With just 100 days to go until the Suffolk Show opens its gates to visitors, organisers are gearing up for another spectacular year at the most hotly-anticipated event in the county’s calendar.
This year’s show takes place on Wednesday 31st May and Thursday 1st June at Trinity Park in Ipswich. As Suffolk’s largest two-day visitor experience, the Show is a unique celebration of everything that makes the county great and showcases the best of Suffolk’s food and drink and agricultural heritage, coupled with being a great day out for families.
Show organisers, the Suffolk Agricultural Association (SAA), a registered charity, have some exciting new features in the pipeline for 2017 which will be part of an action-packed programme across the two-day event. Highlights include dog agility, a new horse and country ring, a new sculpture garden and an exciting performance from the Atkinsons Action Horses, the equine stars of the BBC’s Poldark.
Show Director, Bee Kemball, said: “There are thousands of things to see and do at the Suffolk Show and each year we make sure that there’s something new for visitors to enjoy. We are all looking forward to this year’s show and we are excited to welcome visitors from across Suffolk and further afield for the county’s biggest day out.”
The Flower and Garden experience is being redesigned for 2017 and a new sculpture garden for visitors to enjoy will be located near the Hopkins Art Show. There will also be an impressive collection of vintage tractors, showcasing farming through the years, as well as traditional fairground rides and an unrivalled shopping experience that can’t be found on the high street.
Many animal attractions are also set to draw in the crowds this year. As well as international show jumping, the traditional livestock competitions will allow show goers to see some of the county’s best rare breeds – including Red Poll Cattle, Suffolk Sheep and Suffolk Horses – and hundreds of other pigs, cattle, horses, rabbits and goats, up close.
Tickets for this year’s Suffolk Show are now on sale – save £5 per ticket by purchasing in advance. Advanced tickets cost £22 while children aged under 15 will once again receive free entry. For more information and to book tickets visit www.suffolkshow.co.uk or call the ticket hotline on 01473 707117.
The Suffolk Show is run and managed by the Suffolk Agricultural Association. As a charity, the SAA’s core purpose is to promote the importance of food, farming and the countryside to the economy and character of Suffolk through the Suffolk Show itself and a series of education programmes aimed at young people in schools and colleges.