All of Devon is preparing for “Devon’s Biggest Day Out” The 2013 Devon County Show, Held at Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary. Deep End Pools are showing at our first Devon County show and we are really excited.
The Devon County Show is an agricultural show held annually over three days in May at the Westpoint Arena and Showground in Clyst St Mary near Exeter. It is one of a number of county shows in the United Kingdom.
The history of the show goes back to 1872, when the Devon County Agricultural Association was formed to undertake promotion of the Devon County Show. The show was held at various sites around the county until 1956, when it moved to its first permanent site at Whipton, Exeter. The show moved to its present site in 1990.
The show is expected to attract around 100,000 visitors over the three days 16th, 17th, 18th May 2013.
Some of the main attractions to this years 2013 Devon County Show are -
- BBC Breakfast being broadcast live from Thursday morning
- HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting some of the stands and being shown some of the different live stock on display
- The One Show being broadcast live from the show
- JCB Dancing Diggers Team
- Savage Skills freestyle mountain bikers
- Much, Much More!
The Competition Catagories are -
· Angora Goats
· Beef Cattle
· Cattle Junior Handler
· Dairy Cattle
· Dairy Goats
· Dairy Produce
· Farmhouse Cider
· Flower Arrangement
· Flower Show
· Inter Hunt Relay
· Lamb Carcase
· Pigs & Spring Sausage Competition
· Points Awards
· Sheep Classes
· Sheep Shearing
· Show Jumping
· Young Farmers Club
Each with their own sub Categories.
The Devon County Show is really the best day out you can have in Devon and we hope you get the chance to come along. Deep End Pools are exhibiting alongside other members of the Federation of Small Businesses on Avenue C.