The Royal Cornwall Show, held annually at Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge, is a real highlight of the Cornish social calendar. As one of the largest agricultural shows in the UK, it offers something for everyone. Last year we had a beer tent at the show and had the most amazing time, so we are excited to be back at the Royal Cornwall show again this year, serving up great Cornish craft beer and meeting people visiting the show.

This year we will be serving up Helles Mouth Cornish Lager, Slipway IPA, Meor IPA and Gibsons Gold and Gibsons Berry Cider's. Come and see us to refresh yourself and rest your feet!

Here's our 9 nine reasons why you should attend the show.

1. A Celebration of Cornish Agriculture
The show is a vibrant showcase of Cornwall’s rich agricultural heritage. You can witness livestock competitions featuring cattle, sheep, pigs, and horses, with proud farmers displaying the best of their breeds. It's an amazing place to find out more about animal farming, poultry and more. Plus the kids love seeing plenty of the smaller and more furry animals like rabbits and ducks.

2. Delicious Local Food and Drink
Foodies will be in paradise with the vast array of local food and drink on offer. From Cornish pasties to artisanal cheeses and craft beers, the show is a fantastic opportunity to taste the finest produce Cornwall has to offer. There are places to sit down and enjoy a slice of Cornish heaven, as well as a myriad of brands that will have stands where you can try samples and buy some great Cornish produce to take home.

3. Exciting Equestrian Events
Horse enthusiasts will be thrilled by the equestrian events. The show features everything from show jumping and dressage to heavy horse displays, providing a captivating spectacle for all ages. It's always an exciting spectacle for young and old alike, watching skilled riders and horses perform amazing things.

4. Fascinating Rural Crafts and Skills
Discover traditional rural crafts and skills at the show. From blacksmithing to wool spinning, you can watch skilled artisans at work and even try your hand at some of these timeless crafts. Much like other large-scale shows, these are a great way to get the kids to be interactive and enjoy something new.

5. Diverse Shopping Opportunities
With hundreds of trade stands, the Royal Cornwall Show is a shopper’s delight. You’ll find a wide variety of goods, including handmade crafts, garden tools, country clothing, and unique gifts. Whether you are after a wardrobe update or a fridge filler, something to play or art for the wall there is something for everyone. Maybe you're in the market for a new tractor or car? Yep, you can expect to see that sort of thing too.

6. Educational and Fun for Kids
The show is a fantastic educational experience for small people. They can learn about farming, meet friendly animals, and enjoy interactive exhibits. The family area offers plenty of fun activities to keep young visitors entertained and there's loads of opportunities for parents to stay our beer tent.

7. Spectacular Entertainment
From thrilling stunt shows to live music, the entertainment at the Royal Cornwall Show is top-notch. There's always something exciting happening in the main arena and around the showground.

8. Beautiful Floral Displays
The floral marquee is a must-see, with stunning displays from local and national horticulturalists. Whether you’re a keen gardener or simply appreciate beautiful flowers, this section of the show is a visual treat.

9. Community Spirit and Tradition
The Royal Cornwall Show is not just an event; it’s a beloved tradition that brings the community together. It’s an opportunity to experience the warm Cornish hospitality, meet new people, and celebrate the local culture and traditions.

June 05, 2024