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Duke of Kent to visit Devon County Show
1:00pm Saturday 17th May 2014 in News
The Duke of Kent to visit Devon County Show The Duke of Kent is to attend the Devon County Show at Westpoint, Exeter on Friday, May 23.
It will be The Duke’s first visit to the county’s largest annual event where he will be accompanied by Show President Sir Eric Dancer, KCVO, CBE, JP, the Lord Lieutenant of Devon.
Sir Eric said: “We are honoured and delighted that The Duke of Kent will be with us this year and we are preparing a varied programme to reflect his interests.”
The Duke undertakes a large number of official Royal engagements and has close associations with many charities, professional bodies and other organisations.
The 119th Show will be held on May 22-24 and will celebrate its 25th anniversary at its permanent showground at Westpoint, owned by the Devon County Agricultural Association.
As the first major South West agricultural Show of the year, it will attract competitors from Devon and the South West all anxious to make their mark. Run by a small professional team, the Show relies on hundreds of volunteers to ensure the biggest event in the county calendar continues to flourish.
The celebration of country living includes magnificent livestock, scrumptious local food and drink, beautiful flowers and gardens and handicrafts. There is also non-stop entertainment in six rings, including the thrills and spills of the Kangaroo Kids on stunt quad bikes.
Advance tickets are on sale from the showground, tourist information centres and online. Once again up to three children (aged 5 to 15) get free admission on Saturday when accompanied by a paying adult.
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