Devon County Show just over a week away

One of the biggest events in county’s year, the Devon County Show, is just over a week away, taking place on 21 to the 23 May.

The current home of the show is Westpoint in Exeter, which is expected to see 100,000 visitors over the course of the three days, celebrating all things Devonshire, from cattle to cream teas!

This year will see a special guest appearance from Princess Anne, who will be in attendance on opening day — her first visit to the new showground. She had previously visited the County Show at its former showground at Whipton in 1985.

Devon County Show Sheep Judging competition

Princess Anne is well known for being a great advocate of farming and rural activities, so her attendance at the Devon County Show will be a great opportunity for the county to showcase everything they have to offer in the sector.

The County Show features a vast range of attractions, including stands with local food and drink, prize-winning livestock and six show rings showcasing a range of different performances. One of the highlights of the show this year is the Bolddog Lings, a Motocross stunt team which will wow crowds with its high flying escapades.

Bolddog Lings Motocross stunt team jumping over a ramp

Other attractions include floral displays and demonstrations, as well as a number of vintage vehicles and historical steam engines.

The Devon County Show is hoping to bounce back after last year, when the show was cancelled for the first time in its history. The Devon County Agricultural Association, which owns Westpoint, has invested £65,000 into the show this year, expanding from 116 acres to 132 acres, with a new car parking area and better drainage.

If you are thinking of visiting the Devon County Show this year, our range of country clothing will be sure to keep you protected from all the elements. You may also wish to take a look at our Aigle wellington boots, to ensure you are prepared for any and all weather conditions!

 

Photos courtesy of Lewis Clarke, under Creative Commons

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