Showing off Suffolk at its glorious best

Show director David Nunn with a Southdown sheep.
Show director David Nunn with a Southdown sheep.
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Sheep, military helicopters, fine food, designer clothes, and Suffolk Punch horses will be among the cornucopia of attractions at this year’s Suffolk Show.

Trinity Park, Ipswich, will host the 182nd Suffolk Show, on May 29 and 30.

Show executive director Christopher Bushby, said: “The Suffolk Show is a celebration of the county.

“This year the show, on paper, looks to be one of the best we have ever staged.”

The Grand Ring will host equine events, welcoming Olympic bronze medallist Sharon Ann Hunt.

She will share the programme with a military display by the 23rd engineers and a motocross team performing death defying jumps.

Elsewhere in the showground both Adnams and Greene King will host local food producers, while Suffolk Sport keep children active.

Sheep have been placed in the spotlight this year and Suffolk schoolchildren will be among those helping to showcase them at their very best.

Last year strong winds caused the second day to be cancelled, for the first time in the show’s history, which organisers said has revitalised interest in the event.

Mr Bushby said this year exhibitors had ‘raised their game’.

“People can come, have fun, be well entertained and get their hands dirty.” He said.