Top 5 Country Shows
Celebrate our our region’s agriculture and produce with a day out at one of these country fairs
31 May – 1 June, The Suffolk Show, Trinity Park, Ipswich, Suffolk
The annual show celebrates agriculture and farming life. Its renowned for its grand ring displays, amazing animals, spectacular show jumping and local produce. There’s also a dedicated shopping area with fashion from local boutiques, crafts and homeaware.
Highlights: Shetland Pony Grand National and cookery theatre
4 June, The Cambridgeshire County Show, Wimpole Home Farm, Cambs
This year the show celebrates its 18th anniversary. With its roots firmly in agriculture and the rural community, the classic country show offers an exciting day of traditional crafts, livestock, food hall, rural crafts, displays, vintage tractors, fairground and ring events.
Highlights: Jason Smyth Adrenaline Tour
6 August, The Wayland Show, Watton, Norfolk
One of the UK’s longest running traditional agricultural shows in the UK, it provides families with a fun-filled, dynamic and educational day out in the Norfolk countryside. With a new start time of 9am, this year features music, the Imps Motorcycle Display Team, livestock competitions, and shopping.
Highlights: The Lamb National, Taste of Norfolk Marquee and Fun Dog Show.
12-13 August Steam, Crafts & Country Life Fair, Knebworth House, Herts
There will be something for everyone; Steam & other Vintage Vehicles, children’s entertainers and circus workshops, plus rustic crafts, gifts and food marquees and trade stands. On the Sunday the event will host the Companion Dog Show – bring along a canine friend and have a go!
15-17 September, The Bedfordshire Steam Fair, Shuttleworth, Biggleswade, Beds
The annual Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre attracts over 20,000 visitors each year. The Bedford Steam Engine Preservation Society aims to give an insight into the country life at the turn of the 20th Century when steam was in its hey day. Many working demonstrations are taking place wherever you may care to roam on the 400 acre site.