DEVON County Show is going back to its roots in 2023, with initiatives planned to encourage greater attendance from the farming community.
First up is a new, concentrated farming area. This will be devoted to agricultural trade stands, where farmers can find everything, they need to manage their farms in one dedicated area. The section will also have its own brand new bar, the Ivington Tavern, where farmers can socialise and ‘chew the cud’ with their peers over a pint.
Acting show manager, Lisa Moore, said: ‘The Devon County Show is always the first major county show on the agricultural circuit, and a great opportunity for farmers to get out and socialise after a long hard winter.
'The Ivington Tavern, which has been introduced specifically for the farming community, adds yet another social dimension to their show experience.’
A new Agri Agenda has been developed exclusively for farmers and offers clinics and seminars which will take place around the showground covering a wide range topics from Grassland to Carbon Clarity to how to apply for Agri-environment grants. To see the complete agenda, visit What's On - Devon County Show
‘The Devon County Show is one of the oldest shows in the UK, with the first show dating back to 1872.
'It was always designed to act as a showcase for agriculture and a major celebration of the county’s farming prowess continues Lisa.
'Many agricultural shows have deviated from tradition to try to broaden their appeal to a wider audience but we at Devon County Show are absolutely committed to maintaining our strong agricultural roots both in 2023 and beyond’.