Royal Norfolk Show @ Norwich (30 June – 1 July)

The country’s biggest two-day agricultural show, with attendance figures of 97,275 in 2009, is held at the Norfolk Showground near Norwich in late June, and includes sheep shows with shearing displays, and farriery demonstrations.

There is a full range of prize schedules for all classes of livestock and horses. Trade stands display agricultural equipment, machinery and services, as well as showcasing the work of environmental groups, local charities and voluntary groups. There are many educational exhibits.

There is also a range of foods available in the food hall, and cookery demonstrations. The Gardeners’ Show and the Dog Show are ever-popular, and there is an impressive array of displays and demonstrations (for example horse riding, heavy horse handling, sheep handling).

Children’s activities include an inflatable football pitch, Punch and Judy, and dancing and martial arts displays from local schools and youth groups,

A parade of the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery is one of the show’s many highlights.

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