Issued by the UK's official weather service, whose headquarters are in Exeter just a couple of miles from the showground, the forecast is for ‘warm spells’ and a ‘lot of dry weather’.
Ollie Allen, Show Secretary, said the weather looks perfect as they complete preparations to build Devon’s biggest annual event.
“With mostly dry weather and temperatures in the high teens, we can erect the remaining marquees, and make any last minute preparations to the ground and car parks ahead of the Show next week without interruptions. In fact we have been discussing having to possibly water the rings to make sure the ‘going’ is good for the show jumping classes,” she said.
She described the outlook as ‘encouraging’ with the South West forecast to be the beneficiary of some drier and warmer spells.
Last year heavy rain forced the Show to abandon the third day for the first time since 1872. Since then around £80,000 has been invested in new car park track ways and better drainage and the car parking area has increased from 116 acres to 132 acres.
“We have also taken on extra acreage this year for car parking so that we will even be able to alternate areas to use,” added Ollie.
Currently hundreds of people are working at the showground erecting marquees and bringing in supplies to house and water the equivalent of a small town for three days.
More than 95,000 visitors are expected at the 120th Devon County Show for what promises to be an entertaining and informative event celebrating Devon food, farming and country life.
The family-friendly Show is offering free entry adult for two children, aged five to 15, per adult on Saturday (May 23rd), the first day of half-term.
For more information, visit website www.devoncountyshow.co.uk
or call the tickets hotline on: 01392 353700.
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