Thousands expected to visit Mid and West Suffolk Show this weekend

The show is held at the famous Stonham Barnes

The show is held at the famous Stonham Barnes - Credit: citizenside.com

Taking place at Stonham Barns, the Mid and West Suffolk Show offers a host of top attractions as well as trade and craft stalls, all in the grounds of the retail and leisure complex.

The Mid and West Suffolk show at Stonham Barns in full flow in 2013 - James Brett with his 4" scale

The Mid and West Suffolk show at Stonham Barns in full flow in 2013 - James Brett with his 4" scale Burrell traction engine named 'Sybil'. - Credit: Archant

Today, staff at the barns were making the final preparations ahead of the event.

Returning to the annual event is the Stannage International Stunt Team, which will be performing high flying stunts. The team, led by Mark Stannage, will feature jumping off towers while on fire, and performing acts of escapism. Mr Stannage has featured in a number of television shows and films, and his son, Aaron, who has been performing since the age of three, is expected to perform stunts at the show.

A number of steam engines from the area will also be at Stonham Barns, as well as vintage machinery for people to take a look at. There will be a number of reenactments from years gone by, including the first and second world wars, as well as the Viking age.

Visitors will be able to live like the Vikings, with demonstrations on cooking in the era.

The Stannage Stunt Team will be at the show this year

The Stannage Stunt Team will be at the show this year - Credit: Archant


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Depending on the weather, there will be a hot air balloon presentation on the site in the evenings. There will also be the opportunity to buy from local traders and craftspeople.

Grace Boggis, who is part of the events management team at Stonham Barns said around 40 traders will be present throughout the weekend.

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She added that there would be activities for younger visitors in the children’s corner, including pottery making and face-painting.

“I think it’s a good local show,” she added. “We’ve had good local support from around the area, and you can really get hands on with the event, with crafts and activities.”

The event takes place from 10am-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Adult tickets are £7.50, and concession tickets are £5.

Family tickets, which cover two adults and up to three children, cost £20.

For more information visit www.stonham-barns.co.ukShare your photos via our iwitness site

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