About our Show…
Truro’s Annual Christmas Primestock Show is held in a marquee on Lemon Quay in the City Centre on the first Wednesday in December and is a favourite with farmers, country folk and townspeople alike. A very popular event which brings the countryside and farming right into the heart of the City and it is believed to be the only Primestock Show in Britain to be held in the centre of a city, making the Truro Show a unique event.
Visitors are able to see at close hand the very best of Cornwall’s prime cattle and sheep exhibited , judged and then auctioned, as well as being able to admire a wonderful show 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 show cattle and sheep literally within a few yards of many of Truro’s major shops and stores.
The schedule for the day is usually as follows:
6.30am – 8.30am – Reception of cattle and sheep
7.30am – 8.45am – Remaining table entries to be staged
9.00am – Table exhibits judging commences
9.30am – Cattle judging commences and show opens to the public
12 noon – Judging of the champion beast
12.30pm – Sheep judging commences
Pasty luncheon for members, vice presidents, sponsors, guests and judges in City Hall
2.00pm – Presentation of cattle, sheep and farm produce trophies
2.15pm – Fund raising auction
2.30pm – Auction of cattle and sheep
3.30pm – 4.30pm – cattle and sheep depart
6.00pm – Presentation of domestic and Children’s Trophies
6.30pm – Commencement of evening activities
Attractions continue through the evening with pigs, ducks, and chickens for children to see and enjoy so please join us if you are in the City doing some late night shopping. Details of the other Christmas events in Truro including late night shopping can be found on the Enjoy Truro web site. The evening concludes with a charity auction of produce donated by exhibitors.
Admission to the marquee is FREE throughout the day and evening.
Access is easy – you can catch a bus direct to a stop just round the corner of the Show from either Langarth Park and Ride on the Western side of the city, or Tregurra Park and Ride on the Eastern side of the city. Details can be found here.
On the Friday and Saturday following the Show, the Society organises a Christmas Craft & Food Fair with approximately 40 Craft Stands.