Devon County Show will go ahead this year

The Devon County Show will be going ahead for their 125th show this year.

They’ve stated that the day is ‘destined to be the major family event on the South West calendar this summer’ after they had to cancel their 2020 show due to the pandemic.

This year’s show will be taking place on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July, a few days after the final date anticipated in England’s roadmap out of lockdown when all restrictions are set to be lifted.

However, it’s expected that this is the only year that the annual show will be in July with it set to return to its usual May dates in 2022.

Devon County Show 2019

Devon County Show will take place at its regular venue on Exeter’s Westpoint showground which spans over 90 acres, which the DCAA stated it meant there is “plenty of space for social distancing” by attendees.

With up to 100,000 people attending the annual event each year, they have changed the days that the show will be taking place.

Although the show usually happens from Thursday through until Saturday, this year, it will start on Friday and end on Sunday.

The day will be filled with lots of things for the entire family, from guest performances, food stalls, animal shows and potentially a few celebrity appearances.

Mary Quicke, DCAA Chairman said ‘we are absolutely committed to holding our Devon County Show in 2021. We believe that, by moving the Show to early July, it will give more time for the restrictions to have eased, the roll-out of a vaccine to take place and life to be getting back to normal.

Devon County Show
(Image: Matt Carter)

“We know that our supporters and visitors really missed the County Show this year, as we did, and we can’t wait to start planning for our 125th Show’”

The schedule of the event it yet to be announced, but with the 2019 show featuring celebrity chefs, Devon’s Queen of Craft Kirstie Allsopp and a new dog show, we’re keen to see what this year’s event has in store.

Tickets will be on sale mid-April from their website here, however, you can also buy tickets in person from Exeter Information & Tickets, Dix’s Field Exeter (EX1 1JJJ)

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