Of the many events that take place in Cornwall, few are as large or varied as the Stithians Annual Show. Recognized as being one of the biggest single day shows in the UK, it regularly draws massive crowds of tens of thousands of people.
If you planning your holiday to Perran Springs to co-inside around Feast Sunday (i.e. the Sunday closest to the 13th of July each year) you should make it a point to pop by to the nearby village of Stithians and take in the sights of the show.
At the Stithians Annual Show you’ll find a stunning array of activities, entertainment, and competitions. The main competitions that go on throughout the day include the Arts, Craft & Cookery, Cage Birds, Cattle, Dog Show, Dog Agility, Horse Show, Pigeons, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, and much more.
On top of that there are numerous trade stands, stalls, and other types of exhibitions that are there to entertain and educate. The Stithians Annual Shows has developed a reputation for providing a variety of musical entertainment, food courts, shopping opportunities, as well as a horticultural display that has few equals.
It is safe to say that there is something for everyone at the show, and you could spend your time there looking at the rare breeds and prize animals, or sample the culinary delights while shopping for arts and crafts.
How to Get There
If you’re worried about how you’re going to get to the show, the good news is that it really is very accessible. The show provides a free bus service for ticket holders between the village and the showground, and you can buy your tickets on the bus rather than having to queue up later.
Should you want to drive then you could drive all the way to the show-ground and park in the free public parking or pay a nominal fee to park in the ringside area. Stithians is approximately 30 minutes drive from the campsite.
Being a family-friendly show, it is a great place to take your kids with you and children under 5 will be admitted free. With so many interesting animals as well as educational exhibits, it will be an informative and entertaining experience for any child.
Suffice to say the Stithians Annual Show is a unique event that you should definitely make a point to visit if you’re in the area when it’s on. It would be a shame to pass up the opportunity.