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Plenty of family fun at Framlingham Country Show this weekend – will you be there?

PUBLISHED: 09:39 07 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:39 07 April 2017

Horsemanship and falconry displays will be one of the big ring features at the Framlingham Country Show this weekend

Horsemanship and falconry displays will be one of the big ring features at the Framlingham Country Show this weekend

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More than 10,000 visitors are expected to enjoy the Framlingham Country Show on Saturday and Sunday.

Adam Jenkins demonstrates archery in the shadow of Framlingham Castle at the Framlingham Country Show. Picture: SIMON PARKERAdam Jenkins demonstrates archery in the shadow of Framlingham Castle at the Framlingham Country Show. Picture: SIMON PARKER

The show, organised by Classic Festivals, takes place in the grounds of Framlingham College, College Road, from 10am to 5pm both days, and features a wide range of attractions.

These include a dog festival packed with activities, children’s events, food and crafts stalls, living history, vehicle displays, and demonstrations.

Celebrity chef Alan Coxon, author of six books and ranked among the Top 10 TV Chefs of the world by BBC world viewers, will be among those giving cookery demonstrations, along with Claudio Bincoletto – Italian chef and forager – and Mary Pannapara, who will be exploring her Indian culinary roots, and Peter Harrison, who has nearly 30 years restaurant experience.

Ring displays include Shetland ponies, World of Wings, Horseback Falconry, a motorbike stunt team, fly fishing, sheep racing, and the chance to find out about reptiles.

Jane Jennifer making a basket from English Willow at the Framlingham Country Show. Picture: SIMON PARKERJane Jennifer making a basket from English Willow at the Framlingham Country Show. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Those going along will also have the opportunity to win a ride through beautiful wooded valleys on white horses and to fly hawks. The prize, donated by horesmanship and falconry expert Jonathan Marshall, is part of a silent auction in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice.

The winners will enjoy a three-hour experience meeting Lusitano and Andalusian horses and birds of prey and see them performing classical dressage and Spanish high schooling moves, before the ride and flying hawks to a gloved hand.

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