• Sheep will be shown under breed society rules at Devon County Show 2017

    26 September 2016

    Sheep at the 2017 Devon County Show will be shown under their respective breed society rules. The decision was made by the livestock committee of the Devon County Agricultural Association, which runs the Show. This year a breed society complaint...

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  • New Chairman for Devon County Agricultural Association Board of Management

    05 September 2016

    The Devon County Agricultural Association (DCAA), organisers of the Devon County Show and Westpoint Arena, today announced the election of John Lee OBE FRAgS as its Chairman of the Board of Management. Mr Lee has been involved with the County Sho...

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  • Bicton College press release looking back on the 2016 Show

    27 May 2016

    Devon County Show: Another successful year to celebrate the partnership with Bicton College   Students at Bicton College worked enthusiastically at Devon County Show last week, as over 90,000 visitors enjoyed the three day celebration of f...

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  • Sheep statement

    27 May 2016

    Statement issued by the Devon County Show on Friday, May 27, 2016 Ollie Allen, Show Secretary of the Devon County Show, has issued a further statement following receipt of an objection from a sheep breed society. She said: “All exhibitors...

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  • Devon County Show rises to the challenge

    21 May 2016

    The weather may have been dodgy, the economic outlook uncertain and farming in dire straits, but none of that stopped over 90,000 visitors enjoying the gigantic three day celebration of farming, food and rural life which is the Devon County Show. ...

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  • Crowds pour in for the second day of the County Show

    20 May 2016

    Ideal show-going weather, great crowds and excellent competitions combined to make the second day of the Devon County Show at Westpoint, Exeter a great celebration of rural life.   Show Secretary Ollie Allen said it was wonderful to see the...

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  • Crowds enjoy thrilling first day of the Devon County Show

    19 May 2016

    Thundering-hooved Shetland ponies, motorcycle acrobatics and the giant Devon Eye swung the county’s largest annual event into thrilling action.  Crowds turned out in their thousands to savour the best of the South W...

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  • Europe's top farming official's commitment to young farmers, at Devon Farm Business Awards presentation

    19 May 2016

    EU Farm Commissioner, Phil Hogan, had warm words for farming in Devon and the Devon County Show, and spoke of his personal commitment to creating more opportunities for younger farmers, when he gave the keynote address at the Devon Farm Business A...

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  • Press release from Bicton College - volunteers help Show

    18 May 2016

    Bicton College volunteers out in force to help Devon County Show   Students at Bicton College are preparing to get hands on at this year’s Devon County Show, as hundreds of volunteers will be supporting the three day agricultural sho...

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  • Press release from Bicton College - scrap to the main ring

    09 May 2016

    From scrap to the main ring at Devon County Show   A box of parts strewn across the workshop floor, two wheels and the bare rusted out frame of an old tractor; that is the starting point for students at Bicton College, who will be carrying ...

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  • Food and farming extravaganza you won't want to miss...

    17 May 2016

    On Thursday (May 19) the Devon County Show – a three-day celebration of all things food and farming - begins its 121st event with visits from the most important politicians in British agriculture.   EU Commissioner for Agriculture and...

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  • Exeter College media students set up pop-up news service at the Devon County Show

    16 May 2016

    Students from Exeter College will set up a pop-up newsroom at the Devon County Show on May 19-21 at the Westpoint showground, Exeter. The team will film, photograph and write about what catches their eye at the county’s largest annual event...

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  • DEVON FARM BUSINESS AWARDS: TIVERTON’S GORDON DAVIS IS “FARMER OF THE YEAR”

    19 May 2016

    Seven outstanding Devon farming businesses are celebrating tonight (Wednesday May 18 - see embargo) after picking up the top prizes in the 2016 Devon Farm Business Awards, organised by a partnership of the Devon County Agricultural Association, th...

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  • PRESS RELEASE FROM CORNISH MUTUAL

    13 May 2016

    Farm safety conference announced for Devon County Show   South West regional insurance company Cornish Mutual will host a Health and Safety Conference at this year’s Devon County Show in support of the Farming Community Network.  ...

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  • EU Agriculture Commissioner to be Guest of Honour at Devon Farm Business Awards

    12 May 2016

    The most powerful man in European agriculture, EU Farm Commissioner Phil Hogan will be the guest of honour at the Devon Farm Business Awards, which will be presented on Wednesday evening, May 18, at the Westpoint showground on the eve of this year...

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  • An explosion of floral colour with the Devon County Show

    12 May 2016

    The largest temporary structure at the Devon County Show on May 19-21 at Westpoint, Exeter will house an explosion of floral colour and scent. Measuring 11,815 sq metres, which is bigger than a Premier League football pitch, the pavilion will be ...

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  • Rabbit classes at 2016 Devon County Show cancelled

    12 May 2016

    The Devon County Show has announced that with regret it has cancelled the rabbit competition because of fears over deadly VHD - viral haemorrhagic disease - after a case of the disease was recently confirmed nearby. Show Secretary Ollie Allen sai...

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  • Devon County still a great farming show, despite industry’s problems

    11 May 2016

    The farming content of the Devon County Show has held up well, despite the current problems in the industry, with livestock entries holding steady and a small but significant increase in the number of agricultural trade stands. Show Secretary, Ol...

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  • Devon Show County appoints its first honorary chaplain

    11 May 2016

    Ground-breaking Canon Anna Norman–Walker has been appointed the first honorary chaplain of the Devon County Show, which will be held on May 19-21 at Westpoint, Exeter. “It was a lovely surprise,” said Canon Norman-Walker, who is...

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  • Socks that don’t need washing get an airing at Devon County Show

    09 May 2016

    When the Devon County Show opens on May 19 at Westpoint, Exeter, visitors with cheesy feet are likely to be hot footing it to the Angora goats feature. For Show Steward and Angora goat farmer Steve Whitley is producing a line of odour resistant s...

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  • £1 million attraction on way to Devon County Show

    06 May 2016

    A £1 million giant Ferris wheel dubbed the Devon Eye will be one of the stand-out attractions at this year’s Devon County Show at Westpoint, Exeter on May 19-21. The high-tech structure will make its debut at the 121st Show, which is ...

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  • Farming round up

    04 May 2016

    Farming always takes centre stage at the Devon County Show.  One of the finest line-ups of livestock to be found anywhere in the country, and an ever-growing range of agricultural trade stands sees to that. But at this year’s Show, whic...

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  • Line-up revealed for this year’s Devon County Show

    02 May 2016

    The 121st Devon County Show was launched in style by The Countess of Arran and Show Secretary Ollie Allen at Southernhay House, Exeter. In Spring sunshine the pair revealed a huge line-up of entertainment and the vital role Devon’s largest ...

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  • EU Farm Commissioner to attend Devon County Show

    28 April 2016

    JOINT PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE DEVON COUNTY SHOW AND THE NATIONAL FARMERS UNION EU Farm Commissioner to attend Devon County Show The most powerful man in European farming, EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, will be attending the Devon C...

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  • New class for cakes made of cheese

    25 April 2016

    The trend for wedding cakes made of cheese is being reflected in a new class at this year’s Devon County Show held on May 19-21 at Westpoint, Exeter. Cheesemakers are being challenged to create and decorate a three or five tier cake. Award...

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  • PARK LIFE HEAVITREE WINS PRINCE OF WALES AWARD

    22 April 2016

    The Devon County Show's Prince of Wales Award has its first urban winner in the shape of Park Life, Heavitree, in the heart of Exeter. The award, which carries a first prize of £1,000, is given each year for community projects which build l...

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  • The Countess of Wessex is President Elect of the Devon County Agricultural Association

    13 April 2016

    The Devon County Agricultural Association is proud to announce that Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex has accepted an invitation to be President Elect of the Devon County Agricultural Association for 2016 and will become President in 2017....

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  • Enterprise and innovation to the fore in Devon Farm Business Awards shortlist

    12 April 2016

    Once again, the short-list for the Devon Farm Business awards presents a fascinating cross-section of what is happening in farming in the West Country.   The common threads running through all of the farm businesses which are up for an awar...

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  • Press release from Mole Valley Farmers - offer tickets package

    06 April 2016

    Mole Valley Farmers (www.molevalleyfarmers.com) is offering a very special event package for the 2016 Devon County Show, (Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 May), to its Farmer Shareholders.  This Farmer Friday package includes: - two tickets ...

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  • Children get their own Show farm

    17 March 2016

    Youngsters will have a whole day’s worth of great fun at this year’s Devon County Show at Westpoint, Exeter on May 19-21. From watching young riders in the thrilling Shetland Pony Grand National, and seeing gravity-defying motocross s...

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  • Farming world looks to Devon County Show

    24 March 2016

    The eyes of the farming world will be focused firmly on the Devon County Show from May 19-21 at Westpoint, Exeter, as grassroots farmers get their first chance of the summer show season to debate with industry leaders the transcending agricultural...

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  • Devon’s ‘big day out’ promises lots of food, farming and fun!

    07 April 2016

    There is only one place in Devon where on just three days of the year the county is revealed in all its glory. It’s the County Show held on May 19-21 at Westpoint, Exeter, where visitors will be treated to the best of food, farming and enter...

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  • Press release from Stephens Scown LLP

    30 March 2016

    The Wurzels to take centre stage at Devon County Show; Call for talented young local band to be supporting act  The Wurzels, Westcountry legends, will perform at a private event at the Devon County Show again this year, following their highl...

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  • Spring gift cards for the first major agricultural show of the season

    21 March 2016

    For the first time the Devon County Show has launched Spring gift cards to celebrate the season and offer recipients a ‘big day out’ in May. Tickets for the 121st Show on May 19, 20 and 21 at Westpoint, Exeter can be purchased inside ...

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  • Press release from Coastal Recycling

    09 March 2016

    Devon’s largest event, Devon County Show, has teamed up with recycling specialists, Coastal Recycling to promote the value of recycling in the food and farming industry to primary schools around Exeter. Proving that recycling is far from ru...

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  • Awards call goes out to Devon farmers

    16 February 2016

    Farmers across Devon are being reminded that they have until February 26 to nominate their friends, neighbours and local farming heroes for this year’s Devon Farm Business Awards, staged by the Addington Fund, Devon County Agricultural Assoc...

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  • Devon County Show tickets are on sale

    21 January 2016

    Tickets for Devon’s biggest annual event are on sale. This year’s Devon County Show on May 19th, 20th and 21st promises to be an ‘entertainment extravaganza’. Show Secretary Ollie Allen said there will be an eclectic mix ...

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  • Lady Arran is Devon County Show President for 2016

    18 January 2016

    The Countess of Arran MBE DL, of Castle Hill, Filleigh, near South Molton, has been elected President of the Devon County Agricultural Association (DCAA), organisers of the Devon County Show, for 2016. Lady Arran of Castle Hill took office at the...

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  • Thousand pound prize offered for community projects in Devon

    12 January 2016

    Community organisations across Devon are being invited to apply for the 2016 Prince of Wales Award, organised by the Devon County Agricultural Association on behalf of HRH the Prince of Wales to recognise small scale projects geared to local susta...

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  • Devon County Show steward kick-starts rural hub fund with 200-mile cycle ride

    10 December 2015

    This afternoon (Thursday, December 10) three South West MPs at the House of Commons greeted a Devon County Show steward as she completed a 200-mile cycle ride to raise funds for a new rural hub in Devon. Deborah Custance Baker, who lives near Exe...

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  • Show Steward gets ready for 200-mile cycle ride for new rural hub

    03 December 2015

    A Devon County Show steward is preparing to embark on a 200-mile charity cycle ride from the showground in Exeter to London on Monday (December 7), to raise money to develop a new rural hub. Fifty-one-year old Deborah Custance Baker, who is a Dir...

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  • Pick the perfect Christmas present – tickets for the Devon County Show

    01 December 2015

    The Devon County Show has Christmas wrapped up this year as it launches festive gift tickets for the first time.  The tickets for next year’s Show in May are contained in a choice of four beautifully designed cards which celebrate the ...

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