Immerse yourself in the rows of and rows of brilliant white marquees, colourful bunting, acres of freshly mown spring grass, and a sea of show stewards and judges sporting bowler hats, at this year’s Devon County Show. Its three miles of shopping avenues are packed with independent retailers tempting visitors with their huge array of wares.
Animal choruses, from the lowing of cattle, to horses gently whinnying, alpacas humming and ducks quacking, can be heard, alongside a procession of vintage tractors chugging noisily through the showground, brass bands pumping out rousing marches, and motorcycles revving up when the show’s main attraction, the Bolddog Lings take to the main ring.
Taste delicious goodies from one of the hundreds of food producers who will be griddling, frying, baking, toasting, flipping, wrapping and generally tempting you with dishes.
We recommend trying: a mouthwatering Devon cream tea; a glass of refreshing, artisan cider; visiting The Grand Parade in the Main Ring (Friday and Saturday only); Scurry Racing; visiting Fur & Feather to see the pigeons; Titan the Robot (Friday and Saturday only); Heavy Horses; Angora Goats; Devon Chefs cooking up a storm in the food and drink exhibition; and the new Foodwalk, taking food offerings to an international level. Children will love to stroke the piglets and feed the calves in the Farmwise Zone.
For ticket information and prices visit the Devon County Show website.