I recently had the opportunity to pay our friends down at Westexe a visit for a fun filled day of farmers, food, animals and lots and lots of cider drinking at the Devon County Fair!
When JJ first told me where we were going to a county show I didn’t really know what to expect. I imagined a field with lots of old farmers in their flat caps and maybe some animals. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I got there!
The show, which is held on a site that covers acres and acres of open land, is more an ‘event’ than a farmers show, and had a great mix of attractions and market stalls for visitors to wander round and enjoy.
I was really impressed by the fair’s size and popularity (Over 100,00 visitors in 3 days!) which had over 700 stalls, and really makes for a great day out for old and young alike.
There’s lots of agricultural and outdoor pursuits, a variety of animals for the kids to pet, show jumping, quad and motorcycle displays, parachuting demonstrations and even a sheep shearing showdown!
All coupled with an array of stalls and trade stands selling everything from flowers and crafts to tractors and, of course forklift trucks!
Local producers were out to impress with some great tasting food on offer and thirsty visitors were treated to refreshments produced by local brewers and cider makers I had to admit I did sample ahem…a few pints of the local cider at the request of Alex – all in the interests of research you understand!
Westexe had their own cause to celebrate too, scooping a prestigious bronze award for the display of their stall. We’d like to think the gigantic Westexe flag we designed made a small contribution to them winning too.
We also managed to squeeze in a visit to Westexe’s awesome office which is set in a lovely country location.
Workwise, it was a great opportunity to see how our clients operate, and visiting their offices showed just how much effort goes into organising and attending events like the county show.
Overall I loved my little holiday in Devon, and I have to say a big thank you to Greg, Nicky and Alex who made me feel very welcome. Hopefully we will get an invitation to come visit again soon!