Over 3000 attendees and 100 trade stands attended the second-ever West Country Farming & Machinery Show on 21 February 2024.

From the publishers of Agricultural Trader, Profi, Farm Machinery and Crop Production Magazine, the south west’s bustling farming show took place at Westpoint Arena in Exeter with crowds streaming into the venue all day.

“Building on the success from the first West Country Farming & Machinery Show, this year’s show attracted even more exhibitors and attendees, proving the need for a B2B farming and machinery show in the south west,” said show publisher Rhiane Easton. “Feedback from exhibitors so far has been great, with lots of them making business transactions on the day and lots of leads for them to follow up on.”

Over 3000 attendees and 100 trade stands attended The West Country Farming & Machinery Show back in February.

With companies representing all facets of the farming industry, top machinery from the best manufacturers, a live machinery auction and more, the West Country Farming & Machinery Show was a fantastic one-day opportunity to sample and keep up-to-date with all things farming and farm-related, all under one roof.

There was “a large variety of machinery stands, a good auction and most importantly a great atmosphere and opportunity to catch up with friends and like-minded people,” said one attendee. “[I’m] looking forward to next year.”

Indeed, such was the success of the 2024 West Country Farming & Machinery Show, that the date for next year has already been announced. Mark your diaries for 19 February 2025 at the same venue of Westpoint, Exeter. In fact, tickets are already available here for those who like to be well-organised!

One exhibitor said they were “busy from start to finish” and “took lots of leads”.

“[We were] impressed with the distance people travelled to visit,” they continued, “from the tip of Cornwall to the east of Wiltshire!”

The West Country Farming & Machinery Show will return to Westpoint, Exeter on 19 February 2025.

The show also attracted large crowds for its live auction, courtesy of Stags, which consisted of nearly 100 lots including 12+ tractors, 4+ Land Rovers, a digger, 2 ATVs and UTVs, 5+ trailers, 30+ lots of machinery and other attachments, plus nearly 37 lots of livestock and associated equipment.

“Despite the typical British weather, we were very pleased with both the entries received and the buyers’ support for what was our debut sale at the West Country Farming & Machinery Show,” said Harvey Pile, Stags Auctioneer. “The inclusion of online bidding saw buyers from as far as Yorkshire and we were pleased to successfully sell some of the highest value lots consigned. Our thanks to all those who attended and supported the sale this year.”

The sale was indeed very successful with top prices going to a 2015 JCB 536-60 Agri Super Telehandler which achieved £25,500, a 2003 John Deere 6320 4WD Tractor at £23,250, a 2012 John Deere 6330 4WD Tractor at £22,750, a 2019 Ford Transit 350 Dropside Van at £19,875 and a 2012 Landini 120 Dual Power 4WD Tractor at £19,250.

Stags had a successful live auction at the show.

“This year we had our new auction sponsor, Stags, who had a highly successful show, and I would like to thank our headline sponsors Pottinger, Vapormatic, Avon Tuning and Gavin Dixon Finance Solutions for their support of the show,” Rhiane continued. “I would also like to thank all the exhibitors and attendees who made the event such a success.

“Put next year’s date in your diaries: 19th February 2025.”

The West Country Farming & Machinery Show returns to Westpoint, Exeter on 19 February 2025. Register for your FREE ticket now.