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‘We didn’t have the support of the community’ – new look Devonport Show cancelled for 2018

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Whilst rural agricultural shows are booming, many city shows continue to struggle.

Last year the Devonport Show was cancelled, with a goal to run a one day event called 'FarmFest' in its place this year. However despite being offered sponsorship for this year, FarmFest has been forced to cancel due to issues with the showgrounds and a lack of volunteers.

Chair of the Devonport Agricultural and Pastoral Society, Lesley Young, joins Brian Carlton this morning to discuss pulling the plug on the event, and says that they just did not have the support of the community to continue.

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