ShowsWest Side Agricultural Show
The West Side Agricultural Show and Sports Day is held (since 2006) at Barvas Machair, Isle of Lewis. The Show dates back to 1921 and was originally open to villages from Borve to Bragar on the west side of the island. Today the Show takes in villages from Shawbost to Port of Ness plus some Open competitions. The Show is now held on the last Friday in July and has a wide range of livestock, agricultural, baking, sports, artistic, piping and dancing competitions plus fun events. The West Side Agricultural Society produced a commemorative book about the Show’s history in 2003.
Carloway Agricultural Show
The Carloway Agricultural Show is reckoned to be the longest established agricultural show on the island dating back to the first Show in 1911. The Show provides an annual focal point for the crofting communities of Shawbost to Garynahine but most competitions are open to island competitors. The show is usually held on the first Wednesday of August and has a wide range of livestock, agricultural, baking, sports, artistic, piping and dancing competitions plus fun events. The Carloway Agricultural Society produced a commemorative book about the show’s history in 2003.
North Harris Agricultural Show
The North Harris Agricultural Show is the final show of the season and includes the Supreme Champions competition for the sheep and cattle Supreme Champions at the 6 agricultural shows on Lewis and Harris. Like the other shows it is a fun afternoon for all the family at the Showground at Willow Park, Urgha. Includes livestock show, sporting events, baking, fruit & vegetables, crafts and home industries competitions. It also includes sports events, Punch & Judy, Hill Race, Bonnie Baby, Glamorous Granny/Grandpa competitions, Pet Show, Dog Show, Highland Dancing display, Tug o’ War, Auction and Raffle. Crafts, demonstrations and refreshments. The show is usually held in the second week of August.
Images from past shows