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Suffolk Show 2017: Crowds gather at Trinity Park for county’s ‘biggest day out’

PUBLISHED: 08:16 31 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:36 31 May 2017

Suffolk Show - Day One. Picture: MATT STOTT

Suffolk Show - Day One. Picture: MATT STOTT

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The Suffolk Show 2017 is officially underway at Trinity Park – with perfect weather predicted for both days.

More than 90,000 people are expected to enjoy the event, organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association.

Suffolk Show - Day One. Picture: MATT STOTTSuffolk Show - Day One. Picture: MATT STOTT

‘Suffolk’s biggest day out’ takes at Trinity Park on Wednesday and Thursday – boasting a bigger and better Flower and Garden Show, an impressive collection of vintage tractors, traditional fairground rides, and plenty of free have-a-go activities for all ages in the Suffolk Skills Zone, Sports Village and Military Zone.

Suffolk Show - Day One. Picture: MATT STOTTSuffolk Show - Day One. Picture: MATT STOTT

Other family-friendly highlights include performances from Atkinson Action Horses – the equine stars of the BBC’s Poldark – wowing crowds with high-energy stunts in the Grand Ring.

Suffolk Show - Day One. Picture: MATT STOTTSuffolk Show - Day One. Picture: MATT STOTT

More than a hundred artisan food and drink producers will showcase some of the best produce in the region, and there will be a chance to pick up the latest country fashion on Fifth Avenue.

Suffolk Show - Day One. Picture: MATT STOTTSuffolk Show - Day One. Picture: MATT STOTT

As always, animal attractions are also set to draw in the crowds, with international show jumping and traditional livestock competitions, including red poll cattle, Suffolk sheep and Suffolk punch horses.

Suffolk Show - Day One. Picture: MATT STOTTSuffolk Show - Day One. Picture: MATT STOTT

The Harris family, who arrived early from Kesgrave, said: “It’s a fun family day out, great for the kids. We got here nice and early to beat the traffic and it looks great so far.

Suffolk Show - Day One. Picture: MATT STOTTSuffolk Show - Day One. Picture: MATT STOTT

“We are looking forward to seeing the food tent. It has a great range of food and drink, like cheese and wine.

The Harris family, from Kesgrave: Mark Harris, 48, Helen, 36, Louise, six, and Daniel, 12. Picture: MATT STOTTThe Harris family, from Kesgrave: Mark Harris, 48, Helen, 36, Louise, six, and Daniel, 12. Picture: MATT STOTT

“Anyone who hasn’t been before, just come here and give it a try.”

Suffolk Show goers are in for two days of dry and warm weather, according to forecasts.

Meanwhile, new arrangements are in place at Trinity Park in a bid to improve traffic flow into parking areas.


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