The Royal Cornwall Show has been declared a great success despite a dip in numbers.

Although the deluge failed to materialise, an “atrocious” weather forecast for the second and third days kept many people away with numbers dipping from 126,256 last year, to just over 117,000 this time around.

Show secretary, Christopher Riddle, said “There was a wonderful atmosphere and it was once again a fantastic celebration of Cornish farming, food and everything else that is great about our county.

“We enjoyed three good days weather wise and were incredibly lucky to miss the heavy rain that affected many parts of the region, but it was inevitable that the atrocious forecast saw our attendance dip compared to last year.

“To stage an event of this scale requires a huge team effort and we thank the army of stewards and judges who give up their time willingly to make everything run smoothly.

“The e-ticketing system introduced this year worked very well and this year more than double the number of tickets were sold online ahead of the show.”

The post show clean-up is well underway and the planning process will now begin for the 2017 show which will take place from June 8-10.