114th Year – The Wayland Show, Sunday 7th August 2016
We’re looking forward to this year’s Wayland Show, here’s to what to expect. Maybe we’ll see you there?
The Wayland Agricultural Show, one of the UK’s longest running traditional agricultural shows in the UK, (now in its 144 the year), returns to Watton in Norfolk, from the new time of 9am on Sunday 7th August 2016, to provide families with a fun-filled, dynamic and educational day out in the Norfolk countryside.
“With a packed schedule of entertainment there’s something for everyone. This is countryside entertainment and education at its best – and even better, this family day out raises money for local charities in the area,” says Chairman Adrian Soskin.
He continues; “For our 2016 show, gates will be open from 9am to 5pm, which is an hour longer than in previous years. This provides more time to enjoy yourselves and even better value too!”
He adds: “Our highly successful and traditional agricultural and rural show continues to get better each year. You will able to get close to all the livestock that are competing on the day, and in addition enjoy the ever-growing equestrian sections, not to mention lots of entertainment in the main ring with all the exhibitors and shopping opportunities you could imagine. It will be a full day’s enjoyment for visitors of all ages, whatever your interests!”
The Allen and Page working hunter ring, by popular request made bigger this year, welcomes juniors this year and working cobs, novice and open working hunters and the ever popular RoR challenge. The Allen and Page inter-team Relay greets teams of three from any discipline, Pony Club, Riding Club, Hunt, yard or just a group of friends for a first prize of £300.This is a real crowd puller with our ever enthusiastic commentator encouraging the crowd to put their hands together and cheer on their chosen team.
NEW for 2016
The Phoenix Band of Pipes and Drums. The 2016 Wayland Show is the first public event where the band are playing with highland dancers and are very much looking forward to bringing this aspect of cultural difference to Norfolk. Since forming in Watton in early 2015, the Phoenix Pipes and Drums have gone from strength to strength within the local community, giving its members lots of opportunities to play all over the country and beyond.
The Kangaroo Kids. This stunt show is presented by Australia’s Matt Coulter and Paul Hannam, famous for breaking many Guinness Book of Records stunts on their quad bikes. The show will include stunts using specially fitted quad-bikes and will finish the show with a spectacular jump over anything that is put in their path, be it cars, trucks or tractors.
Norwich District and Goat Club. Attending for the first time, this club will be bringing a selection of goats of different breeds including milkers, goatlings and kids. Children will be able to take part in bottle feeding kids and grooming and there will be milking and hoof trimming demonstrations.
The Shopping Village. For 2016, this has replaced the Arts and Crafts Marquee and will provide an array of retail therapy from local producers.
The traditional livestock competitions will be taking place with sheep, pigs, fur & feather and cattle all lining up to be judged.
Animal lovers are in for more treats with appearances from the Mid Norfolk Gun Dog display and also theWest Norfolk Fox Hounds. Also look out for the equestrian competitions throughout the day including the unique and very exciting Allen & Page Inter-team Relay.
The Health & Wellbeing Marquee, supported by Total Health Pharmacy will offer five zones which will include health, spiritual, active, creative and performance.
Look out for the annual Taste of Norfolk, Fur & Feather, Horticulture and Home Crafts and Bakingmarquees, vintage tractors and classic car vehicles and the many trade displays will ensure an unmissable day out.
Don’t miss the unique end-of-show competition between the champion pig, horse, sheep, rabbit, cattle and fowl Champion of Champions which will receive the Norman Sculfer Memorial silver salver, plus £250 kindly sponsored by Wayland Farms Limited. (The 2015 Champion of Champions prize was won by Hope, a Lincoln Red owned by Emerson and Loveday).
Prices: Ticket prices are: Adults (17+) £15 or £11 online. Children (5-16) £5 or £4 online. Under 5s free. Concessions £12 or £9 online. Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £35 or £26 online. Car parking is free.
The Wayland Show takes place at Brandon Road, Watton in Norfolk. SatNav users should use IP25 6NG.
For more information visit www.waylandshow.com or follow @WaylandShow on twitter #Wayland144years
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