East Anglia: Royal Norfolk Show 2013 is launched

RNAA Chief Executive Greg Smith, RNAA Chairman Sir Nicholas Bacon, 2013 RNAA President Jake Humphrey

RNAA Chief Executive Greg Smith, RNAA Chairman Sir Nicholas Bacon, 2013 RNAA President Jake Humphrey and Royal Norfolk Show Director Julian Taylor - Credit: Archant

Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) President, Jake Humphrey, has officially launched the Royal Norfolk Show 26th – 27th June 2013, by introducing a number of new and unique attractions at the county’s largest annual event. Now in its 166th year, the Royal Norfolk Show will open its gates to visitors at the Costessey showground, with prices held at 2012 levels.

New for 2013 will be a unique Rare Breeds Village which celebrates 40 years of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Visitors to the Show will see 40 individual breeds of livestock from sheep, cattle, horses, pigs, goats and poultry, representing the United Kingdom’s rarest native breeds and listed on the 2013 ‘watch list’.

The ‘Best of Norfolk Marquee’ is another new attraction for this year’s Show and will feature some of Norfolk’s best local producers from crafts and furniture through to hats, children’s fashion, furniture, plants and much more.

RNAA President, Jake Humphrey launched the 2013 Show saying:

“I have spent many school trips wandering around the Royal Norfolk Show over the years and I can’t wait to attend as President, and put my own stamp on this year’s event. I encourage everyone to explore as many square feet of the Showground as is physically possible because I am certain you will be surprised, educated and entertained at what promises to be the best Royal Norfolk Show ever!”

RNAA Chief Executive, Greg Smith said:.“The Royal Norfolk Show is the County’s biggest shop window; displaying tantalising food, produce and crafts. It’s the greatest family day out of the year and with ticket and parking prices frozen at 2012 levels we think its unbeatable value.

“At this year’s Royal Norfolk Show we have an enviable display of livestock and horses, a first-class cookery theatre, hotly anticipated Grand Ring entertainment and inspiring educational and careers trails. We also have the YO.LK area - for Young Folk of Norfolk - featuring sport, music and live entertainment. And for our region’s businesses, the Royal Norfolk Show offers an unparalleled opportunity to meet and entertain customers and to court potential trade.”