Frequently Asked Questions

All You Need to Know
How many visitors do you get?
In the region of 16,000.
What will I find to enjoy at the show?

The list is actually endless – there’s just about everything you can imagine including Food Exhibitors, the Derbyshire Women’s Institute, Rabbit, Pigeon & Poultry Tents, a colourful Floral Art tent, British Carnation Society, Crafts and Rural Crafts including demonstrations. An Open and Companion Dog Show held under Kennel Club Regulations. Magnificent cattle, sheep and shire horses in their own section. Horses of all descriptions plus showjumping in a separate ring. All day long in our Main Ring there are acts which will amaze you. Children’s entertainments, rides and amusements. Vintage Cars, Motorcycles, Engines and Vintage Tractors have separate sections where you can view the vehicles close up.  Lots of stands selling a wide variety of goods.

Is there any parking?
There is ample FREE parking at the site.
Are dogs allowed?

By all means, dogs are allowed at the show but must be under control and on a short leash at all times.  Please remember to clean up after your dog.  Dogs are not allowed into some of the marquees.

What time does the show start?

The Show starts at 8.00am and closes at around 5.30pm.

How do I get to the show?

Follow directional signs.   For Satnav’s the Nearest Postcode is  – DE72 3EN.  When nearing Elvaston, please follow the show’s directional signs.


Will I be able to find somewhere to sit down?
Numerous places – Seats are provided all around the main ring plus next to our public catering facilities and we have covered seating areas for the public- one of which is well placed to listen to the music from the brass band while you enjoy your food and your feet enjoy a well earned rest.
Is there a “Lost Children” facility at the show?
We have a Lost Children facility in the General Secretary’s marquee.
What facilities are there for disabled people?

We have looked at the question of facilities for our disabled visitors very carefully. Parking will be reserved for a large number of disabled visitors.  We would, however, recommend that visitors arrive before 11.00am in order to get a parking place close to the showground entrance.
Please note however, that the showground is an agricultural field and, as such, the surface may be uneven.  Please take every care as you enjoy the show.   Please contact our General Secretary if you have any further specific questions about disabled facilities.

Are there places to eat?

There are a wide variety of catering concessions available both within the Outdoor Food Showcase and on the showground.


Showground Address

The Showground
Borrowash Road
Nr Derby DE72 3EN
(Nearest postcode)

All correspondence to
Derbyshire County Show or
Derbyshire Agricultural &
Horticultural Society
should be sent

6 Dovecote,
Castle Donington,
DE74 2LH