Welcome to the Blackwater Country Show

A great family day out!
View our Gallery to see pictures from previous years.

Chigborough Road
Essex CM9 4RB

In support of
Essex Air Ambulance
  • 1 Falconry

    1 Falconry

  • 2 Cakes

    2 Cakes

  • 5 Spinning

    5 Spinning

  • 9 Dogs

    9 Dogs

  • 10 Walking Sticks

    10 Walking Sticks

  • 11 More Cakes

    11 More Cakes

  • 12 12 Classic Cars

    12 Vintage and Classic Cars

  • 13 Rescue

    13 Rescue

  • 14 Shows

    14 Shows

  • 15 Sheep Dog Trials

    15 Sheep Dog Trials

  • 16 More Shows

    16 More Shows

  • 18 Tractors

    18 Tractors

  • 19 Lamas

    19 Lamas

  • 20 Agricultural

    20 Agricultural

  • 21 Lake Events

    21 Lake Events

  • 22 Birds of Prey

    22 Birds of Prey

  • 23 Warriors

    23 Warriors


The Blackwater Country Show has established itself as one of the most enjoyable family events in the Essex calendar. Situated within a picturesque setting, with two well maintained lakes, it offers a wonderful day out.

The Show is organised by a dedicated team who work throughout the year developing ideas and managing and co-ordinating the various areas of the show. The show promotes the countryside and countryside pursuits and is an exciting, learning and interactive experience for everyone. Many areas of the Show are about The Great Outdoors, taking part, getting active and having fun! Be inspired by the wealth of activities, demonstrations and attractions that we have on the day.

Each year the Show donates to the Essex Air Ambulance and also to a chosen local club, charity or group.

To find out more of what’s on at this years show please click here to visit the what’s on page

  • Throughout the day there is entertainment and displays in the Main Ring.
  • Visit the Marquees to browse the quality gifts, homewares, and local food and produce stalls.
  • In the field sports area you can Have-a-go Clay Shooting and Archery.
  • On the lake you can have-a-go at canoeing or kayaking, gun dog scurry and fly-fishing, and watch demonstrations.
  • Explore the showground to find skilled craftsmen, local producers, unique exhibits, children’s activities, heavy horses and many other interests.
  • There is so much to see and do!
  • Dogs are welcome and there is a Novelty Dog Show, Agility course and the fast action Flyball!
Blackwater Country Events Ltd, Registered in England and Wales, Number 08508518, Registered office: 146 New London Rd, Chelmsford, Essex , CM20AW