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Carsphairn Show

The Crofts, Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, DG7 3TQ

Carsphairn Pastoral and Horticultural Society was founded in Carsphairn in 1875 to promote the agricultural produce of the Parish, and to encourage competition within the growers and the livestock breeders.

Sheep breeding is the main agricultural activity of the area and an annual show is held every year in the village on the first Saturday in June.

In Scotland, Carsphairn Show is considered one of the most prestigious Shows at which to win a red ticket in the Blackface Sheep Breed.

Schedules are available from April onwards, and there are classes for Sheep, Dogs, Handcrafts and Horticultural exhibits.

There is also an all day Open Sheep Dog Trial, with usually about 70 dogs taking part.

With the exception of the Dog Trial, entries for everything are accepted on the day of the show.

Other events on the day are a Children's Pet Class, Children's Races and a Hill Race for the fittest. Baking, handcraft and horticultural entries are judged and displayed in Lagwyne Hall.

The Show is run by the Society and with the help of many local Patrons, visitor entry costs are kept to a minimum. There is a small entry fee on the day for adults, but children under 12 are allowed in free.

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