The aim of the Cowpie Country Show is to provide a venue for the Surrey Young Farmers Competitions and to raise money to run the Surrey Young Farmers Charity.The first Cowpie started in 1980 and developed from the Surrey Young Farmers Outdoor Rally & Competitions Day and a Farm Open Day courtesy of our then host, John Gray at Goldstone Farm, Polesden Lacey.
The Cowpie Country Show has had a number of variations to its name over the past 35 years. The original name of Cowpie Rally reflected the Young Farmers Competitions day. This developed into Cowpie Rally and Country Fayre and finally into the Cowpie Country Show as it is known today.
The name Cowpie originated from the numerous cow pats to be found on the early sites and the sport of Cowpie throwing, which was popular in the States at the time. For many years Cowpies were collected from the fields during the winter months and dried ready for hurling in the main ring on the show day.
The committee is made up of volunteers who are either current Young Farmers, parents of Young Farmers, past members or key people who have been co-opted to share their particular expertise and skills. Each year the show is planned over 9 months with a monthly committee meeting.