If you visit Orkney in August, you'll soon appreciate that farming is much more than a successful industry.
Along with the County Show, the Dounby Show also incorporates fairground rides, crafts stalls, entertainment and food stalls. The show begins with the Horse section judging, swiftly followed by the cattle, goat, poultry and sheep sections getting underway. The West Mainland Flower, Produce & Industrial Show is also open in the Dounby centre.
Orkney's shows are more than a day out for the farmers. They are a huge draw for families who enjoy seeing the animals, catching up with friends, and browsing at stalls selling locally produced crafts and goods, food produce, and country clothing or chatting at the fundraising tents and entering their competitions and raffles, or viewing the latest farm implements for sale. You'll normally find show jumping, dog trials, a fun fair, entertainment and food outlets at the shows too. All in all, a great day out!