PUBLISHED: 13:37 07 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:32 30 August 2017



Farm animals, Cornish food producers, local crafters and Father Christmas will be among those making a beeline to the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge on Saturday 19th November for this year’s Cornish Winter Fair.

The annual celebration of Cornish farming and food was a huge success last year with more than 5000 people enjoying the one-day event. There was also an uplift in the number of competitive entries across the livestock, produce, cookery, handicraft and floral art classes.

Admission to the event, which runs from 10am – 5pm, is free of charge. It is staged entirely indoors and offers a wide array of things for visitors to see and do aside from the competitive sections.

A big draw will again be the Farming & Food Learning Zone where families can learn, hands on, about local farming and food production. There will be chance to get up close to an array of farm animals, large and small along with fun things to have a go at such as grooming a pony and milking a mock cow.

There’s also opportunity to tick some items off Christmas shopping lists. A number of quality Cornish food and drink producers will again be showcasing their products with the opportunity to try and buy. More than 30 local crafts people will also be selling their unique and interesting products.

A visit to Father Christmas in his grotto proved a big draw for younger visitors last year. Fortunately he will be returning again this year.

Honorary Show Secretary Chris Riddle said:

“The Cornish Winter Fair continues to evolve and last year’s move to Saturday from the traditional Monday enabled even more people to compete and visit.

“We look forward welcoming one and all to join us to enjoy what will prove to be a great day out.”

For more information about the Cornish Winter Fair please visit and keep up-to-date with the latest news on The Cornish Winter Fair Facebook page or Twitter feed: @TheWinterFair.

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