THAME: Not long now til Thame’s big show, with a popular new date!

Livestock entries are always very popular at Thame Show
Livestock entries are always very popular at Thame Show

Thame Show returns to its traditional late September date this year due to popular demand.

And after the absence of some attractions in recent years there will also be a return of the main ring attraction, the public bar, and a free shuttle bus to transport visitors from Thame town centre to the showground.

All children under the age of 16 can get in for free if they are accompanied by a paying adult; and if tickets are bought in advance a family of four can get in for just £24.

Attractions to look forward to include cattle and sheep classes, an equestrian show, a small assault course and big rifle display by the army.

The traditional show has suffered from several date changes over recent years, which has caused confusion and a loss of support from the public.

In 2010 the show, which had previously always been held on the third Thursday in September, was moved to the last weekend in July. In 2012 there was no show at all as the July date clashed with the Olympics, and last year it moved again to the middle of July.

Now, following a public consultation the show is once more in its traditional September spot, which this year falls on Thursday September 18 from 8.30am-6pm.

Full details of attractions and ticket prices can be found at