Stithians Show

11 Jul

We haven’t been to the show before and we’ve been missing a treat. I went this afternoon with our lovely neighbour, mainly to collect exhibits sent in by allotmenteers and to collect their prizes. There were a few firsts and some second places!
Wikipedia describes the show thus:
“Stithians Show takes place on the day after Feast Sunday in the village of Stithians, Cornwall. It was first held in 1834 and is recognised as being one of the largest one-day shows in the United Kingdom, regularly attracting in excess of 20,000 visitors, exhibitors, competitors, traders and entertainers.”
Here’s a small selection of the treats on offer.


8 responses to “Stithians Show

  1. commonprose

    July 13, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    What fun!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 13, 2022 at 7:24 pm

      It was. I really want to go earlier next year to be properly involved. Lots of us had entered things we’d grown at the allotment and there were several prizes – for best artichoke, best squash and second best shallots! πŸ™‚

  2. greenbenchramblings

    July 12, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    This show looks just like our local show, Minsterley Show, which happens every August. These traditional shows are such fun as well as being so important to local community cohesion.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 12, 2022 at 6:54 pm

      Agreed, fun and such a lovely way to bring the community together. πŸ™‚

  3. Helen

    July 12, 2022 at 4:25 am

    Oh what fun! I love the watermelon creature!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm

      That set of displays was really inventive and made everyone smile. πŸ™‚

  4. utesmile

    July 11, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Fantastic stuff, I specially like those little tray gardens! There was so much to see πŸ™‚

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 11, 2022 at 8:06 pm

      There was and we went in really late (It’s free after 4pm, Β£30 at the start) so we missed the horse, the bands, the sheep and the craft tent and much more. Next time I think I’ll go for 3 pm when the entrance is halved so Β£15. πŸ™‚


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