Wednesday 30th November 2016 – Uppingham Market Place
The fantastic Fatstock Show!
Champion pigs, sheep, and cattle are primped and preened for this event held in the Market Square. Rutland farmers proudly showed off the best of their stock with the aim of encouraging people to buy British and support the industry.
Taking place on Wednesday morning on Uppingham Market Place, there will be pens full of livestock arriving at 7am, judging commences at 10am and the prize giving will be at 11.30am.
Canceled only by war and the two national outbreaks of the foot and mouth epidemic this is a unique show being the only event of its kind in the UK still held in temporary penning in a town market square. The regular weekly fatstock market finished in 1954, with the ending of wartime controls, but the annual Fatstock Show has continued and remains one of the most prestigious events in the town’s calendar and is without a doubt “a jewel in Rutland’s crown”. The show includes classes for cattle, sheep and pigs.