The flags were combined at Westpoint Arena in Exeter. The original intention was to display the bunting at the Devon County Show, which had been planned for August but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said it will instead remain at Westpoint Arena until September, and the public will be allowed to view it on designated evenings.
The bunting includes a total 79,001 flags and stretches for 8.9 miles. The previous record for a bunting was 31,119 flags measuring a total 4.7 miles.
Organizers said documentation is being submitted to Guinness for official certification.