Seven thousand visitors are expected to head to Wadebridge to enjoy this year’s Cornish Winter Fair when it takes place at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge on Saturday, November 16.

The event celebrates the best of Cornwall’s farming and food industry and incorporates the competitions from the 141-year-old Wadebridge Prime Stock Show.

More than a thousand entries have been received for the competitive sections that include livestock showing, produce, cookery, floral art and handicrafts classes.

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Visitors to the free-to-attend event can also kick off their Christmas shopping among the 100 trade stands that will be in attendance.

Traders will include a number of local food and drink producers and a large selection of quality Cornish crafters will also showcase their diverse array of unique, hand-made gifts and products.

The event’s farm and food education area will offer the chance to meet cattle, sheep, pigs and an array of poultry. There will also be activities for younger families to have a go at such as milking a mock cow and driving toy tractors.

Father Christmas will be in attendance, meeting children in his grotto in aid of the farming support charity, RABI.

The event will take place undercover within the venue’s exhibition halls with doors opening to the public at 10am and running until 5pm.

Chris Riddle, Honorary show secretary, said: “With so much to see and do, the Cornish Winter Fair is incredibly popular and we look forward to welcoming competitors, traders and thousands of visitors for another great day out.”