Beat the rush!
Avoid the traffic by arriving early and experience the sights and sounds of the show before anyone else. Grab a bacon roll and cup of coffee from one of the many coffee bars and watch the sun rise over the showground!
Grab a bargain!
Now you’re ready to be first to pick up many of the shopping bargains that can be found at the show – so head for the new shopping area along Royal square on Second Drive and treat yourself so something special whether it’s a new bag, a new pair of shoes or even a new piece of gardening equipment.
10am – 11am
Around the showground!
Time to explore the showground but planning is everything at the show so make sure you book up for a treat in the form of afternoon tea – the Norfolk in Harmony marquee will be hosting tea from the City College Norwich students with a delicious collection of cakes, sandwiches and of course tea!
The flower and garden show will be in full bloom where you can get inspiration for your very own garden and pick up some planters.
Or don’t forget to check out the schedule for the Grand Ring which this year includes The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery – a jaw dropping display of power and precision and the only appearance this year by the Troop, outside of London. The RAF Falcons Parachute Display team will be dropping in at 11am
11am – 1pm
Food and drink!
Refreshment time! Woodfordes will be unveiling their guest ale and you’ll be able to get a free half pint if you keep hold of your Official Show Guide.
The Art of Butchery demonstrations will be back for a second year. Held in the Food Hall, local butchers and farmers will be on stage providing lots of information on beef, pig, lamb, deer and quail. Not to be missed is the butchery competition and a Meat Box Auction both days. Proceeds from the Meat Box Auction will go towards YARNA (You Are Not Alone)- The Royal Norfolk Show Presidents chosen charity. YARNA provides help for those in farming and rural life.
With hundreds of local food producers, the Adnams Food and Drink Experience is the place to head if you are after local delicacies.
Jimmy Doherty will be taking part on the Grow It, Cook It, Eat It stage and Kate Barmby from The Great British Bake off fame will be there too.
1pm – 3pm
Arts, Countryside and Grand Ring!
Celebrate the arts with a stroll around the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, this is their first time at the show and will be exhibiting paintings and sculptures. If you’d like to get your hands on a masterpiece the Arnold Keys art auction at 3pm is not to be missed.
Or take a trip to the Countryside area to see a host of events and experiences including pig racing, fly fishing and wood carving. You might also want to head over to the Grand Ring and take a seat to view the Grand Parade of Cattle and Shire Horses at 4:30pm.
3pm – 5pm
Music and fashion!
The new Royal Square is the ideal place to meet up with friends and family. The Jarrold Fashion Show will be taking place on the hour both days with singer Dale Bullimore providing entertainment between the shows. Buy the fashion straight from the catwalk with at least 50% off on many items. Relax with a drink in hand and have a look around the shops for a treat for yourself or a gift or two.
5pm – 7pm
Back to the Grand Ring for the finale to the day which includes Scurry Driving, the RAF Falcons Parachute Display team and the King’s Troop.
Then on the Wednesday of the show relax into the evening at the bandstand with a glass of Pimms and listen to Stone Soda, a Norwich-based band.
Timings may vary and are subject to change