This year's Stithians Show will be held on Monday July 16, inviting people to get a taste of rural life.

There will be displays and demonstrations, from heritage craft shows to animal displays featuring rabbits, birds, horses, cattle and even goats.

Fairground rides will satisfy thrill-seekers, whilst the steam and vintage area will provide a glimpse into automotive history.

The show is also proud to present a wealth of trade stands and local crafters keen to show visitors their Cornish creations.

The ever-popular Taste of Cornwall marquee will offer fresh local produce for people to sample goods, and vendors can even keep purchases refrigerated to save a trip back to the car.

The show will also be hosting a terrific line up of live music including the hit local band Sandy Acres 7 and the up and coming young singer-songwriter Ezmay Grace Jopling. A pop-up festival will feature a host of local performers and a rustic feel.

For the younger visitors, the free Sunflower Trail will take children on a journey of discovery around the showground as they enjoy hands on activities to learn more about rural life and the world around us all.

Collecting stamps along the way, completed trails can be taken to the Secretary’s Office to receive a rosette.

The history of the Stithians show is not fully known, but the earliest recorded mention of it was in a local newspaper from July 27 1838 which said: "Great numbers of respectable farmers and butchers from neighbouring parishes and towns attended and a great many bargains were effected at good prices."

It seems that in some ways, little has changed in the last 180 years.