The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, originally founded as the Cornwall Agricultural Society in 1793, and a registered charity since 1926, owns over 200 acres and rents/leases approximately a further 30 acres. The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association was founded in 1793, and has been known by that name since 1858.
The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show, usually called the Royal Cornwall Show, is an agricultural show organised by The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, which takes place at the beginning of June each year, at Wadebridge in North Cornwall. The show lasts for three days and attracts approximately 120,000 visitors annually, making it one of Cornwall’s major tourist attractions. Given its Royal status it is not unusual for a senior member of the Royal family to attend at the Show.
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In March 2013, Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex, who attended the AGM (annual general meeting), became president-elect, which means she will be president in 2014. Read more here. Video of HRH’s visit can be found here.