For the first time ever, Hadleigh Show tickets can be purchased online as well as at the usual retail outlets.
Visitors to the show’s website www.hadleighshow.co.uk will be emailed their tickets for printing once payment has been received and on the day enjoy fast track entry through the specially designated entrances with scanning facilities. For bookings up to Friday 18th May, visitors can take advantage of the ‘Early-Bird Discount’ which reduces a Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children) to just £23.00. 2011 ticket prices have been held and parking in fields adjacent to the showground at Holbecks Park, remains free of charge, ensuring a great day out on the 19th May.
Gates open to the general public from 8am and visitors will enjoy all the features of a traditional agricultural show but with one or two surprises. In the main ring there will be two performances from the Blazing Saddles Stunt Team, for fast and furious riding – hopefully with the youngest Stunt Rider in the UK, Skye Woodward – joining them.
In the Countryside Ring the Mid-Wales Axe Racing Team will be demonstrating their skills in lumberjacking and regular visitor Bob Hogg will be entertaining with his Sheep Dog demos – but this year he is bringing his new ‘Racing Sheep’ to compete in the ‘Lamb National’!
An estimated 12000 visitors attended last year and organisers anticipate a similar turnout on the Saturday 19th May for the 173rd Hadleigh Show, one of the oldest running one-day Agricultural Shows in the country.