Mid Devon Show makes a welcome return!
Mid Devon Show makes a welcome return!
Experience a true celebration of rural Mid Devon
The award winning Mid Devon Show is the BEST one day agricultural show in the west! We’re thrilled to welcome the show back to our calendars this year and can’t wait to see the showground taking shape as show day fast approaches.
The show takes place on Saturday 24th July at its showground on the Knightshayes estate in Chettiscombe. It’s a brilliant day out for all the family with eight hours of nonstop entertainment, classic vehicles, a showcase of livestock, rural crafts and the finest local produce available right here in Mid Devon.
The show’s Main Ring is always guaranteed to entertain with spectacular performances and breathtaking stunts. This year is no different, with an amazing line up scheduled. The headline performance for 2021 is the ATV Stunt Show, whose incredible stunts on powerful ATVs are sure to leave you astonished. Stick around the main ring all day for more entertainment from local majorettes troupe the Diamond Twirlers, Young Farmers Competitions, classic cars and plenty of equine activity with heavy horses and the Pony Club Games.
The show’s Music Fest launched in 2019 and is back by popular demand this year. This is a chance to see local acts sharing their talents. This year’s line up includes Tiverton Amateur Operatic Society and Willow Tree Dance & Theatre Arts along with local bands and artists.
Animal lovers will find plenty to get excited about with all sorts of livestock on show. Visit the exhibitors areas to see cattle, sheep, pygmy goats, horses and more. Watch the judging, rosettes being awarded to the champions and marvel at the Grand Parade.
Dog lovers won’t be disappointed. The Family Fun Dog Show was launched in 2019 and is back and bigger than ever this year! Bring your prized pooches along and show them off in a fun and relaxed environment.
Who doesn’t love a classic car show? Owners will be showing off their pride and joy with classic cars and vehicles of special interest on display for you to enjoy. Wander through the vintage vehicles, from high end sports cars to motors that are a bit more unusual.
The Devon General Omnibus Trust are welcomed to the show this year, with historic vehicles on show and information about their important preservation work.
Don’t miss the Vintage Tractor section where you’ll be able to see machines of the past and some working demonstrations (weather dependant).
No show would be complete without food! Sample all sorts of local produce from top classs Devon producers. Stock up on local meats and cheeses, handmade sweet treats and locally produced wines, beers and spirits to enjoy at home. You certainly won’t go hungry; fill up on fare from the Food Hall.
Trade Stands and Craft Hall
Don’t miss the magpie Market Marquee for locally made unique gifts from a wonderful exhibition of crafts. Choose from Artisan products including cards, hand painted mirrors, wood craft, jewellery, beads, paintings, photographs, handmade soaps and many other delightful gifts.
Witness rural crafts being demonstrated. From basket-making and wood turning to spinning and weaving, there is sure to be plenty on display for you to wonder at these traditional crafts.
For the more green fingered the Flower & Garden Marquee is not to be missed. Enjoy the birght and fragrant floral displays and exhibits and popular competitions.
As with everything this year, the show will be slightly different, but that doesn’t mean it won’t still be jam-packed with entertaiment! the show is held on a 50 acre site meaning there’s plenty of space for visitors to enjoy themselves. Show organisers have increased indoor spaces and created one way systems to allow for social distancing. You’ll find extra toilet and baby changing facilities and there are plenty of handwashing and sanitising stations around the showground. So you can relax and enjoy the show safely!
For more information about what you’ll find at the show and how to book tickets head to the website: www.middevonshow.co.uk