Suffolk Show 2020: 100-day countdown begins to the county’s biggest day out
The countdown has officially begun for this year’s Suffolk Show with just 100 days to go until crowds gather for the two-day spectacular at Trinity Park in Ipswich. The Suffolk Show, which recently won Best County/Agricultural Show of the Year at the national Showing Council Awards, will return on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 May with new attractions, exciting displays and free activities for the whole family.
The Suffolk Show is the county’s biggest day out, organised by registered charity Suffolk Agricultural Association, which attracts around 90,000 visitors over two action-packed days each year. The event is a huge celebration of Suffolk with food, farming and agriculture at its core.
While this year’s Suffolk Show will see many familiar favourites return, such as the popular Seckford Foundation Sports+ area, mighty Military Zone and stunning Glasswells Flower and Garden Show, 2020 also promises lots of new attractions to explore. In the Real-Life Superheroes area, visitors can learn about the fantastic work of our county’s emergency services, from air ambulance to coastguard, as well as meeting the police dogs following their new displays in the President’s Ring on Wednesday and Bucklesham Ring on Thursday.
This year, the Adnams Food and Drink Experience will have a special focus on supporting small Suffolk-based food and drink producers. The food variety will be bigger and better than ever, with opportunities to meet more than 80 local producers of the county’s finest food and drink, as well as hearing expert demonstrations from top local chefs in the Cookery Theatre, now situated within the main Adnams Food and Drink Experience marquee.
In the Collins Grand Ring, visitors will be treated to two adrenaline-fuelled performances from the Red Devils who wowed crowds last year with their incredible parachute display.
A key theme for this year’s Suffolk Show is the Suffolk Trinity, with more exhibits and a special focus on the county’s famous breeds including the black faced Suffolk Sheep, Red Poll Cattle and the endangered Suffolk Punch horse.
Bruce Kerr is the new Suffolk Show Director this year, taking the reins from Bee Kemball after her three years at the helm.
Bruce said: “It is incredibly exciting to launch the 100-day countdown to this year’s Suffolk Show, and I am thrilled to be working alongside such a huge team of organisers and volunteers to build on Bee’s success as Show Director. As soon as gates closed at last year’s Show, we were busy planning the 2020 event with new ideas and action-packed activities for all ages to enjoy.
“The Suffolk Show is a fantastic celebration of all that makes our county great, and I look forward to welcoming visitors as we open the gates at Trinity Park on 27 and 28 May.”
Early bird tickets for this year’s Suffolk Show are now on sale at £24 per adult (saving £5 per ticket if purchased before midnight 15 May) while children aged under 15 will once again receive free entry. For more information and to book tickets visit www.suffolkshow.co.uk.