New dates for 2021 Devon County Show

A picture from a previous Devon County Show

The county show is now planned for July - Credit: Archant

New dates have been announced for the Devon County Show.

The event had to be cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

But the Devon Agricultural Association say the 125th show in 2021 will take place on Friday July 2, 3 and 4 - a move away from its traditional May dates.

The logo for the Devon County Show

New show dates for 2021 - Credit: Submitted

Mary Quicke, DCAA chairman, said: "We believe that, by moving the show to early July will give more time for the restrictions to have eased, the roll out of a vaccine to take place and life to be getting back to normal.  We know that our supporters and visitors really missed the County Show this year, as we did, and we can’t wait to start planning.

"‘The show takes place on 90 acres of showground allowing plenty of space for social distancing and moving the show from its usual Thursday, Friday, Saturday to Friday, Saturday, Sunday will allow our busy Saturday crowd to be spread over two days."