Thousands descended on Umberleigh today (Wednesday) for the annual North Devon Show. The rain held off for the agricultural extravaganza, bringing huge crowds to the site at Umberleigh Barton Farm. Show-goers young and old enjoyed a diverse range of treats throughout the day, from livestock shows and vintage tractors to fairground rides and a vast array of locally-produced food and drink. Show secretary Pat Sennett said one highlight was the kind weather: The ground is very good and we have a good turn out of people, she said. Last year we had about 21,500 but its difficult to gauge because theres so much going on. She said the area had been packed when BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson was judging the livestock. Sue Johns, of Johns of Instow and Appledore, was in the packed food hall, and said it was the teams second year at the North Devon Show. They were among dozens of traders there, which was bursting with fresh food, beers, liquers, sweet treats and cookery demonstrations. Sue said: Its been really good so far; people are coming in for their lunch and weve sold out of a lot already. Heather Cox, of Lower Twitchen Farm, was also there selling fresh strawberries. She said: Its been quite steady, theres a good flow of people but I think the food tent is a bit bigger this year, so it isnt as crowded. Among the visitors to this years show was North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones, who spent and hour chatting to chairman of NFU Devon, David Verney, and eight representatives from the local farming community. Mr Heaton-Jones said they discussed some of the major challenges to the industry, including the prices paid for products by supermarkets and the need to roll out a solution to bovine TB. Questions were also asked about the Governments food policy and the joined up thinking between the various departments. He said: After the parliamentary recesses I will be speaking to the chairman of the EFRA select committee Neil Parish to decide how we can take these concerns forward. I hope to be able to organise a meeting in Westminster with three or four farming representative to put these concerns to the minister first hand. Shadow Leader of North Devon Council Brian Greenslade also attended the show. He said: I regard this event as an important shop window for North Devon and the attendance made sure very many people looked into this display of our area at its best. Congratulations to the organisers and those people working hard on their stalls and showing their animals to the audience. Its a pity heavy drizzle came in later in the afternoon but my impression was that many had had a good day out. Another of the main attractions was the Rockwood Dog Display Team from Wales and Mrs Sennett said: They are an amazing team of very talented people who train those dogs to do incredible things. Its quite a departure from the things we have had the last couple of years. Everybody who works on this field is a volunteer, they give up their time two days a year and do a fantastic job stewarding, sorting out the layout and just about anything. Alpacas and horses were also on show. Among the many charities at the show was Barnstaple-based Amigos Worldwide. Phil Pugsley, of the charity, said: Saltrock has kindly donated clothing which is helping us raise thousands-of-pounds for young people in Uganda. Its been a busy day and were having a great time.Scroll through the gallery above for more photos from the North Devon Show.