Crowds arrive early for Suffolk Show

FAMILIES were today enjoying the start of what is set to be a fantastic Suffolk Show, with many arriving early to beat the heavy traffic.Organisers have promised this year's show will be bigger and better than ever, packed with entertainment throughout both days.

FAMILIES were today enjoying the start of what is set to be a fantastic Suffolk Show, with many arriving early to beat the heavy traffic.

Organisers have promised this year's show will be bigger and better than ever, packed with entertainment throughout both days.

There will be exciting demonstrations and competitions in the Grand Ring, interesting exhibitions and displays on the trade stands, delicious food and drink and the enormously popular Vintage Fun Fair.

Jim Lewis, who, along with wife Rachel and their young baby daughter, arrived with the first show-goers today, said the event was a chance to catch up with old friends.

Mr Lewis, a car salesman from Ipswich, said: “The Suffolk Show is fantastic and we try to come most years.

“It's a chance to see old friends and for me this show is what our county is all about, celebrating local businesses, our farmers and food producers.

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“We are particularly looking forward to seeing the trade stands and the animals.”

Paul Vincent, from Hertfordshire, has come to the show with friends who live in the county.

He said: “I've never been before but I'm hoping for a good day.

“The traffic was fairly heavy first thing but the weather is looking so much better than the bank holiday and I'm hoping the showers keep off.”

Other show-goers said they were particularly looking forward to seeing the crafts produced in Suffolk.

There are 670 livestock and equine classes competing for more than £70,000 in prize money.

There are also more than 700 trade stands to visit, including fashion retailers, garden specialists, craftspeople, food and drink producers.

Highlights also include the Equimax Metropolitan Police Activity Ride, featuring 80 jumps and horses leaping through fire and a paper wall.

There is also the SGR FM Interactive Sports Village, where Suffolk Sport will be promoting active recreation and healthy lifestyles.

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