Country life comes to the city as Truro welcomes Christmas Primestock show

Falmouth Packet: Country life comes to the city as Truro welcomes Christmas Primestock show Country life comes to the city as Truro welcomes Christmas Primestock show

The countryside will come to the centre of Truro tomorrow as the city welcomes the Christmas Primestock Show.

Truro’s Annual Christmas Primestock Show is held in a marquee on Lemon Quay in the City Centre on the first Wednesday in December and is a favourite with farmers, country folk and townspeople alike. 

Visitors are able to see at close hand the very best of Cornwall’s prime cattle and sheep exhibited , judged and then auctioned, as well as being able to admire a wonderful show of farm produce, cookery, preserves, floral art, photography, crafts and a host of other exhibits. 

On Show Day the marquee is open to the public from 9.30am and judging takes place throughout the morning.

Cattle and sheep are auctioned at 2.30pm and this is preceded by a short Fund Raising auction.

Attractions continue through the evening as part of Truro’s late night shopping with the Young Handlers competition where young people from local farms show their skills at leading and handling beef and dairy calves in the main ring held at 6.30pm.

The evening concludes at 8pm with the charity auction when many of the show exhibits of vegetables, cakes, preserves, eggs and produce are auctioned in aid of the chairman’s chosen charity. Admission to the marquee is FREE throughout the day and evening.

On the Friday and Saturday following the Show, the Society organises a Christmas Craft & Food Fair with approximately 40 Craft Stands.

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