Royal Nor­folk Show:

The Royal Nor­folk Show is al­most with us; two days of fun, spec­tac­u­lar sights and sounds and, we hope, sun­shine

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The big­gest event of the year!

The stage is set for the sum­mer’s big­gest oc­ca­sion – the Royal Nor­folk Show. Nor­folk’s flag­ship event is once again set to cel­e­brate the very best of food and drink, farm­ing and the coun­try­side, to­gether with ex­cit­ing and exclusive grand ring shows and live en­ter­tain­ment.

“The ex­cite­ment is al­ready build­ing for Nor­folk’s big cel­e­bra­tion,” says show di­rec­tor Mark Nicholas. “The show stands the test of time and this year vis­i­tors will en­joy an of­fer­ing fea­tur­ing the best of the county. The unique spec­ta­cle of live­stock show­ing is al­ways a top draw and a great way to show sup­port for our farm­ers.

“Be­yond this there is some­thing for every­one at our show – en­ter­tain­ment, food and drink pro­duce, re­tail, mu­sic, in­no­va­tion, discovery, land­scape, eques­trian events, crafts, hor­ti­cul­ture, art; the list is end­less.”

Show­go­ers are able to buy their tick­ets on­line now and this year they can save even more money thanks to the in­tro­duc­tion of free car park­ing when tick­ets are bought in ad­vance on­line.

As well as free park­ing there are a num­ber of other in­no­va­tions for 2018, in­clud­ing...

I Surf and Turf in the Ad­nams Food and Drink Ex­pe­ri­ence – The Art of Butch­ery will this year host ad­di­tional fish­mon­gery demon­stra­tions as part of the Field to Fork and Our Coast themes. Some of the county’s top butch­ers and fish­mon­gers will come to­gether to show you how to pre­pare the best meat and fish and be on hand to an­swer any ques­tions.

I Thanks to the pop­u­lar­ity of the Ad­nams Food and Drink Ex­pe­ri­ence, The Royal Nor­folk Show is set to ex­pand its ar­ti­san

food of­fer­ing by in­tro­duc­ing a new ex­pe­ri­ence to show­go­ers called ‘Flavours’.

The new food hub will be in the re­tail area and will fo­cus on top qual­ity lo­cal pro­duc­ers.

I Nor­folk Re­mem­bers is a unique First World War com­mem­o­ra­tion event – in its only dis­play in Nor­folk this year the ex­act replica of a First World War Mk IV tank will take cen­tre stage in the Grand Ring as part of a unique First World War com­mem­o­ra­tion event. The replica was built by daredevil speed­ster, Guy Martin and the Nor­folk Tank Mu­seum, as part of a Chan­nel 4 doc­u­men­tary to com­mem­o­rate the cen­te­nary of the war.

I The Adren­a­line Tour Quad Bike Stunt Show makes its de­but ap­pear­ance at the show. Watch in awe as this quad bike stunt team soar over 30ft high, per­form­ing breath-tak­ing aerial tricks in the Grand Ring.

I There is also a brand new hor­ti­cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence, headed up by gar­den con­sul­tant and writer Ellen Mary and sure to in­spire am­a­teur and pro­fes­sional gar­den­ers. The new area will fea­ture show gar­dens, school gar­dens, com­mu­nity and char­ity al­lot­ments with plot to plate demon­stra­tions, in­door and ur­ban gar­den­ing and daz­zling dis­plays of flower, fruit and veg­eta­bles from the Nor­folk and Nor­wich Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety.

Ev­ery year The Royal Nor­folk Show fo­cuses on three key themes to ex­pand the ap­peal for vis­i­tors, of­fer ad­di­tional plat­forms for busi­nesses and keep The Royal Nor­folk Show new, ex­cit­ing and fresh for all. This year’s key themes are Field to Fork, Our Coast and Well­be­ing.

Field to Fork will help vis­i­tors find out about the mas­sive con­tri­bu­tion that Nor­folk makes to food pro­duc­tion and will bind ev­ery­thing at the heart of show from in­no­va­tive agri­cul­ture to cel­e­brat­ing lo­cal food pro­duc­ers. With 90 miles of stun­ning coast­line, alive with a range of in­dus­tries, the theme, Our Coast, will pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about life on our coast and some of the amaz­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions which work there.

The UK has made great strides in high­light­ing the im­por­tance of men­tal health, Well­be­ing at the Show will con­tinue to spread pub­lic un­der­stand­ing about look­ing af­ter our­selves and build­ing com­mu­nity re­silience.

The part­ner­ship be­tween The Royal Nor­folk Show and Archant, pub­lish­ers of EDP Nor­folk mag­a­zine, to pro­duce the of­fi­cial show guide, is ex­tended for an­other year.

The free guide will be dis­trib­uted through the Eastern Daily Press prior to the show in June and will be packed with in­for­ma­tion, maps and of­fers to use ex­clu­sively at the show.

The Royal Nor­folk Show is on June 27 and 28.

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ABOVE LEFT: Fruity treats

BE­LOW LEFT: Best Dressed and Best Hat competitio­n win­ners Cyn­thia Penn, Eliamdro Felipeto and Hi­lary Jen­nings at the Royal Nor­folk Show 2017

ABOVE: Young han­dlers in the Live­stock Arena at the Royal Nor­folk Show

RIGHT: The King’s Troop Royal Horse Ar­tillery in the Grand Prix

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