The Devon County Show: our biggest annual event

On three days each year our beautiful and diverse county is revealed in all its glory – at the Devon County Show, and in 2017 it’s on May 18, 19 and 20 at Westpoint, Exeter. Take a look at our overview below to find out why it’s one of the highlights of the Devon calendar – and find more Big Devon Events here.

Devon county show livestock

Devon county show HRHAs always, there will be literally thousands of animals – from exceptional livestock to dazzling Arab horses, as well as family ponies, canine superstars competing in the pedigree Dog Show, lofty alpacas and pigeons, rabbits and guinea pigs. Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex is the President of the 122nd Show, which will treat visitors to the best of food, farming and entertainment, all in one day.

Devon county show food & drink - Georgie Porgies Puddings

When it comes to food and drink, the Show is going large! The Devon County Show’s fabulous Food & Drink Pavilion will be even bigger – and it will have a seating area where visitors can tuck into what they’ve just bought.

Devon county show MICHAEL CAINES

A host of acclaimed local chefs will be cooking up some culinary masterpieces in our demonstration theatre within the new-look Food and Drink marquee.

Devon’s very own super chef, Michael Caines, and Elly Wentworth, who was runner-up in the BBC’s Masterchef: The Professionals last year, will be in the kitchen.


Devon county show Monster trucks

Every day there will be non-stop entertainment and competitions in five rings around the showground including the monster trucks show – Big Pete and the Grim Reaper – and a thrilling range of equestrian competitions.

Devon county show Childrens Farm

There will be lots of hands-on activities for children at The Devon County Show. At the Children’s Farm they’ll be able to get involved in the milking, experience hands-on baking, plant seeds and see the Sheep Show.


A tribute to the 11,000 men and women of Devon who lost their lives in the First World War made of hand-crafted poppies will be displayed in the craft and garden pavilion.

For ongoing updates and further information visit the official Devon County Show website and follow the show on  Twitter @DevonCountyShow, Facebook /devonsbigdayout, Instagram /DevonCountyShow, YouTube and Pinterest /Devoncountyshow

Event details

Devon County Show is held at Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DJ

Buy discounted advance tickets for the Devon County Show

Up to two children (aged 5-15) will be admitted FREE on Saturday when accompanied by a paying adult.

Ticket type In Advance On the Day
Adult £18.00 £21.00
Over 60 £16.50 £19.00
Child (aged 5-15) £7.50 Th/Fr,
Sat: 2 free with paying adult
£8 Th/Fri
Sat £4
Family £50.00 n/a
Over 60s £16.50 £19.00

For admission to the Show on all three days, become a Member for £39 

Devon County Show opening hours

  • Competitions open from 7am
  • Trade stands open from 9am to 6.30pm

Additional notes

  • Car parking is FREE!
  • There is a FREE cycle park at every entrance
  • Buses from Exeter, Exmouth, Honiton, Lyme Regis, Seaton and Sidmouth stop at Westpoint