Axe Vale Show cancelled because of flooding

Two-day event is called off after torrential rain soaks the Trafalgar Way showground at Axminster

Two days of torrential rain – and the forecast of more to come - have forced organisers to cancel this weekend’s Axe Vale Festival.

The decision to abandon the two-day event was made at noon today (Thursday) after flooding at the Trafalgar Way showground, in Axminster.

A brief statement issued on the show team’s website said: “Due to the extremely heavy rainfall and flooding of the showground, the committee have had no choice but to cancel this year’s show from 12 noon today (Thursday 21st June 2012).

“We apologise most sincerely for any inconvenience caused.”

You may also want to watch:

The gardening and crafts show – due to take place on Saturday and Sunday - has grown to become one of the biggest events of its kind in the south west.

Work to prepare the showground, with stands and marquees, was already well under way when the decision to call it off had to be taken.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter