It may not have got off to the most auspicious start with the first heavy rain in weeks and a power failure but blue skies soon arrived for today's Stithian's Show.

While many of the attendees would have been mighty glad to see the rain, it wasn't nearly enough to break the drought but it meant that the crowds got to enjoy a lively day at the show.,

A power generator failure meant that the Whippletree Ceilidh Band performing in the marquee had to perform a few numbers acoustically but the power was soon restored and the band were then able to play amplified.

The skies soon cleared and displays and demonstrations got underway, from heritage craft shows to animal displays featuring rabbits, birds, horses, cattle and goats.

Fairground rides satisfied the thrill-seekers, whilst the steam and vintage area provided a glimpse into automotive history.

There was 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 offered fresh local produce for people to sample goods, and vendors could even keep purchases refrigerated to save a trip back to the car.

The show hosted 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 featured a host of local performers and a rustic feel.

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

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

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.