What a show!
It’s Monday, I’m back in the office, and the RCS blues have set in already. I really think it was a great year for Royal Cornwall Show. The weather was perfect and the atmosphere was great. The show attracted close to a record attendance last week, with 126,256 people visiting over the three days. This is the fourth highest attendance in the show’s 222 year history.
As always, there is so much to see and do. Whilst it’s impossible to capture it all, the shopping and equestrian classes were the personal highlights for me, naturally.
The show jumping is one of the big attractions at the show and features riders from across the country. It was great to see cornish riders, Sammi-Jo Coffin and Andrew Williams, collect some great places over the three days.
With over 1,000 stands, shopping is high on the agenda for most people attending. It really is a shoppers paradise with something for everyone.
If food and drink is more your thing, then you’ll certainly not be disappointed with a fine display of Cornish produce on offer.
I can’t help but mention Helsett Farm Ice Cream, these guys make fabulous ice cream. The van is run by a delightful older couple and ice creams on the menu include, lavender and honey, rose almond and cardamon, ginger, and a classic blackberry. All amazing.
In addition to clothing companies such as Joules at the show, it was great to see local businesses there too. The leather products pictured below are those of Jane Talbot-Smith. The quality of Jane’s leather work is second to none.
I enjoyed talking to cornish skincare producers B Skincare. Who make a wonderful range of homemade and ethical products.
The flower tent lived up to all expectations with a stunning display of plants and flowers. If your timing is right (usually around 5pm on Saturday) it’s bargains galore as the stands sell of their produce.
The next show will run from 9th – 11th June 2016 and you can find out more about Royal Cornwall Show here.