Truro Primestock Show
You can see at close hand the very best of Cornwall's beef cattle and sheep being judged and then sold, as well as admiring a wonderful show and exhibition of farm produce, cookery, preserves, floral art, photography, crafts and a host of other exhibits.
There is always a wonderful atmosphere in the marquee which provides a unique opportunity to see live cattle and sheep literally within a few yards of some of Truro’s major shops and stores.
The Primestock Society celebrated its Centenary in 2000, and to mark this occasion the Show moved to Lemon Quay, and the show is believed to be the only Primestock Show in Britain to be held in the centre of a city, making this a unique event.
The Marquee is open to the public from 9.30am, and animals are judged throughout the morning. At 2.15pm there will be a short fund raising Auction of Promises, followed at 2.30pm by an auction of the show cattle and sheep. Attractions continue through the evening as part of late night shopping and one very popular and entertaining event at 6.30pm is a Young Handlers competition, where children and young people from local farms show their skills at leading and handling beef and dairy calves in the main ring. This will be followed at 8pm by a Charity Auction in aid of local charities.
The Christmas Primestock Show was held in the City Hall from the early 1900’s until the 1980’s when it moved to Truro Livestock Market prior to the re-development of the City Hall to create the Hall for Cornwall. The Show returned to the city centre in 2002 following the re-development of Lemon Quay.