The Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society (NNAS) has announced that they are cancelling the Nottinghamshire County Show, in May.
The show was due to take place at the Nottinghamshire Showground on May 9 and 10.
It has been canceled following the most recent advice regarding mass gatherings from the Government and amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
NNAS have advised that they will be in contact with all ticket buyers, competition entries, sponsors and trade stands in due course.
Explaining the decision in a statement, the NNAS say, “In light of the ongoing developments with Coronavirus here in the UK, we’ve taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 County Show.
“The Nottinghamshire County Show at Newark Showground is a highlight in the Society’s events calendar, and this is incredibly disappointing, not only for the team who have been working so hard to get to this point but all our valued participants, volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors and partners who make the show the success it is.
“We welcome thousands of visitors every year, and despite many offers of support and encouragement, we have received so many responses from supporters highlighting difficulties in being able to run the show that our efforts will be unfortunately frustrated.
“Making this decision now will help us to limit the impact on our charity and keep the safety of everyone involved at the heart of all we do.
“The cancellation of the County Show is a huge blow to the Society, as we rely on the income we derive through ticket sales, sponsorship and trade stand income.
“Without the Show, we will become more reliant on philanthropic support and charitable donations in order to continue with our charitable activities supporting agriculture, education and the wider farming community.”