The Devon County Show is underway at Westpoint near Exeter and is one of the biggest events in the County's calendar bringing together farmers, food and drink producers and a huge array of other attractions.
This year's event marks ten years since the first church service was held on the evening before the Devon County Show. It's a chance for farmers, exhibitors, stewards and those working for the Show, to reflect on the last decade which has seen the county fight back following the impact of foot and mouth disease.
In 2001 an outbreak of foot and mouth disease prevented livestock from coming to the Show and the following year cattle returned. In 2002 the Churches for Devon together with the Show instigated the annual church service in order to reflect on the previous year and look forward to better times ahead. The Bishop of Exeter is also the President of the Federation of Devon Young Farmers Clubs and says he's been impressed with the ttitude of youngsters coming into the industry:
On Thursday evening, The Westcountry Tonight will be live at the Devon County Show from 6pm on ITV 1.