Framlingham Country Show preview

It's the Framlingham Country Show this weekend. Photo: Contributed

It's the Framlingham Country Show this weekend. Photo: Contributed - Credit: Archant

The Framlingham Country Show returns to Framlingham College this Saturday and Sunday. Running 10am-5pm both days, there’s plenty to enjoy.

Britain's Got Talent finalist Dima and his dancing dogs will be making an appearance. Photo: Contrib

Britain's Got Talent finalist Dima and his dancing dogs will be making an appearance. Photo: Contributed - Credit: Archant

DISPLAYS

• Dima and his dancing dogs

Britain’s Got Talent finalist Dima is known as the dog whisperer of north London. Watching him work with his dancing dogs in the show ring you’ll see why.You’ll often see him on TV and at the UK’s biggest dog shows and festivals and his private clients include many celebrities, casting agencies, film companies, police and various charities and rescue organisations. He has more than 35 years experience as a dog training instructor and his Good Boy Dog School provides everything from individual and group training classes to group dog walking.

• Jonathan Marshall combines ancient horsemanship skills with the medieval art of falconry. Watch stallions perform classical dressage and Spanish high school moves while the birds of prey dive, roll and stoop at more than 100mph as they chase a swung lure and fly right through the horses legs.

So will chef Alan Coxon. Photo: Contributed

So will chef Alan Coxon. Photo: Contributed - Credit: Archant


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• K&H Falconry, featuring Karsten Bulner and his team of rescued hawks, eagles, owls and falcons; make for an interesting display.

• Hayley The Fire Queen and Son

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Breath-taking feats including wheelies, big ramp jumps and a fire ride from three times British Motocross Champion, seven times Weston Beach Race winner and top female motorcycle stunt rider Hayley and her team.

• Rural crafters, crafts and young entrepreneurs featuring everything from stickmakers and woodturners to potters and cottage industry crafts.

There will be plenty of thrills and hopefully no spills. Photo: Contributed

There will be plenty of thrills and hopefully no spills. Photo: Contributed - Credit: Archant

• The living hisory camp is new this year is t find out what life was like for the people who lived in 1415. Listen to their stories, try their food or have a go at spinning some wool, forging and cooking. You can also meet Now Stike Archery, whose aim is to make history fun.

FOOD

• The food and drink festival is an event within an event, sample treats from East Anglian producers including Munchy Seeds, Musks Sausages, Hill Farm Oils, Syms, Powters, Mary Pannapara, the Tiny Tipple Company, 55 and above Vodka, Greene King and more.

The show also includes the festival of dogs and canine display teams. Photo: Contributed

The show also includes the festival of dogs and canine display teams. Photo: Contributed - Credit: Archant

• Celebrity chef Alan Coxon

Alan is one of several celebrity and local chefs at the show. He’s a world-renowned chef, cookbook author and TV presenter with more than 1,250 TV shows and global appearences to his name. Ranked among the top 10 TV chefs of the world by BBC world viewers, he’s cooked for kings, queens and celebrities.

FESTIVALS OF DOGS

You can also watch birds of prey take flight. Photo: Contributed

You can also watch birds of prey take flight. Photo: Contributed - Credit: Archant

• Fun Dog Show with more than 22 classes both days plus Dogs Have Got Talent, agility displays and have a go from local Paws of Parham Dog Training Team, Chase the Bunny, scurry, breeds, talks, doggie bingo, sniff and smell and more.

• The Lowestoft Dog Agility Display team will wow visitors with their fire display.

• The K9 Security Display Teams share the techniques used by specialist security dogs in disarming armed and dangerous persons.

FESTIVALS OF KIDS

• The children’s area is packed with exciting things to do and a lot of them are free. Visit Gemma’s Petting Farm, learn more about and even hold one of Amazing Reptiles’ boa constrictors or bearded dragons. Watch Punch and Judy, listen to a story or meet the show’s resident dinosaur Classisauras as seen on Britain’s Got Talent. Dora the Explorer and her friends will be making a visit too.

MUSIC

• The EAMT Awards, new to the region, are about giving raw homegrown talent some exposure. The finals will be held in Norwich in June. Find out more here.

SHOPPING

• There will be plenty of stands selling food, drink, crafts and much more. Don’t forget your programme and discount booklet at the gate offering deals inside the shows at the stands.

• For more about this year’s show click here.

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