About the Show and the Society

Newport Show is organised and run by Newport and District Agricultural Society. The show has become recognised as Shropshire’s best one-day family event for its variety of attractions and quality of organisation.

The society relies on the hard work of members who form the various committees required to deliver an event of such complexity and high standards, with support from a small number of dedicated staff who are committed to the event year-round.

The Society

Newport and District Agricultural Society was formed in September 1889 at a meeting held at the town’s iconic Royal Victoria Hotel.

It’s first committee numbered 30 people and the first Newport Show was held on Friday, August 8th 1890.

Crowds enjoying events in the main arena at Newport Show

Newport Show 2018 in video