Devon County Show tickets update
Last week, the government announced that Agricultural Shows join the list of permitted events, in recognition of the fact that outdoor events are low risk when it comes to Covid-19.
As a result, the Devon County Show team is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for Devon County Show 2021 – a 3-day event to take place on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July.
Devon County Show Manager Sam Mackenzie Green is delighted at the news:
“It’s a great relief to be able to now plan with confidence for our 125th show and to ensure, after its absence last year, it will be truly one to remember.
We will, of course, continue to liaise rigorously with East Devon District Council to ensure that the Show will operate in line with the Government’s recommendations for staging outdoor events. Whilst we are confident of bringing you a fantastic Show, the safety of our visitors and Show team is absolutely paramount in our planning. There will be a number of measures in place to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 but the Show will remain the Devon County Show that we know and love with the majority of our regular features going ahead as usual. More of the Show will be staged outdoors this year including food & drink and crafts & gardens. Food outlets will be dispersed around the Showground, rather than concentrated in one place, to enable more space for socially distanced queuing and seating.
But it’s not just the government we pay heed to. It’s critical that we also have the support of the ticket paying public. We conducted a survey over Easter to our database of previous visitors to ask them how they felt about us staging a Devon County Show this year.
The results were utterly overwhelming. Out of over 2,700 responses:
90% of respondents are either likely or very likely to attend Devon County Show 2021
92.5% of those asked are confident that the organisers will put on a show that’s safe for visitors
85% will purchase their tickets in advance to help with monitoring numbers
Shopping at Devon County Show is one of the Show’s key attractions. We have had a great response from traders already but we still have space in some areas. We are confident that with the latest easing of restrictions, we will have a further surge of enquiries but if there are any traders out there who still need convincing, our survey also revealed that 98.5% of respondents are likely or more than likely to purchase something from a trade stand at this year’s show. And you don’t get better than that.”
To book tickets for Devon County Show 2021, visit www.devoncountyshow.co.uk
To book a trade stand at Devon County Show 2021 visit www.devoncountyshow.co.uk/trade-stands