THE brave and hardy turned out on Saturday, July 22 to attend the 30th Mid Devon Show, and everyone who went along had a thoroughly enjoyable time.
The wet weather was predicted, most people were dressed appropriately, and everyone got on with enjoying the entertainment and finding out about life in Mid Devon.
The Show was again held in the delightful grounds of Knightshayes and Chettiscombe near Tiverton and as the day went on some of the grass roadways proceeded to get muddy, but it did not deter anyone.
The main ring saw some breathtaking entertainment from the Paul Hannam Stunt Show, which drew large crowds around the main ring as he performed many stunts on ATV motorbikes.
He flew through the air, at one time over two tractors and a car and performing a perfect landing.
There was a great music programme, classic vehicles, and hundreds of animals, cattle, sheep, pigs and goats, to name but a few.
Some of the trade stands were busier than others, the food hall probably the busiest but also the Magpie marquee and craft tent.
There were farm demonstrations, parades of hounds, a grand parade of livestock, countryside area, an impressive flower and garden marquee, pony racing, formation horse riding, YFC competitions and heavy horses.
Mrs Rosemary Chanin, the Show President, chose CHAT, the Churches Housing Action Team as the Show charity this year.
Despite the weather, it was a great day out, a true celebration of Mid Devon life, and the Show organisers should be proud of what it has achieved
• The Vintage Tractors section was sponsored by the “Crediton Courier” and in the livestock section the Champion Devon was awarded the “Crediton Courier” Rosebowl.