Welcome to the Cornwood Show website
This website contains lots of information about the Cornwood Agricultural & Horticultural Show and the Cornwood Horse Show. These shows, and other events during the year, are organised by the Cornwood Agricultural & Horticultural Society; you can find out more about the Society and the events using the index on the left.
The 2016 show dates are:
Cornwood Agricultural & Horticultural Show: Saturday 13 August at Cadleigh Farm, Lee Mill, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9HW
Cornwood Horse Show: Sunday 21 August at Cadleigh Farm, Lee Mill, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9HW
Great Potato Challenge
Each year, the Cornwood Show runs the Great Potato Challenge with Cornwood School. The children are each given a bucket; compost and seed potato (kindly donated by Endsleigh) in the Spring and then the potato crop is weighed at the end of term. This year's winner is Alice Hazelwood, with a crop weighing 1.67 Kg! Results for each class are in the Horticulture section (click on Cornwood Show in left hand list). Matt Pollard from Endsleigh presented all winners with rosettes and vouchers.
Help.............. The Cornwood Show committee is not getting any younger and we really need some help this year.. We need people to help put up the marquees (and of course take them down again!) and people to do car parking on the day. If you could spare a couple of hours on show day (13 August) or during the week before please get in touch by email email@example.com. We also need help at the Horse Show on 21 August please.
The origins of the Cornwood Onion Run are lost in the mistsof time, few people know how it started - and those that do, aren't saying! Historically, the Onion Run was carried out by members of the Cornwood Show Committee. They would run around the showground at dawn (some say naked....), brandishing the ancient Onion Stick at the weather gods to ensure good weather on Show Day.
These days, the Onion Run tradition is upheld by Year 6 of Cornwood School who perform the run as a relay, passing the onion stick from one runner to the next, as part of their end-of-term activities. This year's Onion Run took place on 15 July with the current Year 6 students running around the showground at Cadleigh Farm, cheered on by Year 5, teachers and parents. But will it work - will the Show be blessed with sunshine? We'll have to wait until 13th August to get the answer to that, but what we do know is that the children had a fabulous time and have the t-shirts to prove it.
Thank you to our Sponsors
The Cornwood Agricultural and Horticultural Show thanks the following for their generous support:
- Cornwood Parish Council
- Dartmoor Sheep Breeders Association
- Devon Rosettes
- Endsleigh: a Wyevale Garden Centre
- Euroservice Garage Ltd
- Full Circle Motors
- Maggie Hall, Lutton
- Howard & Over Solicitors, Ivybridge
- Ivybridge Tile & Bathroom Company
- Lang and Potter
- Moorland Hotel, Wotter
- Oscar Pet Foods
- Richard Hosking, Chartered Surveyor, Ugborough
- Ridgeway Tyre Centre, Ivybridge
- Scotch Blackface Breeders Association
- Simon Sandover, Painter & Decorator
- South Hams Newspapers
- South Moor Vets, Kingsbridge
- Swift Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services
- TJ Flat Roofing
- W G Friend and Son Ltd, Ivybridge
- W H & A Willcocks
- Ye Olde Shoppe, Cornwood