Cheshire Smallholders Association

News & Events

The Cheshire Smallholders’ newsletter, ‘The Gate’ is currently published four times a year. The Gate provides members with an update on association activities, training opportunities and industry news, as well as carrying features and members’ classified adverts.

If you would like to contribute an article or a link to be included here, please submit it to the editor

Some earlier issues of The Gate can be accessed at the bottom of this page

Annual events that may be of interest to you with approximate dates - check the show website for further details.

Easter weekend

Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival.


A Festival of Welsh wool and fibres at Royal Welsh Showground.


Smallholders' Spring Festival
Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, LD2 3SY.

Staffordshire County Show


Cheshire Show
Tabley Showground, Knutsford.

Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival.

Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0QQ.

Kelsall Steam Rally


Royal Welsh Show
Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, LD2 3SY.

Royal Horticultural Society Show, Tatton Park

Nantwich Show
Dorfold Park, Nantwich.


Bakewell Show
Bakewell Showground.

Anglesey County Show
Anglesey Showground.

Denbigh & Flint Show
The Green, Denbigh, LL16 4UB.


Malpas Yesteryear Rally

Skipton Auction, Skipton, BD23 1UD.

Cheshire Ploughing and Hedgelaying Match


Father Christmas at the Farm
Tatton Park, Knutsford

Always check with the organisers via their website before making arrangements or traveling, shows are sometimes cancelled, often at the last minute!

If you have found a broken weblink or you would like your event in the annual calendar, please contact the web editor here.  

Some recent issues of The Gate for you to peruse; the latest editions are sent to members each season.

Winter 2017

Autumn 2017

Summer 2017

Winter / Spring 2017 

May 2016

And here's some copies from our archives that you might find interesting...

September 2010

June 2010

March 2010

December 2009

September 2009

June 2009

March 2009

December 2008

September 2008

March 2008

2007 Issue 2

2007 Issue 1