The Show

Thank you to everyone who attended, supported and exhibited at the 2017 Suffolk Show. 

See you next year on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 May 2018!

 

Suffolk Show 2017   

 What a Show. Enjoyed by tens of thousands of people across two glorious days, amazing displays, over 800 tradestands and over 1000 competitors made the 2017 Suffolk Show one to remember. With over 2000 entries, competitors coming from all four corners of the UK and as far afield as Jersey and Italy, making for a great show atmosphere.  

The Show is proud to retain its agricultural heritage and roots and our grateful thanks to all the agricultural tradestands who have supported the Show for decades. This year saw a display in the Agricultural Machinery area which showcased horsepower to tractor power, demonstrating the evolution of farming from past to present.  

Taking place during half term week, families once again made the most of the Association’s policy of free admission for under 15s.  Headline attractions this year included the Atkinson Action Horses. The equine stars of the BBC’s Poldark wowed the crowds in the Grand Ring with their incredible stunts. Titan the Robot thrilled crowds with his appearances in the Avenues and the ever entertaining Mascot Race had everyone enthralled.  Trade stands reported good business with sales of anything from farm machinery, clothes and garden furniture.  The two day retail mix creates Suffolk’s biggest shop and continues to grow each year.

Show Director, Bee Kemball, said: “It has been a brilliant, successful year at the Suffolk Show. I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the organising team, all our supporters, sponsors, volunteers, trade stands and the thousands of show goers who joined us for the county’s biggest day out. It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying our free have-a-go activities and to welcome a range of new and exciting attractions and displays, which made this year’s show bigger and better than ever before. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first experience as Show Director this year and plans are already underway to welcome back the crowds in 2018.”

The Suffolk Show is organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association and is part of their 186 year history. The show is the largest two-day visitor experience in the county. It was previously staged at different venues around Suffolk, until in 1960 when it moved to its permanent site at Trinity Park, Ipswich, where it still is today. The Suffolk Show is a unique celebration of everything that makes the county great and showcases the best of Suffolk’s food, farming and agricultural heritage.

 

About the Suffolk Show:

 The Suffolk Show is organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association and is part of their 186 year history. The show is the largest two-day visitor experience in the county. It was previously staged at different venues around Suffolk, until in 1960 when it moved to its permanent site in Ipswich, where it still is today. The Suffolk Show is a unique celebration of everything that makes the county great and showcases the best of Suffolk’s food, farming and agricultural heritage.