The South Suffolk Show

A Celebration of
Country Life

Join Us For The Show - Sunday May 12th 2024

Ampton Racecourse, Bury St Edmunds

The South Suffolk Show is a traditional one day agricultural show celebrating country life. If you love country living, you’ll love The South Suffolk Show!

Show News

We are very excited and feel incredibly privileged that the RAF have sanctioned a Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast at 1:30pm, as well as the Royal Air Force Falcons Parachute Display Team who will drop into the Grand Ring at 2:30pm to salute the 2024 Show President Wing Commander Max Hayward (weather permitting)!


In addition to the headline act there is always plenty to see and do throughout the show including wood carvers in action, farriers in the forge, birds of prey on the wing, gun dogs working, terriers racing and vintage tractors on show, not forgetting the Ferretworld Roadshow who will be looking for volunteers young and old to race against their ferrets!


The show has a vast array of equine classes, ranging from showjumping, working hunters, side saddle and private driving, along with numerous in-hand and ridden showing classes for hunters, coloureds, hacks, cobs, riding horses, donkeys, and especially for the county’s favourite; the Suffolk Heavy Horses. Many of the classes are qualifiers for regional and national shows.


The livestock section of the show has a great range of very well supported classes for cattle, sheep and pigs, with many of the show’s champions going on to be County and even National Champions. The show also features a display of poultry, presented by Colchester Poultry Club.

Trade Stands

Over 150 trade stands exhibit at the show, ranging from large and light agricultural stands, car dealerships, country clothing and accessories, schools, colleges, plants and garden furnishings, alongside an Art and Craft Tent and a Shopping Marquee both packed with unique creations, as well as a Food Hall full of tempting treats.

Join the Celebration


We all love the South Suffolk, – the animals, meeting friends, the food, all the fun of the main ring – and the ice-cream!

The Fisher family, West Stow, Suffolk

The South Suffolk Show encompasses all that’s great about country shows without the fatigue factor

Bob from Culford Heath, Suffolk

I’ve been to the South Suffolk Show as a visitor lots of times and also had a stand! It’s a really friendly, family orientated country show!

Annemarie from Fornham St Genevieve, Suffolk

It’s a lovely show which has something for all the family.

Hayley from Bures, Suffolk

I loved every second and the weather was perfect too, thankyou, can’t wait to go again!

Kath from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

I’ve always found that the show is the perfect balance of modern meets old fashioned Suffolk farming, with something for everyone!

Angela from Risby, Suffolk

The South Suffolk Show is a great day out, I have been several times, it is a fun family day, great for connecting with the outdoors

Mairie from Tuddenham, Suffolk