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