May 21st, 2021

The Agricultural Exhibition as its name implies is an Agricultural event held for a three-day period in late April at the Botanical Gardens National Park, in Paget Parish. It currently consists of school exhibitions, floral shows, animal exhibits, and equestrian programs, all related to Bermuda’s agricultural heritage.

The first Agricultural Exhibition was held in 1843 at Mount Langton. Governor Reid arranged the show in an effort to simulate interest in local Agriculture. This same year plowing was first introduced to Bermuda. The farm horse class required horses to uses the plow until 1992.

The Agricultural Exhibition did not become an Agricultural event until 1955. Before this time the show was held bi-Agriculturally and cancelled in 1934.

The Agricultural Exhibition was first held in the Botanical Gardens in 1922 where it continues to be hosted until this day. Over the years the Agricultural Exhibition has seen many changes, yet it continues to be one of the most important and looked for to events on Bermuda’s cultural calendar.

Today the Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition is an icon of Bermuda tradition. This event has a mandate to provide an educational and fun environment to embrace its agricultural heritage by providing a venue for local residents to display livestock, fruits, vegetable, baked goods, woodcraft, floriculture and educational displays.