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The Royal Cornwall Show has been cancelled

The Royal Cornwall Show has been cancelled

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 12:51pm 11th May 2020. (Updated at 12:59pm 11th May 2020)

It has been announced that the Royal Cornwall Show has been cancelled.

The annual event in the Cornish calendar was originally postponed from June until September.

Bosses have now confirmed that the 2020 event will not go ahead at all this year because of coronavirus.

In a statement organisers said their priority is to protect people's health and safety.

"In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and recent updates from the UK Government, it is with great disappointment that the Council of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association (RCAA) has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Royal Cornwall Show that had been planned to take place later this year on the 10th,11th and 12th September.

"We have left this difficult decision for as long as we feasibly could, having previously postponed the show from June to September, in the hope that it was possible to stage it then. However, with the current conditions on social distancing and possible Government restrictions on large events for the foreseeable future, it is just not possible to host a safe event for all those involved.

"Our main obligation and priority is to protect the health and safety of our visitors, members, traders, exhibitors, staff and all those involved in preparing and delivering the show, which means that this is the safest, and only decision we could make."

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The RCAA team will be in touch with ticket holders, exhibitors, and traders, over the coming days to explain their options and the next steps.

They are asking for people's patience at this time while we are operating with reduced staffing levels.

“We are hugely saddened by the decision to cancel this year’s Royal Cornwall Show, and know this will be of great disappointment to many.  We hope that our visitors, members, exhibitors, and traders, understand this difficult decision we have had to make, and we thank them for their patience at this time. 

“We look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2021, where we can hopefully celebrate being together once more, and celebrating the support we have shown each other through this global pandemic.”

Chris Riddle ARAgS, Secretary of the RCAA

You can find out more here.

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