Author: James Burton

East of England Winter Stock Festival 2020 cancelled

East of England Winter Stock Festival 2020 cancelled

With summer show qualifiers to the Young Stock Person of the Year having not taken place and continued uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the East of England Agricultural Society has cancelled this year’s Winter Stock Festival.

The event has built a reputation for enabling farmers to show some of the finest of the UK’s primestock as well as educating a new generation of livestock enthusiasts – attracting students from many agricultural colleges to take part in The College Challenge won last year by Newton Rigg. However, faced with so many uncertainties the Society has regrettably decided to cancel the 2020 event.

“We are grateful to those businesses and individuals who have supported the event by providing sponsorship, taking trade stands and exhibiting livestock,” said Alison Queenborough, the Society’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are sad to make this decision and will be seeking ways to fulfil our commitment to education in this sector in the coming year.”

Winter Stock Festival Photos available now!

Winter Stock Festival Photos available now!

We had a fantastic time at the Winter Stock Festival this year and have some fantastic photos to prove it!

Thank you very much to Tim Scrivener for shooting some excellent photos, all which can be viewed and purchased from the link below…

Friday 29th September (Commercial Cattle. Commercial Lamb, Pigs, College Challenge)

Saturday 30th September (Breeding Ewe Lamb, Pedigree Calves, Young Stock Person of the Year)

A post-event press release will follow shortly

Timetable for this years Winter Stock Festival

Timetable for this years Winter Stock Festival

Thinking of visiting this years Winter Stock Festival? Pick your day with the timetable below (Although there is nothing to stop you coming on both days!).

We won’t know which calves will be shown in which ring until entries close.

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Record number of classes for 2017 Winter Stock Festival

Record number of classes for 2017 Winter Stock Festival

11 October 2017

East of England Winter Stock Festival has announced a host of new classes for its 2017 event, including the addition of a pig section for the very first time.

Taking place on a later date of Friday 1 and Saturday 2 December at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, Festival Show Director William Haire says the 2017 festival is set to be the finale of the showing season.

“We’re very excited about the introduction of 25 new pig classes to our existing line up of 120 cattle classes and 38 classes for sheep, and are looking forward to once again, welcoming an excellent showcase of commercial and pedigree livestock.

“Last year, we attracted over 450 entries and following the addition of new classes and some revisions to improve the sheep schedule, we hope to attract exhibitors old and new to the 2017 festival,” says William.

He explains that the changes form part of their objective to extend the events offering to both current livestock producers, as well as the wider industry.

“We’re working hard to develop the festival to cater for the needs of the wider agricultural industry. Alongside new livestock classes, the 2017 festival will feature a dedicated trade stand area, as well as a range of seminars and demonstrations, with some top experts secured to deliver the latest thinking in agriculture,” concludes William.

The deadline for livestock entries closes on 3rd November, with schedules and entry forms available to download online at or from the show office.


Schedules are in the post!

Schedules are in the post!

Out 2017 Schedules are on the way to past exhibitors! If you have entered the competition over the last 4 years a copy will be on its way to you. As will the copies to anyone that has requested them over the past few weeks.

If you would like to request a schedule, please contact Ruth or William at or call 01733 234451.

Schedules are released online!

Schedules are released online!

Entries are now open as the Winter Stock Festival schedules are released online!

Visit to take a look at the Schedule and download the entry forms.

Hard copies will arrive back from the printers next week and will be through your postboxes shortly afterwards. Hard copies will be sent to those that have entered the Show within the last 3 years, to request a copy of the schedule email or call 01733 234451

Special Accommodation offers for Winter Stock Festival 2017

Special Accommodation offers for Winter Stock Festival 2017

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As the official travel partner for Winter Stock Festival, Field Farm Tours have secured hotel space to support exhibitors and visitors to the event. Take a look at the offers here

All that is required at this early stage is a deposit of £25.00 per room and the signed booking form, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Please read through our booking conditions carefully.

The offer and booking forms are available to download on our website

If you have any queries or are struggling to open the attached file then please do not hesitate to contact the office on the details below


Frankee Baines, Field Farm Tours Ltd, Field House, 3 Stephenson Court, Stephenson Way, Newark, Notts, NG24 2TQ

Tel:  01636 616060   Direct: 01636 616051   Fax: 01636 640282