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.
Chris Riddle ARAgS, Secretary of the RCAA stated:
“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.”
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. But we do ask for your patience at this time while we are operating with reduced staffing levels.
If you would like more information, we have set up an FAQ page, visit by clicking this link – Show FAQs
We would also like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all the key workers at this time, literally putting their lives on the line to save ours.