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Westfest at The Royal Bath & West Showground

The Royal Bath and West Showground just outside Shepton Mallet is one of the biggest venues in Somerset. There is a full programme of events held at the Showground throughout the year including the ever popular agricultural show, the Bath and West Show as well as fantastic underground dance music events, antiques and collectors fairs, wedding exhibitions classic vintage vehicle shows and vast flea markets.

Accommodation near The Showground

Browse and compare prices for accommodation in Shepton Mallet located just three miles from the showground site. Book in advance to avoid disappointed as Shepton Mallet's wide choice of hotels, inns and cottages are in demand not just for premier events at the showground but also for the annual Glastonbury Festival held just down the road at Worthy Farm, Pilton.

Events

The showground is the centre for a wide range of events throughout the year including agricultural, bike, gardening and flower shows and horse trials. The showground has a good range of facilities including restaurants and conference facilities. The most popular event is the huge annual Bath and West Show. It runs for four days over late May and early June. It's a great family day out with competitions exhibiting the best of British livestock and stalls with local produce including food, flowers, and crafts. There are also horse competitions and arena displays.

Westfest Dance Music Festival

Westfest, a huge indoor dance music event, Britain's biggest underground dance music event, is held annually in late October at the showground. Arenas showcase the very best DJ's, MC's and live acts from all over the country. Tickets are often available last minute

Accommodation in Shepton Mallet

  • East Pennard   (4.8 miles from the centre of Shepton Mallet)
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    Luxury self-catering accommodation at Lower Withial Farm in the Vale of Avalon, 6 miles from Glastonbury. Onsite games room. Six lets some with private hot tubs. Sleep 1-12.
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  • Shepton Mallet   (0.2 miles from the centre of Shepton Mallet)
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    £23
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    Situated in the historic market town of Shepton Mallet in Somerset, Maplestone is family-run bed & breakfast set within a Grade 2 listed building. Originally 17th century we...
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  • Frome   (6.1 miles from the centre of Shepton Mallet)
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    A 17th century, fairytale Somerset house offering bed and breakfast near Frome. Stunning, peaceful location. Longleat Safari Park nearby. Wi-Fi. Dogs and horses are welcome.
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