An amazing event for families with children of all ages
‘An amazing day out with something for everyone.’
Set in 100 acres of Blenheim Palace’s beautiful parkland, Countryfile Live brings together the best of the British countryside for you to enjoy over four glorious days.
Watch exciting live arena shows, talks and displays of animals, livestock and farming in action. Try your hand at a thrilling mix of outdoor activities and sports. Browse and buy from hundreds of exhibitors of fine quality products, including food, drink, artisan design and craft, country clothing, homeware, gardening and pet supplies.
Read more about the attractions we’ve confirmed so far, all included in your main ticket price, unless otherwise stated. And keep your eyes out for new features as we book them. We’ll have lots more to share…
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Camp out at the Central Ring
Watch working animals show off their skills at the Central Ring. It’s a lively arena, bringing together a mix of traditional and rural pursuits.
Trace the story of food and farming – Farming in Action
How often do we think about how the food we eat gets to our table? In our Farming in Action area you’ll be able to see the journey produce takes from field to fork and learn more about our fragile food chain.
Join debates, interviews and talks at the National Trust Theatre
Behind every beautiful view, live questions and some thorny issues concerning the future of our countryside.
Learn from the experts in The Big Barn
Pull up a hay bale and listen to stories and interviews, watch demonstrations and ask questions.
Picnic on the Village Green
At the heart of the showground and close to the entrance is the Countryfile Village Green.
Sink a pint at the Craven Arms
No village is complete without a buzzing country pub.
Treat yourself in the Shopping Village
Stroll up the broad grassy avenues of the Shopping Village, lined with over 550 shopping stalls.
Have a splash on the Waterside
We’re taking full advantage of the River Glyme, which flows through the Blenheim Palace grounds.
50 Things to do before you’re 11¾
No. 4: Build a den. No. 13: Make a mud pie. No. 31. Hunt for bugs.
Be inspired at the Food Heroes Stage
Do try this at home! Join a whole host of chefs and culinary experts as they expand your food horizons.
We love dogs. In 2016, thousands of dogs brought their owners to BBC Countryfile Live, and we’re sure every hound will have ringed August 3-6 2017 in their canine diaries.
Explore Adam's Farm
Adam Henson is bringing his farm to Countryfile Live.
Take your seat at the Countryfile Theatre
Not to be missed by any BBC Countryfile fan!
Cool off in the Great British Ice Cream Parlour
Back by popular demand, a selection of Britain's most delicious ice cream producers will set up their stalls to offer a mouth-watering choice of ice creams.
Mitsubishi Motors UK is proud to continue its support Countryfile Live as the 4x4 feature sponsor.
Be inspired in the Kitchen Marquee
Fancy some prosecco and pulled pork?
Discover the Craft Heroes Marquee
Appreciate the fine skill of making things by hand in our Craft Heroes Marquee.
Experience the 2017 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® British Championship
STIHL are returning to Countryfile Live with the 2017 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS British Championship. It’s guaranteed to be just as thrilling as the 2016 event, which saw four national records being smashed.
Prepare for adventure at Explore Britain
In the Explore Britain area, you’ll find advice on where to go, what to wear, the kit you need and how to read nature’s ‘clues’ to keep your experience safe and memorable.
Meet the makers – the National Trust Fine Farm Produce Awards
Winners of the National Trust’s 2017 Fine Farm Produce Awards will be announced at Countryfile Live.
Sample street food
When it’s time for lunch, you can follow your nose.
Giggle at the Sheep Show
On hand to entertain the children (and parents): a flock of nine of the most comical woolly characters to ever ‘Baaaa’ or bleat!
Wander through the Wildlife Zone
Our pop-up nature reserve is buzzing with hints, tips and hands-on help for anyone who wants to learn about or care for the wildlife on our doorsteps.
Be entertained in the Equine Arena
Throughout each day, a series of events will be staged in the Equine Village to entertain you. Watch the fast and furious races in the British Scurry Trials European Championship. And admire the gentle strength of the Shire Horses as they test their pulling power.
Listen to new music on The BBC Introducing Stage
Hear some of our finest country and folk musicians perform live on the BBC Introducing Stage in the Craven Arms Pub Garden.
Follow your lead to the Dog Arena
We know that dogs have many talents, and here’s the arena that proves it.
BOOK VIP AT THE BOAT HOUSE
Take a moment to unwind and soak up the atmosphere while enjoying complimentary refreshments. Plus Boat House Club members will receive a whole host of goodies and a souvenir show guide.