The Showground

The Showground

Channelling the enduring ideals of outdoor entertainment in America’s heartland, from Cowboy Olympics to our Classic American Car Show, to cotton candy and corndogs, you can fill your days in all manner of ways at The Showground.

All of the below activities are free to take part in! You  don’t need to pre-book, just turn up on the day, get involved and have fun!

Flat footing and square dancing

A fun and social session for all the family, learn traditional American square dancing guided by caller Alice Cade and accompanied by live banjo and double bass.  Dances include the Texas Star and Birdie in the Cage. Swing your partner, promenade, duck for the oyster and more!

Hula Hooping Workshops

Guaranteed to cause a hoopla! Enjoy instructed workshops or ‘easy breezy’ drop-in sessions with workouts to suit any ability.

Whip Cracking and Lasso workshops

Ever wanted to try your hand at whip-cracking & lasso? Or maybe sitting back to watch the professionals is more you. Either way, don’t miss this breath-taking traditional country skill.

Cowboy Olympics

Whether you want to earn your spurs or marvel at the skills on show, the Cowboy Olympics give you the chance to make a dream come true. Our posse of performers will host a series of age-appropriate games including human gymkhana, hay bale tossing and cow wrangling, with comperes on hand to judge the fun.

Fire Show

Imagine if Tom Waits had hips, sass and the same old drinking problem… these two lost dreamers will begin with a summoning of spirits – the good, the bad and the bottled – by inviting the audience to confess their worst nightmares.

Using that bad juju, they set it alight! Prepare for a remarkable fire show with many spinning flames, dancing, and a celebration of friendship!

Classic American Car Show

The USA’s affair with the automobile is no secret. From working vehicles and befinned cruisers to pure muscle and chrome covered art, there’s no denying American cars look incredible. So, we are delighted that the Classic American Car Display is back and jam-packed with cars and bikes to investigate.

Hula Hoop Spectacle

On Sunday evening in the Showground, don’t miss our LED hula hoop performer who will wow you with their moves!