2017 Royal Cornwall show Wadebridge

8th, 9th & 10th June 2017

The Royal Cornwall Show was founded in Bodmin in 1793 by the Cornwall Agricultural Society, which has been known as the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association since 1858. Prior to the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge becoming the shows permanent home in 1960, it had been staged at various sites throughout the county, including 30 years in Truro. The first show, over 200 years ago, was just a ploughing match between local farmers. It has grown considerably since then, and I doubt if those farmers ever imagined the enormity the show would become today.

The show is open for three days and attracts over 130,000 people from all over the Country. Even though this is an agricultural show, it’s not only about your typical farm animals. Alongside the cattle, sheep and pigs, you’ll also be able to see goats, rare breeds, cage birds, poultry, bees and rabbits, as well as the hugely popular dog show. There are stunning floral displays for you to look at in the flower tent, and you’ll be entertained by the events in the main ring, such as show jumping and the grand parade of prize winning livestock.

Special appearances this year will include The Eagle & Vulture Show, RAF Falcons, Devon & Cornwall Police Dogs Display Team, Band of HM Royal Marines (Plymouth) and Honda’s Official UK freestyle motocross team the Bolddog Lings.

There is also a steam fair, Scarecrow Trail, live music across the site, ‘Wadebridge Street’ (a selection of retail outlets from Wadebridge all in one ‘Street’) a fun fair, over 1000 trade stands and so much more to entertain the whole family.

Tickets are available at the gate on each of the three days, or they can be purchased online direct from the Royal Cornwall Show website