100 things to do for FREE!

  1. Pick up a new free Show Guide or download our free Show App
  2. Look out for Titan the giant Robot in the avenues
  3. Sit in a huge new tractor or combine harvester!
  4. Climb a wall in the Military Zone
  5. Sample the very best of locally produced food, eat in or take away!
  6. Cuddle a Giant Rabbit or hold a day old chick
  7. Watch a heavy horse get plaited up for the show rings
  8. Meet a young farmer and watch them roll bales for fun!
  9. Enjoy a cold beer whilst sitting on the Adnams beach, with sand between your toes.
  10. See what the school children have created in the Schools Garden Competition
  11. Stroke the majestic Suffolk Punch Horses – and their cute foals too!
  12. Watch the Dog agility & then have a go with your own pooch!
  13. Take in the sight and smell of a Ransomes steam engine built in Ipswich 100 years ago
  14. Cheer on the Shetland Pony Grand National jockeys
  15. Play noughts and crosses with an underwater diver
  16. Find out what a career in Agriculture has to offer
  17. Watch sheep being shorn and learn about the different breeds
  18. Bring a picnic or sit in one of our new catering areas whilst listening to live music
  19. Watch gundogs working in and around the water
  20. See Bees working in a hive & all the honey tent has to offer
  21. See all the different Rabbit breeds up close.
  22. Watch students compete in the Suffolk Skills Zone
  23. Watch the Wye Valley Axemen competing in the new Forestry Ring
  24. Arrive early to see the Livestock being washed and blow dried ready for showing
  25. Watch top class showjumpers jump the Orwell Bridge, or a version of it!
  26. Get up close and personal with an Apache Helicopter and its pilot!!
  27. Be amazed by the floristry & displays in the Glasswells Flower & Garden Show
  28. Look out for some famous celebrities
  29. Stay late on the first night and enjoy the ‘Blues Brothers’ Tribute band & a drink or two
  30. Bring your dog and look round the new stands in the Dog Walk area
  31. Walk in Free if you are under 15
  32. Watch the thrilling Inter-Hunt Relay in the Collins Grand Ring this year
  33. Admire our livestock young handlers starting out in the show rings
  34. Stroll through the Hopkins Homes Art tent & out to the Sculpture garden.
  35. Sample and maybe buy some goodies in the Adnams Food Hall.
  36. Sit and relax at our Cookery Theatre and pick up new ideas to try at home
  37. Watch chainsaw carving at its very best
  38. Admire the Show Hunter judges trying out all those horses in the ECR Trinity Ring
  39. Watch the action in the Grand Ring and from around the show on the new Big Screen
  40. Join up to be a Young Farmer at the Udder Barn
  41. Watch goats climb the goat mountain
  42. Have a go at the Treasure Trail and win some great prizes for all the family
  43. Learn how to build and programme a robot with West Suffolk College
  44. Take a ride on the Landrover “Off Road” course, not for the feint hearted
  45. Make a pizza from scratch
  46. Have a go in a simulator
  47. Sit in a real WW1 ambulance or lorry
  48. Wear a VR headset in the BT tent to experience a view from a drone or racing car
  49. Milk a cow, or watch someone else doing it!!
  50. Check out the latest fashions on the pink carpeted 5th Avenue
  51. Sample your favourite tipple in the Greene King Eat Street
  52. Find out all about life in Suffolk 100 years ago in the Looking Back Display Area
  53. Visit the Lifestyle Pavilion for some great inspiration for the home
  54. See the rare sight of the stunning coaching teams of four horses
  55. Watch the ferret racing in the Clydesdale Bank Horse & Country Ring
  56. Be thrilled by the skills of the Boldog Lings motorbike display team in the Grand Ring
  57. Wander through ancient woodland and try hands on activities in our wildlife area
  58. Admire the stunning Show Gardens – the best outside of Chelsea
  59. Watch a thatcher at work
  60. Find one of our selfie boards for a funny photo with your friends
  61. Witness wonderful people from our Industry receive their long service awards
  62. Ask for directions from one of our 340 volunteer stewards, all dressed up!
  63. Don’t miss the sheep shed, lean over the pens and touch them too!
  64. Wander through the machinery lines and see what is on offer, it’s not just for farmers
  65. Chat to your local radio presenters
  66. Browse our 700 trade stands, everything from rural crafts to latest fashions
  67. Come on your bicycle for the free parking at the main Felixstowe Rd Entrance
  68. See the art of willow weaving alive and well
  69. Skip with the Skip Beatz guy in the Seckford Foundation Sports + Zone
  70. Watch Heavy Horses being ridden
  71. Admire the South Devon cattle at their special national classes this year
  72. Have a go at playing Foot-golf or Archery in the Sports + Zone
  73. Support the re-trained racehorse classes, giving them that second career
  74. Don’t miss the Grand Parade a spectacular display of all the Champions
  75. Watch Sheepdogs round up ducks.
  76. Stroke a calf, a lamb or a piglet – then wash your hands!
  77. Discover the work of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and meet their animals
  78. Watch the final of the Farming School of the Year competition – who will win?
  79. Cheer on the Skinners Petfoods Terrier racing in the President’s Ring
  80. Meet a Fireman and sit in a fire engine
  81. Visit the Women’s Institute and see what they have created this year
  82. Cheer on the Young Farmers Tug of War competition
  83. Ride a buggy if your feet get weary
  84. See (and smell!) horses being shod with freshly made shoes
  85. Chat to a soldier and discover what life is like in the forces
  86. Have a go on a mini-digger in the Farm Discovery Zone
  87. Try some Pilates or tension relaxation exercises in Sports +
  88. Tweet/Post/Message what you see, so that your friends know what they’re missing
  89. Stroke some hounds when they come out in the Parades in the Presidents Ring
  90. Learn how to ride side-saddle in the Horse & Country ring
  91. Have your face painted or go on a fairground ride
  92. Have a go on the ‘Air Drop’ in Sports + if you dare!!
  93. Try & balance on a slack line
  94. Watch the scurry teams racing against the clock
  95. Watch the local Mascot Derby – always hilarious fun
  96. Learn how the professionals climb huge trees with Easton & Otley College
  97. Visit the goat and pig tents and see the different breeds up close
  98. Learn how people cooked with rations and in a kitchen from 100 years ago
  99. Meet a farmer in the Farm Discovery Zone and ask him loads of questions
  100. Eat, drink and celebrate our great county!......Then rest