Crowds roll up for Fling

Thousands of rolls will be baked tonight to feed record crowds at the EDP's seventh annual Spring Fling at the Norfolk showground tomorrow. More than 4,300 children and parents will enjoy a taste of food, the countryside and farming as more than 60 groups and organisations stage demonstrations and displays.

Thousands of rolls will be baked tonight to feed record crowds at the EDP's seventh annual Spring Fling at the Norfolk showground tomorrow.

More than 4,300 children and parents will enjoy a taste of food, the countryside and farming as more than 60 groups and organisations stage demonstrations and displays.

The sell-out event is aimed at children, aged between four and 14, who will be able to enjoy tractor and trailer rides around the showground, as well as tucking into a hog roast lunch and a drink.

Baker Norman Olley, of North Elmham, and a 20-strong catering team, headed by hog roast specialist and farmer Peter Lilwall, of Whitwell, near Reepham, will feed the visitors.

The event – the theme of which is taste – will also invite visitors to explore the connection between taste and smell with the Norwich Bio-Science Institute. Norfolk Women's Institute members, led by press officer Frances Mobbs, will make pea-flavoured fudge, ice cream and smoothies from Exclusively East Anglian milk, produced on local farms.

Other attractions include hatching chicks, pigeons, fancy rats and farm animals, plus Richard Savory's Norfolk sheep show.

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The event is a sell-out and no tickets will be sold on the gate.