Honiton Show still going ahead despite heavy rain

PUBLISHED: 14:34 02 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:31 04 August 2017

Honiton Show 2016. Ref mhh 31-16SH 4370. Picture: Simon Horn.

Honiton Show 2016. Ref mhh 31-16SH 4370. Picture: Simon Horn.

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This year's show has 'plenty of provision' to deal with the wet weather, says secretary.

The Midweek Herald team at the Honiton Show. Ref mhh 31-16SH 4490. Picture: Simon Horn.The Midweek Herald team at the Honiton Show. Ref mhh 31-16SH 4490. Picture: Simon Horn.

Organisers of this year’s Honiton Show insist the event will go ahead as planned - despite Devon being battered by strong wind and rain.

The adverse weather conditions have already caused the executive committee of the North Devon Show 2017 to cancel its event.

But Marcelle O’Conner, secretary of Honiton Show, says tomorrow’s event will ‘definitely go ahead’.

She added: “Gates open at 8am - and we have plenty of provision to deal with the wet weather.

Honiton Show 2016. Ref mhh 31-16SH 4594. Picture: Simon Horn.Honiton Show 2016. Ref mhh 31-16SH 4594. Picture: Simon Horn.

“Honiton Show 2017 is definetely going ahead. There is no question of cancelling the event.”

The mammoth one-day show, one of the biggest agricultural shows in the country, will offer everything from livestock judging competitions to dazzling entertainment in the main ring and dozens of informative stalls.

The show is put on by Honiton and District Agricultural Association, which promotes agriculture and related industries, specifically by the staging of its annual show.

Advance tickets are £14.50 and accompanied under-16s get in for free. Visit www.honitonshow.co.uk for all the information about this year’s show.

Honiton show 2014. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 3381-32-14TI Honiton ShowTo order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24Honiton show 2014. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 3381-32-14TI Honiton ShowTo order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

See our pre-report on this year’s show here.

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