Big changes ahead for Cunningsburgh Show

Joint secretary of the Cunningsburgh & District Agricultural Society Abigail Robertson (right) with Mark Young, manager and Shaun Tulloch, director of the Cunningsburgh Show's main sponsor A Jarmson Shetland Limited.

Big changes ahead for Cunningsburgh Show

THE CUNNINGSBURGH Show committee is excited to share some changes which have been introduced to streamline the day operation of the show, remove some admin intensive tasks from the committee and, most importantly, ensuring we offer the most efficient, user-friendly experience for anyone involved with our event.

After a very busy few months of preparation, testing and development, the committee are delighted to share with you our recently published interactive website which can be found at

We will use the website as our main go-to place for people to find all the information needed to submit entries, request a trade stand, attend in person and much more.

Closing date for entries is this Sunday 10 July. The show itself returns after two years of cancellations on Wednesday 10 August.

A big part of the online journey was to decide on the right show management platform. The Showbiz Software’s platform allows us to record prize winnings digitally, including the option to publish winners in real-time (on show day) after final verifications, as well as a range of other options we hope to bring forward in the future.

Approximately 300-400 hours have gone in to get us here, but we believe we have a robust platform to work from and we shall continue to expand and evolve where we can.

The review of our show day admission process to make it Covid-friendly and reduce cash-handling, while aiming for faster show day admission, resulted in us signing up with Ticket Tailor.

This offers advance purchase of online admission tickets via a QR code and pdf ticket which will be emailed and is being scanned upon entry on show day. We will also continue to be able to accept payment on the day (contactless payment or cash).

We can accept contactless payment on show day where the show has direct involvement with the transaction(s), for example, at the entry gates and candy floss stand. This does not apply to all 3rd party vendors and trade stands.

Please visit our new show website at to submit your entries (closing date 10 July), purchase admission tickets and submit trade stand request forms.

We look forward to seeing you at the show and welcome any feedback about the changes we have made.