The Cornwood Agricultural & Horticultural Show 

The Show Must Go On!..... and it did!
It was with very heavy hearts that the committee cancelled the Cornwood Show but with weather forecasts getting worse it was the right thing to do.  Showground preparations were already well underway when the decision was made; roadways;  rings and marquees had been marked out; everything beautifully mown and the marquee rigging was going well.  But marquees and high winds don’t mix and the beautiful Cadleigh Farm showground is very exposed, we just couldn’t take the risk.  The committee would like to say a very special thank you to the small band of volunteers who came to the showground on Tuesday to build all the marquee frames – and then came back on Wednesday to take them all down again! 

But all was not lost!  The team rolled up their collective sleeves and got to work salvaging what they could.  The Fun Dog Show and the Terrier / Whippet / Lurcher Show was rescheduled for Saturday 24th August; the day before the Horse Show.  And the Horticulture Show ran as planned but relocated to the Village Hall. 

What a show it was; exhibits arrived at the hall throughout Friday starting as a steady trickle and building to a torrent!  Judging took place on Friday evening and the hall opened its doors on Saturday morning for people to come and see the display.  It looked amazing – all the beautiful flowers; fabulous garden produce; stunning cakes; wonderful art & handicraft (especially the children’s boats and Lego models) all set-off by new green tablecloths and slate class markers.   The children’s pictures were strung as bunting from the rafters and the new home-produced drinks classes were heaving! (not sure what that says about our villages?).  Preston and his team stepped in to provide refreshments; cakes and pasties and it was lovely to see people sitting round the tables with cups of tea chatting away to each other.  Some stayed for hours and we were delighted that they did!  There was a raffle and a tombola, with the cups presented at 4pm.
The show committee would like to thank everyone who helped to make the day such a success – the judges and stewards who so willing gave their time; the Ivybridge Scouts for lending the tables at such short notice; the refreshments team and most of all a massive thank you to Cornwood and Lutton for rocking up and making it an incredible community event!   It’s all been captured beautifully in the photos on Cornwood Show’s Facebook page.

You can download the cup winners here

2019 Horti SHOW CUPS.pdf