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If you visit Orkney in August, you'll soon appreciate that farming is much more than a successful industry.

The Shapinsay Agricultural and Industrial shows are usually held on the first Tuesday of August , with the best of the island’s livestock and produce on show. The show park is located next to the school in Balfour village, with the industrial display in the neighbouring school hall.

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 stalls selling locally produced crafts and goods. There is always fantastic food on offer and often country clothing, fundraising tents and the latest farm implements for sale too.

The smaller shows offer the chance to feel part of a community and there is always something to see and do. Make sure you don't miss out on a great day out for all the family.