This weekend was the 220th year of Royal Cornwall Show and what a year it was! The show attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year all eager to see the amazing line up of Cornish produce and trade. It’s the county’s biggest annual event and is packed full of exhibits and activities which offer so much in the way of entertainment, competition, information, shopping and all that’s best in food and farming.
Whatever your interests are you’re sure to find something to capture your attention at Royal Cornwall Show.
To food and drink, which is where we spent a lot of our time catching up with our suppliers.
Rodda’s cream tempted us towards their stand first, which also proved very popular with the passing trade, with several hundred people wearing Rodda’s cream crowns around the show ground.
The sun was shining so a tub of strawberries and clotted cream was in order – delicious!
The Kernow Sausage Company was just around the corner, serving up their award winning sausages to the hungry Royal Cornwall crowds, a popular favourite on The Beach Hut menu. They had a wide range of sausage and other meat produce on show including bacon and gammon.
Roskilly’s were next on the list and another supplier of The Beach Hut, showcasing a range of their produce such as fudge, chutney and jams.
After an hour or so of tasting a lot of fine Cornish food, we went in search of something to drink. Cornish Orchards create award winning, premium ciders and juices, using traditional craft practices and made for the perfect refreshment. You can find Cornish Orchard drinks throughout the hotel and Beach Hut.
This is a top agricultural show which attracts increasing numbers of animals, entered into the hundreds of classes which are refined each year. And year on year and people travel from further afield in the hope of coming away with an award. Dogs, goats, rare breed classes, rabbits, cage birds, cavies and even bees were all on show.
The larger livestock animals were also put to work throughout the day all hoping to win best in breed award. Sheep, pigs, goats and cows were featured in the show; there parade through the show ground is a particular highlight of the day, after all this is a proper agricultural show.
The show runs over three days, with each day bringing something unique. It’s easy to see why the show attracts so many people and why they keep coming back year on year.
We’re already looking forward to The Royal Cornwall Show 2014 only 12 months away! Make it a date: 5th 6th and 7th June 2014.