Today marks the first day of this year's Devon County Show, which is being held at Westpoint Arena.

The Devon County Show is a three day event starting from today, (Thursday, May 18) until Saturday, (May 20) with thousands of visitors expected.

This is the 127th show will involve a range of agricultural activities and contests, including the qualifying rounds of Britain's Fittest Farmer of 2023.

The 2023 line up will include a host of livestock and associated competitions, hundreds of local food suppliers, vintage tractors, and a marquee "packed to the rafters" with crafting and gardening ideas.

The premier dog show, which last year was awarded a certificate of excellence from the Kennel Club, will also return to the showground.

This year's event will also host a tug of war competition, a festival of heavy horses, and a showing of an entourage of giant Aldabra tortoises, amongst other things.

Thanks to Mark Eburne for sending these pictures of the event to us.