The popular event has been called off due to recent bad weather.

This year’s North Devon Show has been cancelled, organisers have announced today (Tues).

The annual agricultural spectacle was due to take place at Umberleigh on August 1.

Pat Sennett, the show’s secretary, said: “The executive committee met at the showground yesterday evening and walked the show site and it was decided that sadly, we have to cancel this year’s show.

“The condition of the site in places was bad and a result of the relentless rain this summer, which is sad as overall this is a good draining site.

“May I thank everyone for their commitment and hard work towards this year’s show which would have been the best so far.”