Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2024
1pm – 9pm
The Lambeth Country Show is brought to you by Lambeth Council, in partnership with Brockwell Live.
With over 120,000 people attending throughout the weekend, the show is one of the biggest free family festivals in the UK and boasts a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside.
Starting back in 1974, the show is widely regarded as the highlight in south London’s social calendar; not only providing a great weekend of entertainment, but also being a real opportunity to model sustainable behaviour, engage with the community and improve the environment we all live in.
The show hosts over 200 traders and exhibitors including street food from around the world, local crafts, retail, health and wellbeing, horticulturists and much more. A rich heritage of local charities and community groups have a presence at the show too and help celebrate the real diversity that Lambeth has to offer.
All the attractions of a traditional country show are on offer such as sheep shearing and owl displays, home grown vegetable and flower competitions, horse jousting and stunt shows, an on-site farm and a diggerland for all to enjoy. Visitors can also learn about the latest research and technologies in science, space travel and virtual reality, as well as getting involved in activities based around the environment and sustainability.
Music always plays a big part in the show too. The Village Green stage showcases an eclectic mix of local talent playing folk, soul, funk and pop, as well as steel orchestras, samba bands, school groups and choirs from the local community.
The Main Stage hosts an array of local and international talent on Saturday with funk, soul, disco and well known hits. Sunday is “Roots Day” with ska, dub and reggae acts from across the globe. All of this and more is on offer at the show with a distinctively urban south London vibe.
Why has the date changed?
The council’s budget, in common with households and businesses across the country, is under significant strain due to higher prices, rising demand for vital services and pressure on public sector funding meaning the council needs to make savings of more than £41million.
To save money, the Council is this year organising the Lambeth Country Show differently by sharing infrastructure with other events in Brockwell Park this summer and working with an external organisation to produce the event. This move will cut the cost from around £1.1million last year to £370,000 this year whilst retaining council ownership.
The event has also been moved to earlier in June so the site can be cleared ahead of the school summer holidays and there will be no major events in Brockwell Park following the Lambeth Country Show this year. The site will be shared with the Brockwell Live events running beforehand, which will save the Council money and reduce set up and breakdown times for the event site.
Did you know?
The first annual Brockwell Park Flower Show was organised by the Lambeth Horticultural Society (LHS) and the Lambeth Arts & Recreation Association (LARA) in July 1967.
This Brockwell Park show continued to expand and welcomed other horticultural societies over the next few years. Lambeth Council took over the management of the event in 1974 and it developed into what is known today as the Lambeth Country Show.
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