If we miss anything out, please feel free to contact us with your query.

Can I buy tickets in advance?

Yes, tickets can be bought at the Spar shop in Stithians. They can also be purchased online at www.stithians.show/ticketing. If you are travelling by free bus on the Show day, tickets can be purchased at the start of the journey (cash only). By purchasing in advance you can avoid any queues that may occur at the gates on the day.


When does the Show open/close?

The car parks are open from 7 a.m. and the gates from 8 a.m. Food concessions are usually up and running between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

The Show officially closes at 6 p.m.


What are the admission charges for the Show?

2024 prices are £16.50 for adults and £5 for children (5 – 16). Under 5s are free. Family ticket (2+2) £38. After 3 p.m. admission is half price and after 4 p.m. it is free. Credit and debit cards are now accepted as well as cash. To buy your tickets in advance visit www.stithians.show/ticketing.


How much is the evening concert?

£10 at the door (No concessions). Cash or card.


Is there any ringside parking?

Yes, there is ringside parking operated as first come first served.

It is £20 on arrival in addition to admission cost. Cash or card.


Do you provide free buses?

The Association provides a number of free buses covering routes from Truro, Helston, Falmouth, Camborne & Redruth. The link for this year's schedule is below:


Is there a service bus near the Showground?

Service buses stop near the main entrance if requested. For information visit http://transportforcornwall.co.uk


Are there special traffic arrangements for the Show?

Our Traffic Management provider will be controlling the traffic approaching the Show and within our carparks.  A mandatory one-way system will again operate in the village of Stithians from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. to ease traffic flows. All routes will be well signed and you should follow these signs and the direction of any marshals, either on the roads or in the parking areas.  We remind you to allow plenty of time to get to the Showground, particularly if your arrival is timecritical, as dealing with an extra 8-10,000 vehicles in a rural area is quite a thing to coordinate.


What are the parking arrangements?

Public parking is available on site and is free with the exception of ringside. If you arrive from the village you will be directed into the Green car park and if you arrive via Tubbon Hill from the A393 you will be directed to the Red car park. When you leave you will be required to return in the direction from whence you came.

We also have overflow parking areas which are used in case of need. These will be clearly signposted.

Various members, competitors and exhibitors have special identification passes which must be displayed on the windscreen before arriving. If you have a Blue badge, it should also be displayed on the windscreen to gain access to the accessible parking area.

N.B. The use of portable cooking equipment or barbeques in the car parks is strictly prohibited.


Can I reserve ringside area or accessible parking?

No. Reservations are not accepted. Each operates on a first come, first served basis. We are unable to estimate the latest time of availability as it depends on a number of factors. The ringside area admission does not guarantee a direct view of the rings as some spaces are against the rear hedge.

N.B. The use of portable cooking equipment or barbeques in the ringside parking area is strictly prohibited.


Where can I leave my bicycle?

Please bring a good quality chain and lock. You can secure your cycle to the crowd barrier near the pedestrian entrances in each car park.


What toilet and baby changing facilities are there?

We have three main toilet blocks, located centrally by the main stage, near the main horse ring and in the Fair Field. There are baby changing facilities in each area. For those in need of accessible toilets these are located in the central block and in the Fair field. We will also have a Changing Places facility provided by RevoLOOtion (formerly Mobiloo). Head to our accessibility page for more details.


Can I bring my dog?

Yes, well behaved dogs on non-extendable leads are welcome in most parts of the Showground but must be strictly controlled in the vicinity of other animals. Well behaved dogs on short leads are also welcome in the Members’ Pavilion.

N.B. Dogs should not be left in cars. Even on cool days the car can get very hot and they can become distressed. If a car is identified as having a distressed dog then action will be taken (usually in conjunction with the Police or Vet) to alleviate the distress. This may involve forcible entry to the vehicle for which the Association will accept no responsibility.


I have difficulty walking - can I drive my car within the Showground?

With the exception of a very limited number of service and emergency vehicles no vehicular movement is allowed within the Showground between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.


How do I find my way around the Showground or learn about what is available to enjoy?

We have double sided notice boards at strategic locations with a schematic plan of the Showground plus copious information.

We would recommend purchasing a Show Guide which has provisional timings of many events as well as a fold out map of the Showground. The Guide costs £3. Catalogues with details of the competitors and traders are also available priced at £4.


What is there for children to do?

There are many exciting things to see across the Showground but we also have a specially curated Sunflower Trail which takes children on an expedition around the Showground with designated learning opportunities enroute. Pick up a Sunflower Trail map at either of the main entrances. Complete the trail by stamping your sheet at each Sunflower and get a rosette from the Secretary’s office.


Will I be able to get food at the Show?

We are pleased to say that we will have the usual broad range of catering available across our food courts, bars and Taste of Cornwall eat-on-the-day stands.

The Farmers' Kitchen will be offering breakfasts this year but will not be offering cream teas. The Show Luncheon will continue to be available to Members, judges and officials only and tickets must be bought in advance via the Membership Site. There will be no "on the day" sales.

To become a Member and purchase luncheon tickets please visit our membership page www.stithians.show/membership and click “Apply now”.


What are the benefits of being a Member of the Stithians Agricultural Association Limited?

Firstly and most importantly Membership gives the Member a right to attend general meetings and be involved in the ongoing management of the Show. Secondly as a Member you have free access to the Show on Show Day and will be entitled to forward parking when displaying the appropriate pass, subject to space being available. Members also have use of the Pavilion at the head of the main ring. Members receive two newsletters each year. For more information on membership please see www.stithians.show/membership.


Lost & Found property - what do I do?

Found property should be taken to the Secretary’s Office in the centre of the Showground (near the roundabout). Found property will be held for a period of time after the Show but will be disposed of if no claim is made. In the case of perishable goods these will be destroyed as soon as necessary.

Lost property should be reported to the Secretary’s Office.


Lost & found people / children - what do I do?

N.B. We do not have a loudspeaker system that covers the whole of the Showground. Wrist bands on which a mobile number may be written are available free of charge from the catalogue stands inside the main pedestrian entrances, or the Secretary’s Office.

We recommend that everyone makes arrangements as to where to meet if they become separated during the course of the Show and also make sure that you have mobile numbers for all members of your party (where available) and that those mobiles are kept switched on for the duration of your visit. For those unfamiliar with the layout we recommend that you agree on the roundabout near the Secretary’s Office as this is reasonably central and easy to find.

Any found children or other vulnerable persons should be brought to the Secretary’s Office. This should be the first point of call when looking for a lost child or vulnerable person.


How do I get up to date information regarding the Show?

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Can I advertise my business at the Show?

The best way is to have a stand in one of our dedicated Trade Stands, Craft Areas or Taste of Cornwall areas. Alternatively you could advertise on a ringside banner or in our Show guide and/or Catalogue. Find the links here www.stithians.show/trading.

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