Responding to the cancellation of the Royal Cornwall Show 2021, Country Land and Business Association (CLA) South West Regional Director, Ann Maidment said
The Royal Cornwall Show is the biggest event in our agricultural calendar and to hear that it won’t go ahead in September, a move from its usual date in June, is incredibly sad. But, it is entirely understandable given the current uncertainty regarding events and potential Covid-19 related restrictions meaning the Show may not run to its usual high standards. The health and safety of everyone involved must come first.Many rural and farming businesses rely on the Show as an opportunity to demonstrate the best of what Cornwall has to offer to the thousands who attend the event. The Show is often a date in everyone’s diary and is a time for the rural community to get together and catch up with friends from across the county and beyond.The CLA is continuing to support its members, who are a range of farmers, landowners and rural businesses, through this difficult time with the latest advice and information regarding coronavirus. We are also holding regular calls with government officials and lobbying on issues the industry needs to be reviewed to support them through these uncertain times.The rural sector is exceptionally resilient however, having faced more than its share of adversity. I have every confidence the Royal Cornwall Show will bounce back and we can’t wait to be part of it once again, in June 2022."