THE second day of the Royal Cornwall Show was bustling with visitors - both old and new - enjoying the sights, sounds and experiences that this prestigious event has to offer. 

Compared to the other county shows I have attended this month, the Royal Cornwall Show really is a celebration of farming. The showground sits surrounded by fields and the livestock parade shows off the hard work that farmers put in year round.

The food stalls are a celebration of Cornish produce, which is highlighted by the tasters in the Food and Farming tent. 

Although there were no royal visitors at the show this year, Prince William paid tribute to Chris Riddle, as it is his last year as secretary of the show. In a letter he wrote, the Duke of Cornwall said: "The Royal Cornwall Show has become one of the most admired and successful shows in the country, where some have struggled, this show has thrived. 

"I know Chris will probably not fully retire in having an interest in the show, but I wish him all the very best for the future. Today, a particular thanks to Chris and Thelma."

Upon his retirement, Chris said: "I think its time for a change, I've done 35 years and it seems the right moment. I am very good friends with Mark. We've decided that with Yorkshire farmers and Cornish farmers there are a lot of similarities.

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"I am handing over to a very safe pair of hands, and to someone who I know will take the show ever forward." 

Elsewhere in the showground was the young farmers tent - which was filled with some amazing creations - and there was lots more too see, from the Military Village to the Rare Breeds Demo Ring and even Dog Show Pavilion. I even got a glimpse of the Dog & Duck Show, which is a must-see if you haven't had the chance yet. 

The show was a wonderful celebration of farming and food, with some great entertainment thrown in - and of course, a few glimpses of sunshine which made the day even more enjoyable.