Royal Cornwall Show

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Coordinates: 50°30′50″N 4°51′55″W / 50.5140°N 04.8654°W / 50.5140; -04.8654

Rosette from the Royal Cornwall Show 2009

The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show, usually called the Royal Cornwall Show, is an agricultural show organised by The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, which takes place at the beginning of June each year, at Wadebridge in North Cornwall.

The show lasts for three days and attracts approximately 120,000 visitors annually, making it one of Cornwall's major tourist attractions.

Events include:

Given its Royal status it is not unusual for a senior member of the Royal family to attend at the Show. A familiar sight is Prince Charles who is acknowledged to be a keen supporter of the farming community. Princess Alexandra attended the 2009 show.


The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association was founded in 1793, and has been known by that name since 1858.

The show was held at Truro between 1827 and 1857, but from then on the venue changed every year. Since 1960 the showground at Wadebridge has been its permanent home. [1]


Most major businesses with links to agriculture will have a trade stand at the show. Given the number of farming people at the venue it is regarded as a vital opportunity to attract new business as well as to network with current customers.

Social Event[edit]

The show is particularly significant for young people who live in farming communities in Cornwall. It is regarded as one of the highlights of the year and as an opportunity to socialise with old friends and make new acquaintances.


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