THE ROYAL CORNWALL AGRICULTURAL SHOW 2024 IS HELD BETWEEN THURSDAY 6 AND SATURDAY 8 JUNE 2024. THIS IS THE BEST AGRICULTURAL SHOW IN CORNWALL 2024. MEET THE COWS, SHEEP AND PIGS WHO WILL LOOK THEIR BEST…
There’s no agricultural show quite like it. The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show 2024 is the king of them all. Which is apt, really, as (you never know) it could be attended by a king in 2024. Or, at least, a royal or two…
This mammoth annual show, which was attended by King (then Prince, of course!) Charles at its 2022 edition, takes place at the beginning of June in Wadebridge. Thursday 6 June to Saturday 8 June 2024, to be exact. It is, however, usually referred to as simply the Royal Cornwall Show. In fact, we write all about the Royal Cornwall Show 2024 offering right here.
The reason we have added this page on our Proper Cornwall website is to highlight that this is a ‘proper’ agricultural show and that it’s the farm animals that put the ‘agricultural’ into this famous event. (Incidentally, if you’re more interested in the Royal Cornwall Dog Show 2024, which is also on at the festival, then read here).
So, the animals. First and foremost, we always think of cattle when it comes to the show. Wandering around the cattle lines is one of the highlights for so many visitors every year. These ambassadors for their breeds are all beautiful and well cared for, without exception. See the cows being judged and also witness the grand cattle parade in all of its magnificence.
What other farm animals do you see at the Royal Cornwall Show 2024? Sheep, of course, including the Devon and Cornwall Longwool, Vendeen and Hampshire varieties. No less well turned out than their cattle counterparts, the sheep can be seen ahead of and during the judging and also a handful of them take part in sheep shearing and fleece competitions.
Pigs are next up. Who doesn’t like a good, well-bred hog? See British Saddlebacks, British Lops and Large Blacks on show. And also don’t miss the goats who take part in competitive classes. Also see the young goats that jump over straw bales and play in the show ring, entertaining the crowds along the way.
Also worth mentioning are the horses, donkeys, ponies, poultry, pigeons, rabbits and rare breeds at the show. And then there are the cage birds like budgies, parrots, canaries and song thrushes. There’s even a bee-keeping marquee with trade stands and competitive classes for honey and beeswax products. It’s all there at the show alongside the classic agricultural machinery exhibitions and, of course, all the incredible locally produced food from Cornwall’s farms and beyond.
So what are you waiting for? Find out more about the Royal Cornwall Show 2024 here.