Excitement is building as the largest annual event in the Cornish calendar is nearly upon us.

The Royal Cornwall Show gets underway next week (June 9) for another three busy days.

Last year more than 126,000 people visited the show and organisers hope a similar number will head to Wadebridge to join the celebration of the very best that Cornwall has to offer.

Agriculture remains firmly at the show’s heart and it is regarded as one of the finest agricultural events in the country which attracts visitors from far and wide.

The competitive livestock and equine sections will again be well supported with thousands of animals set to head to Wadebridge to compete for the top honours.

Cornwall may be out on a limb geographically but the Royal Cornwall is a key event for the farming industry. Supply vastly outstrips demand for trade space in the agricultural area and the range and variety on offer is second to none with millions of pounds worth of business conducted.

There’s something for all the family to enjoy as well. A huge programme of entertainment and wide range of things to see and do is planned.

The main ring is the focal point of the entertainment. Headline acts this year feature the equine stars and riders of the BBC Poldark series who are set to perform an all-action stunt show.

The RAF Falcons will be parachuting in from above on all three days and the Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth will provide the pomp and circumstance on the Thursday.

The finest Cornish food and drink will be showcased within the Cornwall Food & Farming Pavilion. 60 local producers will be represented and the opportunity to try and buy their creations proves popular with show-goers.

“We’ve been busily planning for the ‘Great Cornish Get-Together’ for many months and hope to be joined by another bumper crowd to enjoy everything that we have lined-up,” said show secretary, Christopher Riddle.

“There’s something for young and old alike to enjoy and we look forward to offering a warm, Cornish welcome to one and all.”