Devon County Show’s 12 days of Christmas

The Devon County Show has rewritten the ‘12 days of Christmas’ to create a unique seasonal gift card.

According to Show organisers, ‘On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a day at the Devon County Show!’ 

Show favourites including heavy horse, leaping lambs, tractors a’pullling, buzzing bees and mooing heifers all feature in the festive ditty.

Show Secretary Ollie Allen said: “We’ve had great fun putting our own words to the verse and hope everyone enjoys our Show-inspired idea.”

Ollie added: “This is a great present for young, old and everyone in between! While, for people who would love to go to the Show for all three days, Membership makes a wonderful present and for those who cannot see everything in one day, our membership offer is a bargain for visiting all three!”

The Christmas gift cards featuring the new words are available online and from the Show office until midnight on December 10; membership is also available online.

Gift Show admission prices are: Adult - £19.00; Over 60s - £17.00; Over 60s  - buy one get one half price (Valid Thurs & Fri) £25.50; Child - £7.50 (on Saturday two children go free with a paying adult). Annual membership is £39.00 for adults and £29.00 for young adults (18-25).

The Devon County Show will take place on May 17, 18, 19 2018 and promises an entertaining and informative celebration of amazing animals, local food, farming, crafts, flowers and country life.

The Devon County Show’s version of the festive favourite:

“On the 12th day of Christmas my true love sent to me,
Twelve pints a pouring,
Eleven heifers mooing,
Ten bees a buzzing,
Nine tractors a’pulling,
Eight lambs a leaping,
Seven sausages sizzling,
Six turkeys gobbling,
Five golden eggs..........
Four heavy horses,
Three little pigs,
Two monster trucks,
And a day at the Devon County Show!”


Notes to editors:

  • The Devon County Show 2018 will be held on May 17-19 at Westpoint, Exeter
  • It will be the 123rd Show - the first was held in 1872
  • The Devon County is one of the South West's most iconic and enduring annual events attracting an average of 91,000 people.
  • The Show Secretary is Ollie Allen
  • The Show is an impressive rural show window which showcases award-winning livestock, the finest food and drink and rural living at its most vibrant
  • The County Show is the flagship event of the Devon County Agricultural Association (DCAA), which has played a leading role in the development of agriculture, education and he rural economy in Devon since its formation in 1872.