The Chepstow Show
The weekend of 12th/13th August saw the return of one of Monmouthshire’s most popular agricultural shows to Chepstow Racecourse. The Chepstow Show is an annual event which celebrates the best of the local community. The weekend was a feast of rural trades, talents and tastes.
The show was open to everyone and whether you were wanting to join in some of the classes, showcase your goods and services or just enjoy a fun filled day out there was something there for everyone.
The Chepstow Agricultural Society can trace its origins back to 1841 as a Chepstow Farmers Club, who got together to hold a ploughing match at Hayes Gate Farm in Crick. In 1891 the club celebrated its Golden Jubilee before taking on its current name in 1920 and starting an annual agricultural show. In 1947, after the Second World War, the annual shows resumed in the Wyelands and have been a regular feature since then (apart from the odd cancellation due to bad weather).
The location of the Show has varied over the years before returning to its current location (Chepstow Racecourse) in 2013.
The Society was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee in 1984 and is a Registered Charity (No.516919)
With thousands of people attending the show every year this year was no exception with a packed schedule starting from 9am on the Saturday.
The star attraction this year was Stunt Mania; a motorcycle stunt team.
The show also featured vintage steam vehicles and a wide range of livestock as part of the competitions, as well as trading stands and plenty of other activities.