A great date for the summer diary is the July 27 when the Mid Devon Show holds its 26th annual event in the grounds of the Knightshayes Estate.

The Mid Devon Show has one of the biggest livestock competitions in the country featuring cattle, sheep, horses and pygmy goats all competing for the top prizes.

This year has a packed entertainment schedule in the main ring. The main attraction being the Devils Horseman. Normally seen on the Big Screen they are bringing the magic and stunts from the movies to Devon. There is also scurry driving, Young Farmers competitions, heavy horses, The Grand Parade, Majorette demonstration, vintage tractor parade, pony club games and the parade of hounds.

Away from the main ring the Countryside area is packed full of exhibits and demonstrations from ferret racing to birds of prey and pony displays. We also have the hilarious and ever popular sheep show returning in 2019. If you have seen it, you will want to see it again, If you have not then it’s a must to visit this year.

We also welcome back our Demonstrators which is unique to the Mid Devon Show. Local companies show off their latest equipment in the demonstration area and it is amazing to get up close and see these massive bits of equipment at work.

The 2019 Food Marquee is the biggest in the history of the show with more than 50 producers from all over the South West. Local gins, ciders and cheeses are always a great hit together with breads, pastries and hot food make the food hall one of the most popular parts of the show.

This year we are pleased to announce that children 15 and under will gain FREE entry to the show. We hope this will help young families to attend and enjoy all the attractions for the kids, of which there are many.

There is also a big classic car display, music festival, youth village, churches marquee, flower marquee, Women’s Institute and Young Farmers Marquee.

This year`s nominated charity is Farms for City Children who offer breaks for city children in one of their three farming locations. The nearest is just outside Exeter and they provide invaluable experiences for young people in the South West and further afield.