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Penistone Agricultural Show

The Penistone Agricultural Show is a great day out for everybody.  Open from early morning through to dusk, the Penistone Agricultural Show really is a great day out for everybody.  We have a full timetable of activity and so it’s best to arrive early, plan your day and make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the many attractions that we have in store for you.

Held on Saturday 8th September, the show is organised solely by volunteers and attracts an average of 18 000 visitors.  You can experience agricultural life through live machinery and craft demonstrations as well as the competitive classes ranging from poultry, pigs, sheep, cattle, goats and show jumpers through to farrier competitions, jam making, handicrafts and flower arranging.

We also have cookery demonstrations, live music, brass bands, a real ale bar, main ring attractions and children’s activities.  There are also working traction engines and vintage agricultural machinery for you to see in action.

Everybody who comes on the day will be given a free Show Day Guide which includes a map of the show ground as well as a timetable of the day’s entertainment.  Classes start in the main ring from as early as 8am with judging of the other sections starting shortly afterwards.

With over 200 quality trade stands and a wide variety of on-site catering outlets for you to enjoy, we’re sure we have something for everybody to enjoy a full day out.  Well-behaved dogs are admitted on to the show field as long as they are kept on a lead at all times.

Please make sure that you plan your journey as the later you leave it to arrive, the busier it will be.  After all, it’s an extremely popular and well-attended show.  Trains and buses are just a short walk from the show ground and if you are coming by car the postcode is S36 6DW.  We operate a free parking scheme.


We encourage people to come by train as we have a wonderful train link between Huddersfield and Sheffield. However, there is going to be some strike action on Saturday!

The lovely people at Penistone Line Partnership have spoken to Northern Rail and have ensured that we still have some trains running for the show. So a big thank you to them. Please please check with Northern Rail before you travel

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

The Penistone Agricultural Show Team

How to get there

There is free parking available near to the Show Field. From the main entrance, the bus station is 300 metres and the train station is just half a mile away.

There are regular bus services from and to Barnsley, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Stocksbridge (see Travel South Yorkshire). Also there are regular trains from and to Sheffield, Huddersfield, Barnsley, Leeds, Manchester (see Northern Rail).

By road, the Showground is only 15 minutes from the M1, 10 minutes from the A628 Woodhead pass and 30 minutes from Huddersfield. Follow the link below to Multimap showing the routes into Penistone and where the show is held. Once you approach Penistone you will see signs clearly directing you to the car parks.  The postcode is S36 6DW.

Please allow yourself enough time.