Camilla to open three-day annual agricultural spectacular.

THE Duchess of Cornwall is to officially open the Devon County Show on Thursday.

Camilla will be guest of honour during the opening day of the three-day annual agricultural event at Westpoint, Exeter.

Show secretary Ollie Allen said: “We are honoured and delighted that Her Royal Highness will be with us this year and will do everything to ensure she enjoys her day.

“We are very much looking forward to showing the Duchess different features and attractions, which bring together thousands of people from all corners of the county who enjoy rural life.”

The show, now in its 118th year, attracts competitors from Devon and the South West, all anxious to make their mark in the first major South West agricultural Show of the year.

Run by a small professional team, it relies on hundreds of volunteers who ensure the biggest event in the county calendar continues to flourish.

The celebration of country living includes livestock, local food and drink, flowers, gardens and handicrafts. There is also non-stop entertainment in six rings, including the thrills and spills of the Diggerland JCB Stunt Team among others.

Advance tickets are on sale now from the showground and tourist information centres. Tickets are also available to download on-line until midnight on Wednesday, May 15.

For more information, visit www.devoncountyshow.co.uk