It's Cornwall’s biggest one day agricultural show held annually since the early 1800s on the Feast Day of St. Stythians Church, the nearest Monday following July 10. The show originally started as a competition between local parishioners to see who could grow the best vegetables, raise the finest cattle and breed the greatest horses. Today the purpose built showground provides a full day out for the whole family.
Thousands of people descend on the large showground between Truro and Helston to enjoy musical entertainment, food courts, craft stalls, shopping opportunities around the Showground, a fairground, animals of all sorts including rare breeds, a dog show and dog agility competitions and craft and cookery competitions in the Domestic Marquee. In the Horticultural Marquee, there are splendid flower arrangements and displays of a very high standard.
Each year, in mid-June, Redruth celebrates its most famous citizen, inventor William Murdoch, with an exciting programme of events including children's dance and art procession, all day music and entertainment, a street market, old tyme fair, exhibitions and a variety of live concerts and other events round the town.
Did you know?
Murdoch’s major innovation was the use of coal gas in lighting as a replacement for oil and tallow. The house where Murdoch lived in Redruth was the first house in the UK to be lit by gas lighting in 1792.