All activities included in your ticket price*
‘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 excluding certain promotions. And keep your eyes out for new features as we book them. We’ll have lots more to share…
Here are some of the attractions from our 2017 event.
To see your favourite Countryfile presenters - Book now!
Our much-loved Countryfile presenters will be taking the stage in our new ‘Countryfile Theatre’. At regular intervals throughout each day, they’ll be sharing their stories of life on set. And at around about tea time, they’ll be put on the spot in our new ‘Who’s a Countryfile Whizz’ Quiz.
Quilter Cheviot Theatre
A full schedule of panels, talks and interviews will be shared by experts across a range of engaging topics and will be hosted by Countryfile presenter Joe Crowley. The packed programme will include your favourite TV personalities and authors, leading conservationists, lifestyle guru's and adventurers.
National Trust Theatre
Come and join our celebrities including Michaela Strachan, Ray Mears, Naomi Wilkinson and Gillian Burke talking about the British countryside in the National Trust Theatre hosted by Countryfile presenters Charlotte Smith and Tom Heap. We’ll also be debating hot countryside issues including food prices, wildlife decline and farming post Brexit.
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.
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.
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.
Passion for British Livestock
Adam Henson is bringing his farm to Countryfile Live.
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.
The Mitsubishi Off-Road Driving Experience
Off-roading is the perfect way to enjoy good clean muddy fun with a mix of twists, turns and traverses to get the adrenaline pumping.
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 BBC Countryfile Live with the 2017 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® British Championship, a lumberjack sports event where competitors race to chop, saw and slice through logs in seconds and claim the British STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Championship title..
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
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.
The National Trust Acre
Countryside, history, conservation, play, outdoor adventure – there are many ways people enjoy the National Trust and we’re looking forward to bringing some of them to life at Countryfile Live 2017 with the National Trust Experience.
QUILTER CHEVIOT COMPETITION
Quilter Cheviot is launching a Quilter Cheviot photography competition called #CapturingTheMoment.
Follow the Countryfile Live Lambs
Follow the progress of these six little lambs from the Blenheim Farm flock on the new Countryfile Live ‘Lamb-Cam’.
Give nature a home with the RSPB
Visit the RSPB’s ‘Giving Nature a Home’ stand and see how we manage different habitats for nature and how you can give nature a home in your own garden too.
Learn from the experts in The Big Barn
Pull up a hay bale and listen to stories and interviews, watch demonstrations and ask questions.
Camp out at the Central Ring
Enjoy a full day of entertainment and spectacle with shows from four-legged companions and feathered friends. From rural pursuits to fun and games on two wheels, there are great performances from animals and humans alike!
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.
Follow your lead to the Dog Arena
We know that dogs have many talents, and here’s the arena that proves it.
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.
Picnic on the Village Green
At the heart of the showground and close to the entrance is the Countryfile Village Green.
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.
National Trust Farmyard Cookery Theatre
Join us as at the National Trust Farmyard Cookery Theatre to see live demonstrations from some of the country’s best-loved chefs.
Sink a pint at the Craven Arms
No village is complete without a buzzing country pub.
Turf to Table Restaurant
Catch up with friends while enjoying a carefully selected seasonal menu. Our lunch menu at our Turf to Table Restaurant, run by renowned chef, Sebastian Snow, uses the best local produce with top quality ingredients.
The perfect end to a busy day
Come and enjoy music inspired by nature sung by top German Soprano, Susanne Mecklenburg in the National Trust Theatre.
JCB on display
The JCB Pop Up Zone will be situated within the Adam's Farm area of the show giving young fans the chance to try out some of the latest JCB toys.