Naming competition launches 2019 Suffolk Show

The excitement for this year’s Suffolk Show has begun with a competition for the public to name the two perky pigs starring out on all the posters and billboards for the 2019 event. The winner who suggests the best two names for the piggy pair will receive family tickets and a free car pass for the Show being held on 29 and 30 May at Trinity Park in Ipswich.

As well as celebrating this year’s Chinese zodiac Year of the Pig, the 2019 Suffolk Show poster stars recognise the county’s pig farming industry. Pig farms are a familiar sight across the local landscape and an important part of the county’s food and farming industry, with many farmers and producers establishing a national reputation.

Bee Kemball, Suffolk Show director, said: “There are many animals to see at the Suffolk Show – from horses and cattle to chickens and rabbits – but this year we’re pleased to shine a light on pigs and the many pig farmers working across this county.

“We challenge the public to get creative and share their own name suggestions for our two piggy poster stars, and we look forward to announcing our competition winner at the beginning of March.”

Last year the poster stars were Suffolk Punch horses named by the public as Poppy and Passchendaele, in commemoration to the end of World War One a hundred years ago.

The 2019 competition will run on the Suffolk Show Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/suffolkshow. Entries are open from 1 - 28 February, and the Suffolk Show team will select and announce the winning names in early March.

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.

Tickets for this year’s Suffolk Show are now on sale at the same price as 2018. Visitors can save £5 per ticket by purchasing in advance, advanced tickets cost £23 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 office on 01473 707117.