A great day out – even if it rains

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SOUTH Suffolk Show organisers are run off their feet ensuring this year’s show will be the best ever – whatever the weather.

Everything about this year’s show, to be held on May 13 at Ampton Racecourse, near Ingham, will be bigger and better than ever before.

The site has been extended, allowing organisers to expand the food and craft halls and create a dedicated horse area.

South Suffolk Show secretary Geoff Bailes said: “There’s so many good things I do not know where to start.

“It will be an exceptional day out for the family.”

There will be a wide and diverse range of entertainment on the day including a death-defying motorcycle display team, a falconry show and a performance by the Bury St Edmunds cadet band.

As well as this, everything you could expect from an old-fashioned country show will be present including livestock classes, fairground rides and displays of vintage farm machinery and classic cars.

The extra space has allowed organisers to give trade, craft and food stalls extra space.

Demand for space for food stalls has been particularly high this year.

Mr Bailes said: “It really is the year of food at the South Suffolk Show the quality and standard will be something hard to beat elsewhere.”

Concerns that the poor weather has led to some of the country’s agricultural shows being cancelled were quelled by Mr Bailes who said that the South Suffolk Show had only ever been cancelled during the World Wars and the foot and mouth outbreak and he was very confident it would be going ahead this year.

Entrance is £10 for adults, £5 for children or £25 for a family.