The Cradock Agricultural Show has grown into the foremost 'platteland' shows. It boasts a proud heritage in that it is one of the oldest show societies in South Africa having been established in 1864. Except for a period of five years after a flood in 1974, the show has been held annually, even during world wars 1 & 2, as well as during the depression years of the 1930s. The National Championships are frequently held for saddle horse, boerperd and Welsh ponies. The annual Monty Gadd Trophy, one of the most coveted equestrian trophies gets contested during this show. In addition, excellent facilities are available for exhibiting of small stock, i.e. wool, mohair, dual purpose and mutton breeds. A remarkable display of the Vintage Tractor and Engine Club of South Africa attracts many enthusiasts to the show.