2018 show starts in 206 days

17 . 18 . 19 May 2018

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Frequently Asked Questions

See below for frequently asked questions. If you can’t see what you are looking for, please get in contact either by social media or via the contact page here.

  • Credit card payment facilities are available at Brown, Green, White and Yellow entrances.

  • Tickets bought in advance can be used on any single day i.e. any one of the three days (Thursday to Saturday). EXCEPT those tickets such as Show Partnership tickets which are only valid on specific days. Tickets are only valid for one day.

  • Competitions open from 7.00am
    Trade Stands open from 9.00am to 6.30pm

  • Yes! Tickets at advance sale prices can be purchased online until midnight on Wednesday before the Show and these are automatically emailed to the customer for printing-at-home. On the Show days you can still buy tickets online at the on the gate prices.

  • Yes, you can get a three day ticket by joining the Devon County Agricultural Association, which runs the Devon County Show.
    Membership offers exceptional value for money and includes entry to the Show on ALL three days.

  • To make the most of your visit, a printed Show Programme tells you what is on, where and when and comes with an easy to read show map. Show Programmes cost £3.00 and are available to purchase on the showground.

    Before the Show you can plan your visit using our online Day Planner.

  • Once inside the showground you don’t need to spend another penny. All demonstrations, exhibitions and arena entertainment are free for all to enjoy. You may need to buy something to eat or drink, enjoy a visit to the fairground or be tempted by all the shopping!

  • There are lots of places to eat and drink, in fact the showground is bursting with the very best of local produce for you to taste, try and buy and at great prices.
    Public catering units are sited throughout the showground and there are two picnic areas where families can relax.
    The Lime Tree Exhibitors' and Public Restaurant can be found opposite the Alpacas, Dairy Goats and Pigs features and is open on Show days from 6.00 am.

  • You are very welcome to bring a picnic! Picnic areas are near the Food & Drink Pavilion and by the Bandstand.

  • Yes, FREE wifi is available all over the showground. There are two levels of service:
    1. Free wifi offers about 512Kbps of data - simply enter some details about yourself online.
    2. A premium service provides a data capacity of approx 2Mbps - This is chargeable at £10 per account per day. An account will work on one device at a time. Time is purchase through the User Experience Portal using a credit or debit card.
    When connecting to the WiFi service, users will be redirected to the registration/login page automatically.
    Share you day at the Show with smartphones and tablets.
    Join the conversation @devoncountyshow #DCShow17

  • 02 will install a temporary phone mast.

  • The on-site cash facility is provided by ICE and is located alongside the Show Office.

  • Unless you are exhibiting in the Dog Show, please leave your dogs at home. If it is essential to bring your dog to the Show, they must be on a fixed lead (non-retractable) the whole time and there will be restricted access to certain areas. Assistance dogs are exempt.

  • Public toilets and hand washing facilities are situated throughout the showground and in Westpoint Hall. Baby changing facilities are only available in Westpoint Hall and in the Members’ area (for Members only).

  • The showground is wheelchair friendly with many surfaced roads; the marquees and many features are on grass.

  • Mobility scooters are located outside Green Entrance – pre-booking is advisable; please ring Newton Abbot Community Transport Association on 01626 335775 or email: [email protected]

  • Forward parking is available in all our public car parks on a first come, first served basis. For further information on parking facilities, please ring 01392 353700.

  • Yes, there is an accessible viewing area for the disabled alongside the public grandstand, overlooking the Mole Valley Farmers Main Arena. Access is from Road 8, alongside the Main Arena practise area. St Loye’s Foundation staff are happy to provide assistance.

  • The First Aid Centre is situated alongside the entrance to the Westpoint Hall and The Lime Tree Restaurant and opposite the pigs feature.

  • A daily service will be held at 9.00 am on the Devon Churches Stand (Avenue L - near the Dog Show).

  • Think practical, and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

  • Car parking is FREE. In recent years’ we have made major improvements to our car parks by installing a new hard-standing track way and new drainage. We have also added additional parking now extending to 132 acres.

  • There is a taxi rank outside the Orange Gate (the main entrance)

  • Yes, there is a shop on Avenue A between the sheep marquee and bees & honey.

  • No! The band is playing at a private function after the Show has closed one evening.

  • Yes, if you are an exhibitor. But no if you are a visitor.
    If you are an exhibitor and would like to camp, please contact whichever section you are involved in.

  • The Show takes place on the third week of May:
    2018 – 17, 18 & 19 May
    2019 – 16, 17 & 18 May
    2020 – 21, 22 & 23 May
    2021 – 20, 21 & 22 May
    2022 – 19, 20 & 21 May
    2023 – 18, 19 & 20 May

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