There is going to be unmissable fun at the IW County Show

The Royal Isle of Wight County Show on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, promises a weekend packed with excitement and activities for families, residents, and visitors alike. Held at the Northwood Showground, the annual event is a highlight of the Island’s summer calendar, offering fun for everyone.

One standout attraction this year is the Army climbing wall, where both kids and adults can test their strength and bravery. If you’re looking for a challenge, the rodeo bull, hosted by the IW Young Farmers’ Club, will have you holding on for dear life as you try to beat the timer. For dog lovers, the Fun Dog Scurry is a must, where you can watch or participate with your own furry friend.

Another unique experience at the show is pig herding. Yes, you read that right. Visitors can try their hand at guiding pigs through a course, which is not only entertaining but also educational. If that’s not enough, calf leading offers a chance for younger visitors to get up close and personal with these gentle creatures.

The beach area will feature sand art where creative minds can craft masterpieces in the sand. Sports enthusiasts can head over to the Fun Football Factory to learn new skills or join Vectis Rugby for some rugby drills. And don’t miss the ultimate test of strength – a tug of war against a steam engine. This thrilling event in the IW Observer Main Ring pits teams against the power of a steam engine, making for a spectacular showdown.

For a more laid-back experience, face painting on the Village Green will keep the little ones happy, transforming them into their favourite characters. And there are numerous other attractions to explore, with every corner of the showground filled with excitement and discovery.

Whether you’re looking to participate in fun challenges or simply soak in the vibrant atmosphere, the Isle of Wight Royal County Show is the place to be. Mark your calendar and take the whole family for an unforgettable weekend of entertainment and community spirit.

Advance day tickets are priced at just £12.50 for adults (£14.50 on the day) and weekend tickets at £17 for adults (£22 on the day). Children under 16 go free when accompanied by a paying adult, making this a great family-friendly outing. Book your early-bird tickets now via iw.observer/countyshow to ensure you’re part of this amazing event.