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.
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.
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.
The fine prize cow.
The very fluffy goat.
Stroking the sleepy pigs.
I loved the various colours of the ribbons on the rosettes and the sheep were really friendly.
Local cheeses in the cheese class. As huge cheese fans, we thought the ‘cheesecake’ quite the most beautiful thing in the world.
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.