Royal Norfolk Show 2019 – all you need to know
- Credit: Archant
The Royal Norfolk Show 2019 takes place on June 26 and 27, offering two days filled with fantastic sights, sounds, smells and tastes – and to ensure your visit is action-packed, here's all you need to know.
The Grand Ring
The Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show will be packed with exciting displays, top class equestrian events and the Grand Parade of livestock and horses. Highlights for 2019 include the return of the impressive Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, a parade of Rolls Royce motorcars, a pageant by the Norfolk branch of the National Farmers' Union telling the story of farming in Norfolk since 1919, and the ever-popular RAF Falcons.
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The Royal Norfolk Show welcomes many local food and drink producers who use great local ingredients to make delicious cheese, tasty fudge, tangy chutney and fruity ale.
The Adnams Food and Drink Experience and Flavours Food Hub offers a range of tastes from over 100 producers. There's also a Food Creche to ensure your new purchases stay cool and fresh throughout the day, ready for when you take them home.
Live music will offer the perfect soundtrack to the Royal Norfolk Show. Building on last year's successful midsummer evening programme, the show will again stay open later. Head to the Woodland Area, where the Sunset Sounds line-up includes Morganway with Skerryvore, Sam Coe and the Long Shadows and Lucy Grubb.
Down on the farm
From big beast farm machinery and some of the largest cattle in the land to rare breeds and world class showjumping, the Royal Norfolk Show's farming, livestock and equine programme will be as busy as ever.
The show offers many opportunities to engage with local farming, including Mr Mawkin's Farm where you can meet over 30 different British rare and native breeds of horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry, and the Innovation Hub where you can learn what the future of farming holds.
Horticulture highlights include the Norfolk and Norwich Horticultural Society Show, expert-led trade stands and inspiring show gardens from local designers, schools and organisations. There is also a varied programme of entertainment on the Norfolk Growing Stage, and a chance to relax in the garden café.
The Royal Norfolk Show is a great place to experience everything that is local - by supporting local farmers, football teams, charities and communities. One of the themes for this year's show is 'Tourism in the region', and you will find many organisations promoting why Norfolk is the best place to enjoy a vacation (or staycation!)
Don't miss the Jarrold Fashion Show or the Art Gallery too.
Countryside, The Broads and forestry areas
Why not paddle a canoe, shoot an arrow, or learn a woodland craft?
Look out for the horse logging display and see the farriers and blacksmiths in competition in the Forestry and Countryside area. Meanwhile, the Countryside Arena offers a great programme of entertainment including pig racing, falconry and ferret displays and the dog agility show.
Adult: £22 advance, £26 on the gate
Two-day adult: £34 (online only)
Child: (5-16) £8 advance, £11 on the gate
Concession: (65+, student, disabled) £18 advance, £23 on the gate
Family: (2 adults 3 children) £49 advance, £63 on the gate
Carer: £11 advance, £13 on the day
Car parking: £6 per vehicle but you can receive a free car parking pass with every online purchase
Evening ticket: adult £10, concessions £5
Where to buy:
Anglia Farmers, Honingham
Archant, Prospect House, Norwich
Sainsbury's, Great Yarmouth
Sainsbury's, Pound Lane
Tourist Information Centre, The Forum, Norwich
HOW TO GET TO THE SHOW
By car - The Royal Norfolk Show is held at the Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR5 0TT. It's easy to get to - just off the A47 Norwich Southern Bypass at the A1074 junction (Longwater interchange). The route will be well signposted on all major roads in the area.
By public transport - For full details of the bus services to the showground, please visit www.firstgroup.com/norfolk-suffolk/ www.konectbus.co.uk
By taxi - Taxi drop off is available at the King George VI Gate on Dereham Road, NR5 0TT.
For more information visit www.royalnorfolkshow.co.uk