Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition
The first Agricultural Exhibition was held in 1843 at Mount Langton, Pembroke. Governor Reid arranged the show to stimulate interest in local Agriculture. This same year, ploughing was first introduced to Bermuda. The farm horse class in the Annual Exhibition required horses to use the plough until 1992.
The Agricultural Exhibition did not become an annual event until 1955. Before this time, the show was held bi-annually and even cancelled in 1934.
The Agricultural Exhibition was first held in the Botanical Gardens in 1922, where it continues to be hosted to this day. Over the years, the Annual Exhibition has seen many changes, yet it continues to be one of the most important and widely anticipated events on Bermuda’s cultural calendar.
In the 21st century, the Bermuda Annual Exhibition is an icon of Bermuda tradition. This event has the mandate to provide an educational and fun environment to embrace its agricultural heritage by providing a venue for local residents to display livestock, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, woodcraft, floriculture and educational displays.
The 80th Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition will take place at Botanical Gardens on April 27, 28 and 29, 2023.