Get set for the Royal Norfolk Show

Visitors to the much-loved celebration of Norfolk farming will have a chance to appreciate several special displays in the grand ring over the two days.

Get set for Norfolk's biggest family days out – the Royal Norfolk Show, on Wednesday and Thursday, June 29 and 30.

Visitors to the much-loved celebration of Norfolk farming will have a chance to appreciate several special displays in the grand ring over the two days.

It has taken more than two years of planning to stage Nelson's Farewell to Norfolk, which should prove a combination of fun and appropriate ceremony. Pageant Master Bruno Peek, who has worked closely with the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Assocation and local volunteers to bring an 80-strong costume cast into the grand ring.

While Nelson's pageant takes centre stage, it is a delight to welcome the long overdue return of the grand parade of prize-winning animals – representing dozens of breeds of farm animals. This is always a grand spectacle and a tribute to the show for encouraging so many breeders to take part.


You may also want to watch:


Show organisers will also welcome the visit by the Duke of York on Thursday, which continues the long association of the royal family with the show. He will tour the show and also present the long service awards including for working 70 years on the land.The show president, Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Graham James, is looking forward to enjoying “the two most memorable days of his life”.

There is an element of sadness at this year's show because it marks the last appearance of the Band of the Dragoon Guards, which has been based near Dereham since 1994. When the band takes part in the sunset display on Thursday evening, there may be a few signs of tears shed.

Most Read

t The showground opens at 8am

t Tickets (advance): adults £12.50, children (five-16) £5, under five free, senior citizens £10.50, registered disabled £12.50, carer £5, family ticket (two adults, three children) £32

t Tickets (on the gate): adults £15, children (five-16) £5, under five free, senior citizens £12, registered disabled £15, carer £5, family ticket (two adults, three children) £36, car parking (not available in advance) £5, motorbikes (no hard standing) £2, cycles free

t Dogs: Dogs are welcomed to the showground provided they are kept on leads. Dogs must not be left in cars. Dogs are not allowed into public eating places. Special bins are provided for dog litter. Members of the public with dogs please note you will not be allowed to take them into the dog show area – cages will be provided for your dogs while visiting the dog show.

t Cash machines: Two cash machines will be on site this year. One opposite the Vice-president's pavilion, and one by the toilet block in the Countryside Area on 1st Drive.

t Child Tagging: This facility, run by Young Citizens Guild, will be provided free of charge at each entrance gate for dogs, children and adults. This service is also available for school parties but must be booked in advance.

t For further details contact the show office: 01603 748 931

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus