In Spring sunshine the pair revealed a huge line-up of entertainment and the vital role Devon’s largest event plays in the life of the county.
“Every event likes to bill itself as having something for everyone, but few have quite such genuine appeal across the board as the Devon County Show,” said Ollie Allen.
“This is surely the only event that can cater for people who are interested in food, farming and having a lot of fun.”
Headline attractions include the Shetland Pony Grand National and motocross stunt team the Bolddog Lings, Grand Parades of Livestock and the Devon Eye, a giant Ferris wheel.
The Show is also an opportunity for farmers to come together to meet the most influential people involved in agriculture today including EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, the President of the NFU Meurig Raymond and CLA President Ross Murray.
Ollie added: “It is a difficult time for farmers and although we can’t change the harsh realities of farming just at present but, like a ray of sunshine breaking through dark clouds, we will help to lift the spirits and maybe make coping with the present difficulties and uncertainties just that little bit easier.”
The food and drink which originates on Devon’s farms has gained international renown for its quality and flavour and is championed by the vibrant local hospitality scene.
Deborah Clark, owner of Southernhay House in Exeter and Burgh Island, said: “Southernhay House is proud to sponsor the Devon County Show; it’s classic, classy and contemporary rolled into one. Country Life has just put Devon at the top of its best counties to live and work in the UK and we couldn’t agree more. As a hotel and restaurant, we want to showcase Devon hospitality and produce to the world and our sponsorship of the Devon County Show is the natural, and most pleasurable, place to do this.”
Notable for this year:
Farming, the countryside and food is at the heart of the Devon County Show, which is the great curtain-raiser for the livestock and horse showing season in the South West:
And finally, but very importantly, the Show continues to offer good value for money:
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