Poll: Are agricultural shows making a comeback?

Fine weather has made for a good start to agricultural shows across the country, with some reporting record visitor numbers.

Glorious sunshine and the optimism surrounding the royal wedding helped attract more than 90,000 visitors over three days to the Devon County Show, making it one of the most successful for many years.

This week it’s the turn of the Royal Bath & West Show, which is expected to attract 155,000 visitors over three days (30 May to 2 June).

The event, near Shepton Mallet, is England’s biggest celebration of agriculture and rural life.

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Country and agricultural shows are drawing in wider audiences, with people from towns and cities connecting more with the countryside.

The NFU has been working hard to promote the industry with the wider public and children.

The annual Linking Environment and Farming Open Farm Sunday event and television shows, such as Countryfile and Lambing Live, are helping provide an insight into rural life and the world of agriculture.

But are agricultural shows still attractive for real farmers? Have your say in our poll.

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