For the first time in its 119 year history the Devon County Show has had to be cancelled during the three day event.
Heavy rain last night combined with traffic movements today has left the public car parks quagmired. Vehicles had to be towed out by tractors leaving organisers with no alternative than to shut down the show. Seth Conway reports.
The final day of the Devon County Show has had to be cancelled due to bad weather at the show ground.
Organisers say heavy rain has made the on-site car parks unsafe for visitors.
Organisers of the Devon County Show have released a statement apologising for cancelling tomorrow's event.
They say the condition of the car parks due to heavy rain jeopardised the safety of visitors, but the decision to cancel was 'heartbreaking'.
It has been announced that the Devon County Show has been cancelled tomorrow.
As a result of heavy rain this afternoon car parks at the show ground near Exeter became waterlogged and were closed due to health and safety concerns.
It is believed to be the first time in the show's history that it has had to be cancelled due to the weather.
Our weather presenter Alex Beresford has been busy at the Devon County Show today. He tried his hand at a bit of everything - and found out that animals are just as unpredictable as the weather.
Our presenter Kylie Pentelow is at the Devon County Show today. Earlier she met some rather unusual animals that are appearing at the show for the first time.
One of the themes of this Devon County show is the role of young people in our rural economy. Bob Cruwys has been to meet one farmer - who wants to get more teenagers interested in the countryside.
The Devon County Show has everything from a quad bike stuntman to livestock shows. Here is a duck-herding sheepdog:
poor weather hasn't put off visitors to day one of the Devon County Show.
There were delays earlier because of a crash on the M5 near exeter but Thousands have poured into the Westpoint arena for the agricultural show.
The Devon County Show includes everything from livestock competitions to morris dancers. Now in its 119th year, it runs until Saturday.
Between 20,000 and 30,000 visitors are expected to visit the Exeter show ground on the first day of the Devon County Show.
The weather today and over the weekend has taken a turn for the worse, but this hopefully won't put off the 95,000 visitors expected over the three days.