The first day of the Royal Cornwall Show got off to a sunny start yesterday with thousands of people gathering on the showground to get this year’s event underway.

More than 120,000 people are expected to attend over the three days of Cornwall’s largest agricultural event, which began on Thursday and runs until Saturday at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre near Wadebridge.

Livestock takes centre stage, with judging of everything from cattle and sheep to poultry, with competitors travelling from across the country for the chance to take home a trophy.

Other attractions included the Young Farmers Club tent, the renowned Flower Show and the Countryside Area.

Falmouth Packet: Sheep sheering in actionSheep sheering in action (Image: Roland Ebert)

New for this year is the Cornwall Cider Championships, which sees amateur and professional cider makers from across Cornwall and beyond competing for the top prize.

The Royal Cornwall Food and Farming Pavilion showcases and promotes Cornish-grown and Cornish-produced food and drink, which can also be enjoyed from many of the near 1,000 trade stands across the site. In addition to food and drink they also sell everything from crafts to cars.

Falmouth Packet: Titan the Robot meets the crowdsTitan the Robot meets the crowds (Image: Roland Ebert)

There is a busy programme of entertainment in the Main Ring, along with the traditional steam fair giving a glimpse into transport of the past.

Queueing traffic and delays were reported on the first day of the show as thousands made their way to the showground.

Tomorrow (Saturday) is expected to be the busiest of the three days, as people take advantage of the weekend to attend.

Falmouth Packet: Action from the showjumpingAction from the showjumping (Image: Roland Ebert)