The Devon County Show is due to take place at Westpoint in Exeter, and the event will this year be celebrating in its 122nd anniversary.

More than 90,000 visitors are expected to turn up to the show, held on May 18 to 20.

Guests can see some of the best livestock, taste fabulous local food and drink, experience country life and enjoy a wealth of entertainment.

This year Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex will spend two days at the Show in her role as President of the Devon County Agricultural Association.

The Show features competition between exhibitors of dozens of different breeds of dozens of species, from livestock to heavy horses and rabbits to donkeys.

Edward Darke, chief steward of livestock, said: "You’re constantly striving for the standard of excellence for a particular breed, which means you’re constantly striving for perfection.

"But deep down you feel there is a certain beauty in knowing that you never can breed the perfect animal.”

Visitors can walk between the pens and see these prize-winning animals as the stockmen pamper and prepare them for their big moment when they are judged.

Later, they can take in the spectacle of the grand parade of livestock being walked around the Mole Valley Farmers main arena.

In the massive Food and Drink Pavilion visitors will be able to sample from stands offering everything from artisan cheese to local gin, spelt bread to honey and charcuterie.

In the craft and gardens feature, many of the county’s most skilled crafts people will be selling their wares while there will be demonstrations of handicrafts including lacemaking, spinning, felt making, knitting and weaving.

Ollie Allen, show secretary, said: “Of course, there will be lots of plants and flowers.

"From show gardens to an allotment created by Andy Breare of BBC SW, to incredible floral art, junior competitions and thousands of flowers, this is a must-visit feature.”

The centre-piece of the Pavilion will be the ‘people’s tribute’ to the Devon men and women who died in the First World War.

A stunning display will be created from more than 31,000 poppies which have been handmade by local people.

The Show will be packed with entertainment to suit the youngest to the oldest visitors and all those in between.

Youngsters can follow the Mole Avon ‘Wheelie Wild Trail’ around the showground and take part in activities at all 12 stops including the FarmWise Children’s Farm where they can get involved in apple pressing, bread baking and seed planting.

The whole show is family friendly and one adult can bring two children for free on Saturday, May 20.

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