businesses and 9 NFU mutual Branches, each have been given the opportunity to nominate a handful of local charities to receive a share of this fund. Locally, we have nominated The Dunster Show Society to receive this support, to help deliver their important work. This donation will allow the Dunster Show Society to continue to provide valuable support to local rural and agricultural community through their bursary scheme, following cancellation of this year’s show.
The NFU Mutual’s £1m emergency fund for local charities across the UK, forms part of an overall £32m support package NFU Mutual has committed for the benefit of customers and communities affected by coronavirus. To find out about NFU Mutual’s coronavirus support package, please visit https://nfumutual.co.uk/about-us/coronavirus
Countdown to the Show
A big thanks to AlyKat Images for stepping in as this year’s official photographer. Visit our Gallery page to view the 2019 photographs.
AlyKat are delighted to offer 3 completely FREE copies from all of the Dunster Show images. For more information and to get your free copies, please visit: www.dunster-show-2019.alykatimages.com
Photographs also taken by William Langdon.
Dunster Show is a traditional one day agricultural show situated on the edge of the Exmoor National Park a wonderful setting below Dunster Castle. The Show is a day great day out for all the family and whilst attracting great support from Exmoor and West Somerset also provides entertainment for those visiting the area.
The Show is a registered charity whose objectives are to improve, promote and encourage agriculture for the public benefit. Any surplus funds after covering costs are used in the local community to help organisations such as; Devon Air Ambulance, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, West Somerset Training Group, West Group YFC, Exmoor Hill Farming Network, FWAG and many others serving our rural area.
In order to support the younger generation that represent the future of farming and rural life in this part of the country we grant bursaries to local students in the area who are studying rural subjects. In 2018 we issued £12,000 in bursaries.
The society greatly appreciates the support from its members, stewards, judges, sponsors, advertisers, competitors and traders in making it such a special day.
With thanks to our sponsors and advertisers
The Luttrell Arms - Dunster
Exmoor National Park
JM Finn & Co.
Chetwood Wealth Management
Greenslade Taylor Hunt
Amicus Law Solicitors
First Design Print Web
Photographs: Dunster Castle: Andrew Priddy, A & B Photography. Others: Ian Ware, Ian Ware Photography.
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