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Royal Cornwall Show | June 2011

Most of us have heard of the Royal Cornwall Show, witnessed (and joined) the hype on twitter and Facebook and anticipated the day by rooting out an old, oversized Mac and hiking boots. As expected, the second day of the show was busy, but you could walk around without falling over the person in front of you.

The main arena held some of the best (and craziest) displays of the day. The Bolddog Lings Motocross Display Team captured the audience with some jaw dropping jumps and tricks whilst Joseph’s Amazing Camels seemed amusingly reluctant to play along with Polo. Although there were some huge displays of agricultural equipment and a brilliant flower show, without doubt it was the animals that stole the day. As well as meeting (and nearly buying!) some charming Alpacas, there was also a close encounter with a rather feisty Gloucester Old Spot and we observed (from a distance), the largest Aberdeen Angus ever seen.

Stubborn refusal to buy a programme meant missing out on the ferret racing and show jumping but a venture around the Cornwall Food and Farming tent more than made up for it. Full of some of the best Cornish produce like Callestick, Deli Farm Charcuterie, Rodda’s and Atlantic Brewery,we tasted our way around the individual suppliers and left the tent with surprisingly little need to purchase lunch!

Despite the fluctuating weather, it was a brilliant day with a great atmosphere. Would we recommend? Yes, definitely, but our top tip? – buy a programme!

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