Lambeth Country Show Returns To Brockwell Park In June

Last Updated 21 May 2024

Lambeth Country Show Returns To Brockwell Park In June
People sitting out in the sun on the grass in a park
The Lambeth Country Show is back for 2024. Here's hoping for more balmy weather like this. Image: Londonist

Sheep shearing, vegetable sculptures and, er, a Wall of Death. It's a lineup so eclectic, it can only mean one thing — Lambeth Country Show is back.

The annual two-dayer pitches up in its usual Brockwell Park location on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2024. As ever, it's free to get in. This one's a rather special Lambeth Country Show — it's the 50th anniversary.

While traditionally, the Lambeth Country Show has taken place in August, these days it's in early June. Tight council budgets mean it's cheaper to share infrastructure with the clutch of music festivals happening at that time (which not all locals are happy about).

For those unfamiliar with how it plays out, Lambeth Country Show is basically south London sticking a cornstalk in its mouth, putting on a West Country brogue, and channelling some seriously rural vibes. There is livestock. There are beekeepers. There's sheep shearing. And we hope and pray that the legendary Chucklehead Cider stall will be dishing out its usual potent supply of festival juice. In the region of 120,000 people show up.

People queuing up from the Chucklehead Cider stall
Ahhh - the taste of summer in south London. Image: Londonist

But you can't take the south London out of, well, south London — and every Lambeth Country Show is packed with goodies that you won't find at your average pastoral get-together. The line-up for 2024 is yet to be announced, but you can expect the likes of tea dances, flamenco, community choirs, chocolate making, drumming circles, storytelling — plus live music galore. Oh, and the vegetable sculpture contest is out of this world. I mean, come on:

Kermit and Piggy veg sculptures
Hi-YAH! Image: Mark Longair via creative commons

Lambeth Country Show, Brockwell Park, 8-9 June 2024, 1pm-9pm free entry