Lyngdal has a cow as a symbol of the city and so the The Lyngdal Cattle show is quite an important event. It is always held in the first weekend in September.
The Lyngdal cattle show offers a very varied program: Hay-drying, vintage cars / buses, tractors, horse driving, livestock auction, animal exhibition and competition fishing is some of what you can experience.
Stands of all kinds, crafts and handicrafts. Food, entertainment and concerts and activities for children and adults.
The show has a history as far back as 1857. In 1887 it receieved status as state cattle show. In 2007 they celebrated the 150th anniversary and there was a new attendance record with 26,000 visitors throughout. In 2010 they had a new attendance record with 26,500 visitors.
There are no cattle show without animals. Over the years we have built a proper agricultural profile and on the Friday during the festival, there is a livestock auction. Saturday there are horses and Sunday there are other types of farming animals. There is stall space for 150 animals.
In recent years, interest in old machinery has picked up. Machines that you would never think could get going again are found out in barns and outbuildings, and even from the rubbish dump. With some tender loving care, they are restored and enabled. Centuries old diesel engines operate threshing machines and sawmills, while making bang noises and smoke as they did generations ago.
Crafts and Handicrafts:
Besides being Southern Norway's largest agricultural fair, the show is also Norway's largest exhibition of handicrafts and crafts. There is a tent hall of 1,000 square meters which is only for those exhibitors. Here you can see everything from wood carving to watercolor painting and weaving.
There is dining available at the cafeteria with over 300 seating places available. Plus, there are barbecues out in the field, where you can quickly get a snack.
Over the years there has been live music from bands and musicians such as: Tone Damli, Liv Marit Vedvik, Erik Kriss, Stalwart, Rita Eriksen, Lindesnes Accordion Club, Plumb, Eve & the Heartbreakers, Stian Fjelldal, PK & Dance People, Anita Hegerland, Scandinavia, Kentucky Riders and many more.
There is parking availability for campervans. Parking is at the church for that purpose.
Lyngdal is located in Vest-Agder and the west county's biggest trading center. The Cattle Show is located on Prestneset, just off the E39.
- Last Updated: 27.02.2019
- Source: Lister Reiseliv
Fr., 6. September 2019 12:00 – 21:00
Sa., 7. September 2019 9:00 – 19:30
So., 8. September 2019 10:00 – 18:00
Lyngdal Dyrskue (Cattle Show)
- 6. September 2019 - 8. September 2019
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