Crowds pour in for the second day of the County Show
20th May 2016
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Show Secretary Ollie Allen said it was wonderful to see the county turn out in force for the 121st Show: “The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and everyone seems so happy to be enjoying the start of summer here at the show ground.”
The crowds have enjoyed exceptional local food and drink and lots of entertainment in the avenues with Titan the comic robot, bands and dancers.
All features from crafts to bees, poultry to cavies attracted visitors eager to enjoy the displays. 
Elsewhere there has been non-stop entertainment headlined by the Shetland Pony Grand National and the daring-do of the Bolddog Lings motocross team. Horses large and small, pedigree dogs, birds of prey and sheepdog displays have been entertaining visitors happy to relax ringside.
Thousands of school children have been getting hands-on with Children Farm, run by Farm Wise, a Devon County Council  initiative involving local farmers, pressing apples, preparing healthy treats and watching eggs hatch.
One of the highlights was the judging of the interbreed cattle championships. For the second year running Melanie and Michael Alford from Cullompton were awarded the champion beef animal for their British Limousin bull, Foxhill Farm Lord of the Rings.
The reserve interbreed went to ‘Marne Jojo', a Charolais owned by Rob Tremaine of Helston, Cornwall. 
Saturday’s highlights include:
Parade of Livestock
Devon Eye, a giant Ferris wheel
Young handlers in the livestock rings
Learn to drive a tractor
Lead an alpaca in a new family alpaca feature
Meet the military and seeing an Army tank
Show jumping
Pony Club Games
Donkey judging
Music at the bandstand
Titan the comic robo
Results are available online.
Tickets can be purchased on line or at the Show.
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