A cracking and affordable family day out is yet again on offer at this year’s Aylsham Show, a traditional one-day agricultural event.
Bank holiday Monday, August 27, will see a huge host of attractions wowing the crowds throughout the day on the Blickling Estate, near Aylsham.
Highlights for this year include the Bremont Great War Display Team which will recreate an aerial dogfight with replica British and German aircraft battling it out in the skies above the National Trust estate. Flak, bombing and strafing effects will add to the thrills.
Also taking to the skies, weather permitting, will be at least two hot-air balloons which will ascend from the main show ring at the end of an afternoon which will see arena displays including the bagpipes and drums of the City of Norwich Pipe Band – played by musicians resplendent in Highland dress – vintage tractors, heavy horses and driving demonstrations, gun-dog training, and the horses and hounds of the North Norfolk Harriers.
As ever, farm animals will be one of the main draws at the show with classes for cattle and sheep and the popular grand parade and presentation of trophies to the winning entries.
There will be a chance for children to get involved with a sack race, fancy-dress competition, and tug-of-war contest.
Other attractions will include demonstrations by the Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and the chance to buy the best of Norfolk food and drink.
Tickets cost £15 in advance of show day, or £18 on the day. They will be on sale from August 1 at outlets in North Norfolk, Norwich and Swaffham from August 1, as well as via www.theaylshamshow.co.uk Accompanied children under 16 are free, as is car parking.