Get the umbrella ready for Suffolk Show

THOUSANDS of Suffolk Show visitors have been advised by forecasters today to take an “umbrella” to the two day event.As the county prepares for on of the biggest events of the year, the weather outlook remains mixed with the possibility of showers.

THOUSANDS of Suffolk Show visitors have been advised by forecasters today to take an “umbrella” to the two day event.

As the county prepares for on of the biggest events of the year, the weather outlook remains mixed with the possibility of showers.

Star weatherman ken Blowers said temperatures would be around the 74F(23C) mark.

He said: “The good news is that it is getting warmer but we are in an unsettled period over the show period. There will be bright or sunny spells but also there will be some showers.

“Perhaps the showground will get them, perhaps it won't, my advice is to take an umbrella.”

With more than 700 trade stands, 670 livestock and equine classes, displays, demonstrations, food and drink, grand parades and a visit from the Duchess of Gloucester, organisers are predicting a “bigger than ever” show.

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The show will also include family favourites such as the Children's Farmyard, SGR FM Interactive Sports Village, Helter Skelter and Big Wheel.

Traditional rural demonstrations include horse shoeing, thatching and sheep shearing and the Suffolk Horse Working Demonstration, staged by the Suffolk Horse Society.

And there will be a model gardens and flower show featuring up to 30 exhibitors.

A 15ft high Flower Tower planted with mixed variegated Ipatiens (busy lizzie), will be launched at the show by Suffolk-based seed merchants Thompson and Morgan.

And the Suffolk Partnership with Older People (POP) will launch this year's Year of Opportunity” at the show at stand 602.

Councillor Graham Newman, who has responsibility for Suffolk County Council's adult and community services, will host the event and cut a celebratory cake at 11am tomorrow . There will be yoga and Tai Chi/Qi-Gong demonstrations and a competition will be run throughout the show.

Fine art students from University Campus Suffolk will be showcasing their talent at this year's Suffolk Show in the UCS marquee.

On the day tickets are £16 for adults and £6 for children. Car parking is £5. A family ticket is £40 for two adults and two children.

Are you a fan of the Suffolk Show? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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