Royal Cornwall Show
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.
- Judging of cattle, sheep, horses, goats and various other domestic animals
- Sheepdog trials
- Riding competitions
- Driving displays
- Games and sports
- Craft show
- Live music
- The culmination of the county cup for the Cornwall Young Farmers' Club.
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.
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.
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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