About the Society

We are a dedicated charity with a rich history of supporting and championing agriculture throughout Nottinghamshire and the broader East Midlands region.

Father holding sons hand looking over farmland

One of the most historic agricultural societies in the UK

The Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society has played a leading role in the development of agriculture and the rural economy in Newark and Nottinghamshire for over two centuries since its formation in 1799.

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Our history

Our agricultural legacy

Since its inception in 1799, NNAS has continuously supported and championed the local farming community through educational initiatives, events, and grants.

This longstanding commitment has helped shape and sustain Nottinghamshire’s agricultural heritage, making the NNAS a cornerstone of agricultural progress throughout its rich history.


The Newark Agricultural Society was formed in 1799 making it the third oldest society in the country


The society renames to the Newark & District Show Society and hosts the first Newark Show


The society amalgamated with the Nottinghamshire Society becoming the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society


The Newark Show is renamed as the Nottinghamshire County Show


A Fire engulfed the members pavilion and much of the Society’s office accommodation


A new brick built members pavilion, The Sir Stuart Goodwin Pavilion, is erected and work started on a new building called ‘The Cedric Ford Pavilion’ after the President of that year


The first Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show is held


The first Midlands Machinery Show is held

Our objectives

Support, champion & promote

We aim to highlight the diverse and rewarding opportunities available within our vibrant sector whilst showcasing the talent, innovation and hard work of the individuals within it.

We also organise agricultural shows and events to celebrate the very best of Nottinghamshire’s farming, food, and countryside communities.

Aims & Objectives
Child at Notts County Show

Events a year


Charitable activities


2022 Annual Review

Take a look at our year in review for 2022

Explore the highlights of our year in agriculture. Our Annual Review showcases the milestones, initiatives, and achievements that continue to shape the thriving farming landscape in the East Midlands.

2022 Annual Review
Family at Notts County Show

Events a year