THE SHOW GOES ON…
It’s back, and it’s going to be better than ever! After a two-year Covid enforced absence, The North Devon Show goes full steam ahead on Wednesday 3rd August, with Livestock Classes now open for entry.
Celebrating the region’s rural, agricultural and equestrian heritage, this year’s Show also features a host of entertainment and activities, all geared at making it a special day out for all the family.
Show Secretary Theresa Soanes said, “We’re all delighted that the Show is back, and from the messages we’ve received it’s been really missed by the North Devon public. A number of visiting tourists enjoy the event too, and this year we’d like to make it as family friendly as possible, with extra entertainment laid on to accompany all the traditional events”.
Regular events include most of the usual livestock classes, plus Pig and Poultry displays and a Horticultural Show. This year a new ‘Food Village’ is set to replace the old food hall alongside a Crafts and Gifts Marquee, Trade Stands, Equestrian events, Dog Shows and all the usual Main Ring activities.
A bumper side show of entertainment is planned including a Music Stage, Circus, strongman Mighty Adrian Smith, a BMX Display team, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Vintage Cars and Tractors, plus children’s fairground rides and much more.
The venue remains the same, at Barton Farm, Umberleigh, but this year an agreement between the Show’s organisers and Stagecoach means that FREE bus travel is available for anyone purchasing an advance ticket. Theresa Soanes said, “I’m so pleased we can offer this to everyone who buys a ticket in advance. Busses will go from Barnstaple, Bideford, Torrington and South Molton, plus a link from Umberleigh railway station too. It really encourages use of public transport and it allows you to be dropped off right at the entrance, with priority access for all the busses, so no worrying about car queues. It helps everyone do their bit for the environment, and save on carbon emissions”.
Advance tickets are available now from various outlets across the region – for details of where and how to purchase tickets see NorthDevonShow.com