Definition of showground in English:



  • An area of land on which a show takes place.

    [in titles] ‘the National Agricultural Showground’
    • ‘There were no reported traffic problems, despite a multitude of motorists making their way to the showground, and families in their thousands enjoyed a traditional day out.’
    • ‘But, after two successful years, the 1958 County Show was such a minor disaster on a quagmire site that the society made the best move in its history to its present showground at Withybush.’
    • ‘North of England Horticultural Society show director Roger Brownbridge believes the record was set because people were curious to see how the showground would accommodate the Spring Show.’
    • ‘Entertainment will be provided on the showground in St Mary's Park all day from noon to around 6pm where the Tower FM roadshow will keep things ticking along.’
    • ‘The breakthrough emerged on the opening day of the three-day Great Yorkshire Show which saw huge crowds flock to the Harrogate showground attracted by the warm, sunny weather.’
    • ‘A corner of the showground near the Gold Gate will be transformed into a Medieval castle where Mr Deane and his colleagues will demonstrate fighting skills from another era.’
    • ‘The showground holds the national collection of perry pear trees and is propagating new stocks from re-discovered ancient varieties, with the ultimate aim of putting perry pears back on farms.’
    • ‘The unmistakable signal that hunting is alive and well despite the legislation will be relayed around the world via the webcam that records events in the main ring on the Harrogate showground.’
    • ‘The decision to cancel was taken on Wednesday night, amid fears that heavy rainfall would have made conditions dangerous for visitors and cars on the road leading to the showground.’
    • ‘Bio-security measures were in place at the weekend in the area of the Marley showground housing the cloven-hoofed animals.’
    • ‘Expansion of the exhibition space on the showground is necessary to meet increased demand from events like Countryside Live, being held for the third time on October 29 and 30.’
    • ‘Running over three days, today is the last chance for visitors to get to the showground at New Park, in Brockenhurst, for a taste of all that is great and good about living in the New Forest and Hampshire.’
    • ‘Despite tailbacks, which meant drivers had to wait hours to get to the showground, organisers estimate at least 16,000 people turned up to the annual event yesterday.’
    • ‘Crowds at the 173rd annual Bakewell Show, famed for its traditional sheep and cattle parades, will watch a train of camels stride across the showground and compete in a series of sprint events.’
    • ‘Last Wednesday 50,000 people went through the gates of the Harrogate showground, while visitors on Tuesday and Thursday took the total to 127,152.’
    • ‘Even those who possess a simple regard for a well-planted garden flock to the event, starting June 3, to take in the sights, sounds, atmosphere and entertainment of the showground.’
    • ‘But on opening day, the showground was so vast and the exhibitors' tents and stands so many and so comfortably spread out that I'm sure it was a comfortable success.’
    • ‘As the sun beat down on the showground, tens of thousands of visitors meandered among the stalls, some taking shelter in the shade to enjoy an organic ice cream or one of the tempting local beverages.’
    • ‘Borrowby Agricultural and Horticultural Society wanted to use the agricultural land as a showground and also for sport and recreation, including scout activities and caravan rallies.’
    • ‘Four years ago half a tonne of British rashers were rushed to the showground for bacon sandwiches after the Yorkshire Post revealed visitors were being fed on Dutch and Danish produce.’