Perth Show has been run by Perthshire Agricultural Society for 157 years and for almost every year over the last 112 years the Show has been held on the South Inch in Perth. Our setting in the middle of Perth is unique with almost every other agricultural show in Scotland being held on farmers’ fields. Our urban location enables us to draw in the people of Perth who can simply walk to the Showground, while there is plenty of car parking for those from further afield.
Our objective, as set out within the Society’s memorandum of association is to hold an annual show of livestock together with agricultural products and other matters related thereto and that is what we aim to achieve. The Show has always centered around livestock with each year’s finest displays of cattle, sheep, horses, donkeys and goats being shown on the South Inch.
Of equal importance is the array of trade stands, which are a showcase for local artisan craftsmen and women, the SWRI and local businesses from all sectors of our county’s rich tapestry and offering everything from farm machinery to professional services and everything in between.
We aim to appeal to everyone who attends and have added the food hall and Perthshire on a Plate, including a cookery theatre with demonstrations from local and celebrity chefs, a dog show and activities for children such as the pet show and children’s races. We source top quality locally sourced food and drink to provide those attending a wide variety of quality products to choose from.
Perthshire Agricultural Society is a Charity and the Show is put together by a board of 44 volunteer directors and assisted on the two days by 75 stewards all of whom give their time freely over the year and during the days of the Show.