A WARM welcome from Sam Mackenzie-Green, Show Manager, Devon County Show:

We’re buzzing here in the show office, pulling together all the last-minute preparations for the biggest and best event in the county, Devon County Show 2022.

For the second year running, we are holding the Show in high summer – from Thursday, June 30, to Saturday, July 2.

These high summer dates mean that we can continue to host a number of our popular features in the open air, including Crafts and Gardens and our Food and Drink feature.

Fingers crossed the weather will be clement and all of our visitors will be able to bathe in some warm sunshine for the occasion.

When the gates open at Westpoint Exeter visitors will be able to enjoy hundreds of attractions which will fill our entire 83 acre site from corner to corner.

For 2022, we are so delighted to be able to welcome back a number of events that couldn’t happen last year.

Let’s hear it for Cavies (or Guinea Pigs as they are more commonly known).

These cute creatures are preparing to be groomed to the gills to battle it out for best in show – as only guinea pigs can.

Also returning in a blaze of glory are our thrilling shoeing competitions which are not to be missed.

Take your place for a full-throttle performance of ripped muscles, grinding-iron and sparks flying coupled with extraordinary skill and speed.

Floral art so sorely missed last year is also back with a flourish.

The time of year has enabled our competitors to run riot with colours, varieties, and artistic creations for entering categories which include ‘Psychedelic’ and ‘The Strange and The Beautiful’.

The Queen’s Green Canopy, a central theme for the Platinum Jubilee Year will also take root at Devon County Show 2022 in our Crafts & Gardens section, with a wonderful walk through woodland garden installation.

The featured vintage tractor this year for this much-loved attraction is Ford and Fordson.

The daily procession of tractors through the showground will include a Ford from the year of the Queen’s accession to the throne and one built in the Platinum Jubilee year.

Add to this a full complement of livestock competitions, live cookery demonstrations, a Food Walk, brimming with palate-tempting treats designed to make your mouth water and literally miles of crafts and shopping opportunities, and Devon County Show 2022 is very definitely the place to be!

We look forward to seeing you there!

l To book your tickets in advance and save, visit www.devoncountyshow.co.uk