Royal Cornwall Show – 9-11 June 2016

3rd June 2016

Where else could you see an RAF Falcon display, edible bug eating and sheep shearing? At Cornwall’s largest annual event of course.

The Royal Cornish Show near Wadebridge is celebrating its 223rd year next week – and we can think of the same number of reasons for why.

The main draw of the county’s biggest annual event is still the fact it’s a top agricultural show, attracting increasing numbers of animals entered into hundreds of classes. Dog and goat sections; rare breed classes. A top flower show and thriving countryside area. Rabbits, cage birds, cavies – even bees get noticed here!

It’s also full of exhibits and exhibitions, Cornish-grown and produced food and drink, music and a packed schedule of entertainment happening in and around the main ring.

Interested in farming? Not interesting in farming? Enjoy crafts? Planning a wedding? Need to entertain the kids? Is woodland your thing? Whatever your interest, The Royal Cornwall show has something for everyone.

20 things to see and do at the Royal Cornwall Show, by the West Briton

The Grand Parade
All animals large and small come from far to compete.

Mouth-watering food and drink
Eat, drink and be merry with 60 local produces within three marquees.

Fun dog show
1,000 wagging tails will compete in the show’s canine section over three days.

The RAF Falcons
Dropping in on all three show days will be the military’s best parachute display team.

Sheep shearing
Well it wouldn’t be an agricultural show otherwise would it.

Edible bug challenge
Are you brave enough to take on the challenge?

Cornwall’s Young Farmers
The show is a big event for Cornwall’s next generation of farmers.

Titan the Robot
At eight-feet tall, he’s hard to miss.

A record number of goats will be competing at this year’s show, but we like it most when the kids come out to play on the Sunday.

Scarecrow Trail

Join the trail and find the scarecrows scattered around the ground.

Relive WW1
Get inside a trench and find out what life was like on the front line.

Live music

The Grenaways, Wadebridge Town Band and the Whippletree Ceilidh Band feature in the line-up this year.

Sheep dog handling

Katy Cropper, the first female winner of One Man & His Dog, and her 13 year-old daughter Henrietta (the youngest One Man & His Dog competitor) will show off their skills.

Cornish wrestling

The men and women of Cornwall have been ‘hitching’ for hundreds of years.

Vintage fun fair

A helter-skelter, ferris wheel and Victorian gallopers are in town.

Show jumping
Edge-of-your-seat stuff in the main ring.

Cheeky Gnomes
Gnorbet and Gnigel have been let loose in the show. You’ve been warned!

Morris Dancers
From traditional to contemporary. Plus on Sunday they’ll invade the avenues.

The Flower Show
One of the finest shows around with several Chelsea Flower Show medal winners participating.

Equine stars of Poldark

The BBC Poldark horses and riders will stampede into the main ring.

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