The Society was formed in 1798 and organises the annual Nairn Show. The show is the highlight of the Society calendar, and is a popular attraction for both residents of Nairnshire and surrounding districts, and tourists alike.
The show is usually held on the last Saturday in July, and runs from 9am to 5pm. It typically features a range of trade stands, livestock competitions, a craft fair, a food fair and numerous other attractions. The show day is completed by a marquee dance in the evening.