Online agricultural show to launch amid cancellations

One social media competition asked under-16's to design the event's logo (Photo: Greatest Online Agricultural Show/Twitter)
One social media competition asked under-16's to design the event's logo (Photo: Greatest Online Agricultural Show/Twitter)

An online agricultural event will launch in May to fill a hole left by the cancellation of dozens of farming shows and events due to the coronavirus.

Prominent mainstream events such as the Great Yorkshire Show, Royal Welsh and the Royal Highland Show have been called off due to Covid-19.

In a bid to offer something to British people locked-down, 'The Greatest Online Agricultural Show' will commence on 2 May.

It aims to offer an online event with classes, entertainment, prizes and even a 'virtual beer tent'.



Speaking on Twitter, the Greatest Online Agricultural Show said: "The objective is to have a bit of fun while the country remains on lockdown and while do many shows are cancelled.



"We can showcase our industry and provide a bit of cash to worthy causes."

The show's organiser, David Hill, is now asking for donations. Traders can pay £10 and have a 'stand' at the event, which will be a link on the event's website.