It may have been a slightly wet start to this year's Stithians Show but the skies have cleared and there is plenty to see and do at the county's largest one-day agricultural show.

Displays and demonstrations are underway, from heritage craft shows to animal displays featuring rabbits, birds, horses, cattle and goats.

Fairground rides will satisfy thrill-seekers, whilst the steam and vintage area provides a glimpse into automotive history.

There is also a wealth of trade stands and local crafters keen to show visitors the best of what Cornwall has to offer.

The ever-popular Taste of Cornwall marquee is offering fresh local produce for people to sample goods, and vendors can even keep purchases refrigerated to save a trip back to the car.

The show will also be hosting a terrific line up of live music over the course of today, including the hit local band Sandy Acres 7 and the up and coming young singer-songwriter Ezmay Grace Jopling. A pop-up festival also features a host of local performers and a rustic feel.

New for this year for the younger visitors is the free Sunflower Trail, which takes children on a journey of discovery around the showground as they enjoy hands on activities to learn more about rural life and the world around us all.

Collecting stamps along the way, completed trails can be taken to the Secretary’s Office to receive a rosette.

There is plenty of free parking at the showground and cars should follow the appropriate signs as they approach from the Helston, Truro or Falmouth area, to ensure the easiest entrance and exit.

The history of the Stithians show is not fully known, but the earliest recorded mention of it was in a local newspaper from July 27 1838 which said: "Great numbers of respectable farmers and butchers from neighbouring parishes and towns attended and a great many bargains were effected at good prices."

It seems that in some ways, little has changed in the last 180 years.