Pack your picnics with glorious food and drink at the Suffolk Show

Suffolk Show visitors can stock up on the county’s finest food and drink with over 100 local artisan producers showcasing their delights at this year’s event at Trinity Park in Ipswich on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 May.

The popular Adnams Food Hall will again be brimming with over 80 high-quality local producers, from sizzling sausages and delicious free-range pies, to award-winning local ales and posh pop. The foodie extravaganza welcomes back well-established favourites such as the East Coast Chilli Co and their hand-made chilli sauces, the exquisite savoury pastries of Boyton Old School Farm and Kitchen, and the fantastic flavours of Yum Yum Tree Fudge.

Over a dozen suppliers will be making their Suffolk Show debuts this year, including Hush Hush Chefs and their artisan bakery goods, The New England Boar Company and their woodland-reared wild boar from Haverhill, and Bacton-based Heart of Suffolk Distillery, one of Suffolk’s flourishing artisan gin makers, with their signature bottled products.

Meanwhile, prepared to be entertained and educated at the Cookery Theatre, sponsored by Adnams and the Suffolk Agricultural Association (SAA). Food-lovers will be treated to a host of chef demonstrations and fascinating insights from a stellar line-up of guest speakers from the region’s leading pubs and restaurants, including Luke Bailey, Head Chef at The Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Ipswich who was crowned Chef of the Year at the 2019 Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Awards, and Newmarket’s former Great British Bake Off finalist Ian Cumming. There will also be free Children's Cookery Workshops and the popular Omelette Challenge will be making an egg-citing return!

Elsewhere across the showground, top artisan producers will also be serving up a feast of global flavours at Greene King Eat Street, from authentic African, Spanish and Indian dishes to Beccles-based Parravani's Ice Cream and Sudbury-sourced Simply Strawberries. The Adnams Beach Eats area is also a great picnic spot for families, with a sandy beach, deck chairs and beach huts creating a relaxed seaside vibe.

Bee Kemball, Show Director, said: “Suffolk’s reputation of feeding the nation with fabulous home-grown produce and ingredients only continues to grow – a fantastic feat which is once again reflected in our packed-out Adnams Food Hall where visitors can sample and purchase delicious, fresh produce whilst enjoying a friendly chat with our stallholders to learn more about them and pick up some top tips.

“We’re confident there’s something for everyone to enjoy whilst soaking up the sights and sounds of the Show, or to even stock up for the summer or buy as early Christmas gifts.”

The Suffolk Show is organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association who, as a charity, aim to encourage and facilitate positive engagement between the public and those working in food, farming and the countryside. The SAA achieves this through the Suffolk Show as well as 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 great value as last year. Advanced tickets cost £23 (saving £5 per ticket) while children aged under 15 will once again receive free entry.

From May 13, the Suffolk Show App will also be available to download for free again, with new features and a fun new activity trail with great prizes to win. For more information and to book tickets visit www.suffolkshow.co.uk or call the ticket office on 01473 707117.

Munchy Seeds at the Suffolk Show