10 things you didn’t know about the Aylsham Show

Aylsham Show 2016. The sack race.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Aylsham Show 2016. The sack race. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

• Attracting up to 17,000 visitors, it is the biggest one-day agricultural show in East Anglia.

• This year's show President is John Wootten, whose grandfather farmed at Horsham St Faith. He has been involved in the organisation of Blickling Proms.

• Main ring attractions this year include appearances from The Red Devils parachute display team, made up entirely of serving soldiers.

• There will also be displays from Elaine Hill Sheepdogs, Heavy Horses, Starting Handle Club North Norfolk Harriers and Jason Smyth Quad Bike Stunt Show.

• There are a number of special events just for children at the family fun day including a fancy dress competition, tug of war and Black Sheep Children's sack race.


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• The food and farming area will have competitions, displays, information and cookery demonstrations. There will also be a food hall and Showstoppers Beer Inn.

• Currently scheduled for 3pm, the Grand Parade is a wonderful opportunity to see many of the animals judged during the morning on parade in the main ring.

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• Sideshows and exhibitions include classic cars, Fakenham Bowmen, a jazz marching band, Norfolk Dog Training Society and Norfolk Poultry Club.

• After a successful summer event, las year's Aylsham Show gave away around £30,000 to local good causes and charities.

• Tickets can be purchased for £15 each on show day at the main entrance. Accompanied children aged 16 and under are admitted free and car parking is free.

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