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Agricultural Shows Hit by Coronavirus

The Royal Cornwall Show will not be held in June because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis.
Organisers have postponed the event until September.
The organisers said: “Following the government’s guidance press conference on 12th March, it is clear that COVID-19 will still be very active within our communities during June, so we feel it is the most responsible action to reschedule to protect our visitors, traders and exhibitors from the spread of the virus.
“Whilst we are aware that this is an extremely difficult decision to make and appreciate the disruption and disappointment the postponement may cause, it has been unanimously agreed that our absolute priorities must lie, at this time of uncertainty, with the protection of public health.
The Royal Cornwall Show is now planned to take place on the 10th,11th & 12th of September.
We would like to thank the public, traders, competitors and sponsors for their understanding and patience during this period of uncertainty and what is an unprecedented situation.
We will be in contact with those that have booked tickets or have entered in due course, about their options to transfer their bookings or refunds.”

Earlier the organisers of Helston’s Flora Day, due to have been held on 8th May, announced that they had called it off.

Soon after the Royal Cornwall announcement, the decision was made to cancel Stithians Show on Monday 13th July 2020. Next year’s Show will be on Monday 12th July 2021.
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