December 10 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 23, 2013
The Aylsham Show, a favourite family event on Norfolk’s summer calendar, is all set to welcome an estimated 18,000 visitors this bank holiday Monday, August 26.
The agricultural show, held in the Blickling Estate grounds from 8.30am to 6.30pm, is once again offering a packed programme of attractions.
And show secretary Chris Self said the forecast - sunny with a slight breeze - promised “perfect show weather.”
New this year will be displays by the Eastern Shotokan Karate Association. Main ring events include heavy horses, a children’s fancy dress competition with an Olympic theme and displays by The Parachute Regiment Band, and the Royal Signals’ motorcycle team, the White Helmets.
There will also be birds of prey to admire, a children’s sack race, parade by the Norfolk Norfolk Harriers, and of vintage farm vehicles, and at 2.30pm the Battle of Britain memorial flight, featuring a Lancaster bomber, Hurricane and Spitfire, will fly over the grounds and the National Trust’s magnificent Blickling Hall.
And, of course, there will be all the usual livestock competing for prizes and the admiration of show-goers.
Mr Self urged anyone who had not yet decided what to do with the family on Monday to take them along. Adult tickets cost £13 each and accompanied children under 16 were free, as was parking.
“I can’t think of a better value family day out - all that for £26 for mum and dad and there’s so much for children to do, including the famous tug-of-war contest,” Mr Self added.
This year would also see an improved, fast-track entry system for those who had bought advance tickets, and more helpers with car parking.
During the morning, winners of this year’s Aylsham Show Local Food Hero awards will be presented with their honours.
■ Don’t miss Tuesday’s EDP for a four-page Aylsham Show special.
■ Visit: www.theaylshamshow.co.uk for more information