Stithian’s Show

The Stithian’s Show ground burst to life on Monday the 17th July with eager visitors looking to explore and experience one of the biggest agricultural shows in the country.

Held yearly, the Stithians Show brings together some of the best of the west for a one-day spectacular with amusements, entertainment, exhibitions and an all-round amazing atmosphere.

 

Since starting in 1834 the show has grown massively in popularity and attracts up to 20,000 visitors from all over the South West and beyond. From rare breeds to vintage cars, the show ground has a range of attractions and events to suit everyone including livestock judging, show jumping, dog agility, roof thatching demos, live music, craft stalls and the Taste of Cornwall food marquee, which was filled with delectable local foods.

Marquees dotting around the showground were filled with all sorts of animals and owners waiting to go before the judges with the hopes of earning a coveted ribbon including these goats who certainly didn’t seem to mind being paraded before the public.

So, if you fancy sampling some locally made goodies, admiring award winning livestock, learning about the farming history of the southwest or even seeing if your dog has championship potential in the agility competition, get on down to the next Stithian’s Show, held on the 18th July 2018.

Marquees dotting around the showground were filled with all sorts of animals and owners waiting to go before the judges with the hopes of earning a coveted ribbon including these goats who certainly didn’t seem to mind being paraded before the public.

The vehicle exhibition was packed with vintage cars, motorbikes, tractors and steam engines whose owners were happy to obligate enthusiastic visitors (both young and old) hoping to climb aboard and pose for a photograph.

There was a vast array of cattle breeds to admire and discuss with farmers in the cattle area including this Holstein Friesian cow, who after a brief brushing and beautifying was ready for her close-up.

Spectators had to find a space early to be guaranteed a front row seat for the show jumping.

There was no horsing around from the competitors during the heavy horses judging.