Aylsham Show ready to welcome thousands from town and country at Blickling on Monday
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East Anglia's largest one-day agricultural show, returns to the Blickling Park on Bank Holiday Monday.
The Aylsham Show is in its 69th year and provides a celebration of rural life which attracts 15,000 from across town and country.
Held over 70 acres in front of the picturesque backdrop of Blickling Hall and the historic park's large lake, it will include livestock judging, daredevil stunts, a Battle of Britain memorial flight, children's activities including a sack race, tug of war and fancy dress competition, as well as art and flower exhibitions.
Locally-produced food and drink is also a big draw of the show and visitors will be able see chefs at work as well sample gastronomic treats from across the county.
A new attraction this year marks 50 years of Maris Otter malting barley being grown in Britain.
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And to celebrate micro-breweries have produced their own ales from the crop which will be available to judge in the food and drink marquee all day.
The winner will be crowned the showstopper beer.
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Another new feature this year is camel racing, taking place in the main arena at 1pm.
The winners of the Norfolk Hero Food and Drink Awards will also be announced in the food and drink marquee at 11.30am.
Chris Self, show secretary, said: 'People come to have a good day out. It attracts a good cross section of people from the country and the city.'
Gates for the show open at 8am and close at 5.45pm. Visitors can bring their own picnics to the event.
Discount tickets, bought beforehand, cost £12 for adults over 16 or £15 on the gate. It is free for children under 16 as is parking.
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