‘Truffle and Squeak’ announced as this year’s Suffolk Show poster stars

The two perky pigs starring on Suffolk Show posters and billboards this year have been named as Truffle and Squeak, following a public competition on Facebook last month. The winning names were suggested by Martin Fox from Colchester, who was presented with a family ticket and free car pass to this year’s Show, to be held at Trinity Park in Ipswich on 29 and 30 May.

Mr Fox’s name suggestions were shortlisted and chosen by the Suffolk Show committee out of 107 competition entries this year. The poster stars recognise the county’s pig farming industry and its important role in food and farming in Suffolk.

On hearing he had won the competition, Martin Fox said: “I am delighted to have won these tickets in my first months of retirement. Having been to the Suffolk Show a couple of times before, my wife Clare and I once again look forward to enjoying a great day out celebrating all the countryside has to offer and much more! Hopefully our three-year-old granddaughter will also join us this year, and she will especially enjoy seeing Truffle and Squeak. Pigs are renowned for their foraging and often make funny little noises, hence I came up with the names.”

Bee Kemball, Suffolk Show director, said: “It was fantastic to see so many creative suggestions for our Facebook competition, thank you to everyone who entered and well done to our winner Martin Fox for suggesting Truffle and Squeak, which we think suit our piggy poster stars perfectly!

“As a familiar sight across the Suffolk landscape, we’re proud to be shining a light on pigs and our local pig farmers at the Suffolk Show this year. Our livestock area and Farm Discovery Zone are great opportunities for visitors to meet the different pig breeds, speak to local farmers and share our passion for pigs.”

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.