The Devon County Agricultural Association has announced new dates for the 125th Devon County Show.

The Show will now take place on Friday July 2, Saturday July 3 and Sunday July 4, 2021.

The County Show was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The new dates now set for next year will move from the usual mid-May slot to these slightly later summer dates.

Mary Quicke, DCAA Chairman said: "We are absolutely committed to holding our Devon County Show in 2021.

"We believe that, by moving the Show to early July, it will give more time for the restrictions to have eased, the roll out of a vaccine to take place and life to be getting back to normal.

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"We know that our supporters and visitors really missed the County Show this year, as we did, and we can’t wait to start planning for our 125th Show.

"The County Show takes place on 90 acres of Showground, allowing plenty of space for social distancing and moving the Show from its usual Thursday, Friday, Saturday to Friday, Saturday, Sunday will allow our busy Saturday crowd to be spread over two days. We have taken care when choosing our new dates to avoid clashing with other Shows and events and are incredibly grateful to our sponsors and tradestands, who have carried forward their 2020 bookings to our 2021 Show."

Tradestand bookings will open in January and competition schedules will be available in the spring. Visitors will be able to book tickets via the Show website in the new year.