Royal Cornwall Show postponed by coronavirus

PUBLISHED: 14:54 17 March 2020 | UPDATED: 14:54 17 March 2020

It�s the county�s biggest annual event and is brim-full of exhibits and activities / (C) Peter Dean

It�s the county�s biggest annual event and is brim-full of exhibits and activities / (C) Peter Dean

Peter Dean

The show, which is one of Cornwall’s largest public events and attracts more than 100,000 people each year, was due to be held in June.

The Royal Cornwall Show has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, organisers have confirmed.

However, due to the coronavirus outbreak organisers say they have made the difficult decision to postpone until September.

The show, held just outside of Wadebridge, is now due to be held on September 10, 11 and 12.

A joint statement from the organisers of the three shows said they feel it is the most responsible action to reschedule to protect their visitors, traders and exhibitors from the spread of the virus.

They added that although it was an “extremely difficult decision to make” it was unanimously agreed that the shows’ absolute priorities must lie, at this time of uncertainty, with the protection of public health.

Chris Riddle, the secretary of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, said:- “The whole team are highly disappointed that we have to postpone the Royal Cornwall Show in June. We feel that we have a responsibility to the wider community to ensure we do all we can to protect public health.

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