Thank you for making the Royal Norfolk Show 2015 such a success. We appreciate your support. We are a non-profit organisation and thank all the volunteers who made the Show special. We hope you all enjoyed spending some of your summer at the Show. And we enjoyed reading all your Facebook posts and Tweets telling us what you liked at the Show. See some highlights on the Show pages.
Watch, eat, play, learn, shop,stay cool, relax! It was our mantra!
Everyone enjoyed the agricultural and livestock displays. It was an amazing line-up featuring 3,000 animals and lots of humans too!
The highlights of the 80 hours of action included the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment Musical Ride, Band of The Queen’s Division, RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, Scurry Driving, the Parade of Hounds plus the Showjumping events. The racing pigs from Church Farm Stow Bardolph were popular with young and old visitors alike. The commentary by Paul Furness was as entertaining as the race.
The 80 food exhibitor stands and the 15 top Norfolk chefs who were performing in the cookery theatre at the Adnams Food and Drink Experience enjoyed meeting the audiences and all who sampled their local produce. The other eateries and food courts throughout the show ground were popular despite the hot weather. The picnic areas were well used as visitors drifted towards shady spots.
At the Garage Music stage, on the Vintage Fairground people listened to music from jazz to rock at the Bandstand. There was non-stop music throughout the show and the evening set played by the Joe Ringer band was appreciated by those who wanted to extend their day and relax.
The Discovery Zone and was full of school children and other young visitors and their families who were keen to learn more about food and farming. The Talk Tent, attracted appreciative audiences who listened intently to the inspiring speakers and diverse range of subjects including an appearance by the Rambert Dance Company.
Two days of catwalk shows, fabulous fashion and beauty and a personal stylist service ensured a steady stream of visitors to the Jarrold stand. Hats sold well as people perused the 687 stands, which were selling everything from original arts and crafts, farm and agricultural machinery, cars, food and drink, clothing, jewellery, insurance products, horticultural and gardening products, furniture and homeware products, pet paraphernalia, sports equipment, club memberships, property consultancy, photography, glamping pods, and fishing equipment. The two personal stylists at the fashion shows for both men and women were in demand. The clothes from the catwalks were sold at the end of the Show and were very popular with bargain hunters.
Visitors did take the opportunity to stay a little longer, on Wednesday evening. It was a chance to enjoy a drink at the bar and make the most of the weather and miss heavy traffic homeward bound. The Joe Ringer Band played a supreme set from 7.30pm-10pm.
So that was Showtime for this year! The team never stops – planning for the next Show!