CAMELFORD Agricultural Show, one of the most popular one-day shows in the West Country and due to be held on Wednesday, was postponed because the site was waterlogged.
The decision was made on Monday following a weekend of torrential rain.
Organisers say the show, at Halwill Barton, may go ahead at a later date, but might have to be cancelled altogether.
“It’s absolutely sickening, because we had the makings of a really good event, with record entries in many classes,” said show secretary Ann Hayne, following a site inspection by members of the committee.
“We had very heavy rain over the weekend and we had to think about the owners of the land, the Sanders family.”
The event is the latest of a series of one-day shows, including Launceston’s on July 21, to be postponed or cancelled due to the weather.
Liskeard Show, scheduled for July 9, was postponed until September 8.
Mrs Hayne said the decision was taken very reluctantly, as, ironically, this year’s show had benefited from other shows being cancelled earlier in the season.
“We just hope we find a suitable date to reschedule, but the calendar is getting full up with other postponed shows and it’ll be getting late in the year for people to exhibit,” she said.
“I doubt if we’ll be able to re-arrange it.”
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