Romsey Show is one of the oldest surviving agricultural shows in England. It can trace its origins back to 1835 and the Prize Stock Markets held in Romsey at Easter and Christmas From these emerged the Romsey Agricultural Society, founded in 1842, which amalgamated with the Romsey Horse Show Society in 1919 to form the present Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show Society. This Society held its first show in 1919 thereby creating The Romsey Show we know today.
Our three-year research project into the evolution of the Show and its parent Societies culminated in September 2012 with the publication of the book “Where Town and Country Meet- the history of the Romsey Show”. The book was officially launched on 8th September 2012 at the Show which was held at its traditional venue in Broadlands Park – a link which can be traced back for over 130 years. You can buy a copy of the book through our website by following the link or over the counter at Romsey's TIC.