Royal Cornwall Show set to attract a strong crowd

Posted on 04th June 2014

This year’s Royal Cornwall Show at the Wadebridge showground starts this week and is expected to attract thousands of visitors.

The three-day event, which starts on Thursday 5th June, is in its 221st year and with fine weather expected, organisers are predicting large crowds to turn out for the event.

Holidaymakers staying in pretty Cornwall coastal cottages and farmers from across the South West of England are all set to descend on Wadebridge. This year, visitors can potentially get a glimpse of the Countess of Wessex, who is this year’s royal guest and will be attending the first two days of the show.

The early statistics suggest that this year could be the biggest ever show as the number of cattle entries has risen by 96 this year, with 614 stalls booked. The 1,173 entries of sheep is also the second highest number of entries since the show began.

Christopher Riddle, RCCA secretary, said: “Pre-show tickets and membership sales have been very strong indeed which is very encouraging.”

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