Devon County Show

We went as a family to check out Devon’s big day out, the Devon County Show at Westpoint Exeter.  We love living a country life, farming, food and fun, so on a very wet Saturday in May we went to find out what a county show is really like.

Entrance

ICE CREAM

DADDY AND BEABEA ICE CREAM

The rain didn’t hamper our day at all,  in fact the first thing we did was get an ice-cream from the Kelly’s stand, after all it’s always the weather for ice-cream in our opinion.  The rain certainly didn’t keep people away either and the show was busy, especially in the food tent which was full to the brim with wonderful locally produced meats, pies, cider, wine liqueurs, wines, ice cream, bread, and loads more besides with food demonstrations too.

BLUEBERRY BROS

The smells and sights in the tent were so hunger making.  Every vendor was happy to be there, talk with people and showcase their wonderful brands.  We found it hard not to buy everything to be honest and only bought pies from Tom’s Pies, a cheese and chive twist from Bread of Devon, cider from Clyst St George and cheese from Godminster.  I now wish I’d brought something from this cheerful chap at Blueberry Bros and loads more besides.
BLACK AND WHITE

CHICKENS

CHICKS

The kids loved the animals, the poultry tent as well as the sheep and livestock really interested them.  The cockerels were very loud, the children also loved the little chicks.
CASE

MOWERS

TRACTORS

TRACTOR

Master H also has a deep love of tractors, Landy’s and ride of mowers, he was in his element watching the tractors taking their turn in the ring.CATTLE

The fine prize cow.

GOAT

The very fluffy goat.

HARRY STROKING PIGS

Stroking the sleepy pigs.

DADDY, BEA & SHEEP

SHEEP2

I loved the various colours of the ribbons on the rosettes and the sheep were really friendly.

CHEESE BOARD

Local cheeses in the cheese class. As huge cheese fans, we thought the ‘cheesecake’ quite the most beautiful thing in the world.

CHEESE FADE

The blocks of cheese were huge and I wanted to take them all home. These are the prize winners.
CIDER BLURRY

We took some Devon cider home with us too, just to test if it’s as good as Somerset cider of course.
FERRIS WHEEL

Jon and Master H went on the ferris wheel, my adventurous spirit stops at the fairground I’m afraid so I took Little Miss on the very, very wet bouncy castle instead.
KATIE CLIMBING

NO FEAR KATIE MERRY GO ROUND 2

The fairground was the highlight for Little Miss, this girl has no fear.  She adored the merry go round and got absolutely soaking wet on the bouncy castle and laughed the whole time, she was the only one who needed a change of clothes for the ride home.

A little rain didn’t get in the way of an adventure at the Devon County Show and were very pleased we wore our wellies.  We had an amazing time and can’t wait to do it all again when the Yeovil Show comes back in July.

Lizzie xo

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6 Comments on Devon County Show

  1. Kathy
    May 25, 2016 at 16:47 (3 years ago)

    Looks like a interesting show. I think I would have enjoyed it. We are a few miles outside of town and loving the country life, also. Looks like you had a great time in spite of the weather!

  2. Lizzie Somerset
    May 25, 2016 at 18:29 (3 years ago)

    I think you would have loved it Kathy, do you have agricultural shows where you are in the USA? xo

  3. Kathy
    May 25, 2016 at 19:17 (3 years ago)

    Yes, we do Lizzie. Wisconsin has lots of farms and is also known for their cheese. As far as the shows I know that we have some but since we just moved here a year ago haven’t discovered where they all our. Been taking mini road trips to get use to the area.

  4. Kathy
    May 26, 2016 at 17:05 (3 years ago)

    Thanks Lizzie for the link. Might be a possibility but would be quite a drive from where we live unless we stayed overnight. Might check out some country fairs closed to home.

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