The 2008 West Mid Show

West Mid Show 2008 - Book Now
West Mid Show 2008 - Book Now

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd June 2008

Gates open 9am - 9pm Saturday, 9am - 7pm Sunday

Put these dates in your diary now and look forward to two spectacular days of entertainment that celebrate the rural life! See the nation’s finest horses, sheep, cattle, goats and rare breeds. Sample the finest food and drink. Marvel at the breathtaking displays, be inspired by the superb craftsmen, and above all - enjoy!

Tickets are now available

Book by phone, post or online - and book early to benefit from special advance booking discounts. With so much to see and do it’s no wonder that the West Mid Show is one of the country’s top two day shows - and an event not to be missed.

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This year’s main attractions currently confirmed:

The Devil’s Horsemen
Cossack Trick Riding & Medieval Jousting

Devils Horsemen
The Devil's Horsemen

The Devils horsemen are exceptional horsemen made up of a team of industry leading riders, they have many years experience performing at shows, they also have supplied horsemen and horses for television and film work including the following films. Black Beauty, Braveheart, Tomb Raider 2 the Da Vinci code and Die Another Day

They also worked on the following television shows Emmerdale, Jane Eyre and Phoenix nights and also provide the Black Horse for filming with LloydsTSB.

They will perform twice per day giving one performance of jousting Knights and then the Spectacular Cossack trick riding where riders perform tricks whilst galloping in the main arena. This is not to be missed

More at: and our News Article here

See YouTube video clips of the Devil's Horsemen here and here.

Big Pete & Grim Reaper
Monster Trucks

Big Pete & Grim Reaper Monster Trucks
Big Pete & Grim Reaper Monster Trucks

They will be appearing in the main arena twice per day and will perform various displays, including the car jump, car tug of war and also another spectacular attraction that will be confirmed shortly. They have many years experience on the show circuit.

They will have the crowds on the edge of their seats with their monster antics. Big Peter weighs 7.5 tonns and Grim Reaper weighs 4.5 tons these truly are monster trucks.

More at

See YouTube video clips of Big Pete & The Grim Reaper here and here.

The Red Devils
Parachute Display Team

Red Devils
The Red Devils

They will be jumping into the show once each day and will provide a truly spectacular attraction: The Parachute Regiment Freefall Team 'The Red Devils' is the official parachute display team of both the Parachute Regiment ('The PARAS') and the British Army. The team is manned by 25 serving soldiers from the Parachute Regiment's three full-time battalions: 1, 2 & 3 PARA.

Every member of the team has served a minimum of three years in a Parachute Regiment battalion and has taken part in at least one operational tour of duty in either: The Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Sierra Lieone, Afghanistan and/or Iraq. WE welcome them to the show and they will be the first parachute display team for many years.

More at and our News Article here

See YouTube video clips of the Red Devils here.

Tom & Tilly’s Tomfoolery

Tom & Tilly’s Tomfoolery
Tom & Tilly’s Tomfoolery

Tom & Tilly will entertain you and your children with their comdey antics abnd the worlds only almost flying Robin Reliant, there will be lots of audience participation and you will see them performing twice per day in the main arena.

But be careful there will be custard water and lots of fun.

The car also has a mind of its own and does not help Tom when he needs it most!

The Mounted Games Association

The Mounted Games Association
The Mounted Games Association

We are delighted to welcome back the association for the second year in succession and this year we are proud to have full international tournament taking place in the main ring. See team from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Germany and France compete for the West Mid Show challenge cup.

Its fast furious and not to be missed as they display great horsemanship whilst playing games such as hoopla whilst galloping on their ponies. England are reining European champions, so who will win this warm up tournament for the European Championships?

More at:

The Sealed Knot
English Civil War Re-enactment

Sealed Knot
Sealed Knot

We are delighted to welcome the Sealed Knot to the show this year for the first time. They will be holding a skirmish in the main arena between two local regiments. They will also have cannon to liven up proceedings performing once per day.

We are also very fortunate that they will be setting up a living history village so you can go and see the many old traditions and ancient arts being carried out. There will also be the opportunity to interact with the members who will all be dressed in period costumes.

More at:

See YouTube video clips of the Sealed Knot here and here. Taken when they attended the Shrewsbury Hertitage Celebrations Civil War week in 2007.

Virtual Shropshire also has clips of the same event here.

The Band of The Royal Air Force College

The Band of The Royal Air Force College
The Band of The Royal Air Force College

The Band play by permission of the Air force Board of the Defence Council

The West Mid show is delighted to welcome the band to the show. It will be the first time they have played at a show in Shropshire. Visitors will be able to watch them perform twice per day in the main arena.

This is an excellent musical compliment to the other attractions lined up for 2008. The Society are very grateful to the Air Force board in allowing us the performance.

More about the band here



Titan will wow the crowds this year at the West Mid Show, making his first appearance in Shrewsbury.

The huge robot will interact with the crowd as he makes his way around the showground with his robot assistant.

He will make you laugh and cry!

He will be making three appearances each day be sure not to miss him.

See a YouTube video clip of Titan here.

Horse of the year show qualifiers

Horse of the year show qualifiers
Horse of the year show qualifiers

We will again be staging many prestigious H.O.Y.S qualifiers at this years show, you will be able to watch qualifiers in the horse ring and some will also be held in the main ring.

National outdoor tug of war championships

Tug of war championships
National tug of war championships

The West Mid show is delighted to be holding the UK national tug of war championships at the 2008 show, competitors will be attending from all other country to compete in this prestigious event.

More at: and our news article here

Other Attractions include:

  • Bandstand – Two day music programme
  • Scottish Marching Pipe Band
  • Food Hall and Cookery Theatre
  • Countryside Arena with Game Fair Demonstrations
  • Fishing, Shooting, Falconry and Forestry
  • Shropshire on Show Marquee including the W.I.
  • Antiques, Craft, Floral, Art and School Marquees
  • Children’s Entertainment and Fairground
  • Vintage cars and machinery
  • Agricultural machinery
  • 100’s of trade stands and shopping opportunities
  • Full range of catering facilities on the Showground
  • YFC Display
  • The British Lumberjack Team

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