The date of next year's Devon County Show has been announced.

The popular show will take place on Thursday, June 30, Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2.

The event traditionally runs during the third week of May, but, along with other shows, was cancelled in 2020 doe to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year the show was postponed until July and was one of the few three-day agricultural shows to go ahead, welcoming more than 60,000 visitors.

After much consultation, discussion and review of the likely impact of Covid-19 during the winter and spring, the council of the Devon County Agricultural Association has agreed to schedule the show at the start of July for a further year to mitigate any further risk posed by the pandemic.

Show manager, Sam Mackenzie-Green said: "By taking an early decision now rather than next spring we hope this will give our exhibitors and trade stands time to prepare and we look forward to welcoming them to 126th Devon County Show in 2022."

It is anticipated that the show will return to its usual May dates in 2023.