Royal Norfolk Show
More than 80,000 people are expected to attend the Royal Norfolk Show, on Wednesday, 28 and Thursday, 29 June - and there will be plenty of new themes and highlights for them to enjoy this year at the country’s largest two-day agricultural show, one of only six Royal shows held in the UK.
All the traditional aspects of the how, such as horse and livestock championship classes, will be there, plus a wide range of food and drink stalls and demonstrations, and a vast selection of shopping stands and marquees.
New for 2017 is the Forestry and Wood Village, which will showcase skills and trades associated with the industry. The Broads Village will be back, with visitors able to discover more about the Broads National Park and try out activities on offer.
The Innovation Hub will be showing some of the exciting and dynamic research and development underway in Norfolk, with advances in agricultural science, technology and engineering. And the county’s arts will be celebrated with a showstopping performance by a ‘Choir of a Thousand’, which will come together from all parts of Norfolk to perform a specially commissioned piece of music under the baton of Mark De-Lisser of BBC’s The Voice. The music has been composed by Cheryl FrancesHoad and the words will have strong connections to Norfolk and its rural landscape.
A lovely photograph of sheepdog trials at the Royal Norfolk Show.
The Queen Mother visiting the heavy horses enclosure at the Royal Norfolk Show in 1954.
King George and Queen Elizabeth during their visit to the Norfolk Show in 1947, when it was held at Keswick Park.