In addition to our headline act, Atkinsons Action Horses, who will perform two displays of stunning horsemanship in the grand ring at the 2021 South Suffolk Show, as always there will be plenty to see and do around the showground including wood carvers in action, farriers in the forge, birds of prey on the wing, gun dogs working, terriers racing, morris dancers and the ever popular vintage tractors.
The Suffolk Gundog Club provide a remarkable display of skill and obedience with their retrievers and spaniels. Replicating a field trial within the grand ring, the dogs are put through their paces searching and retrieving on command. Constantly alert and with their eagerness to work, these dogs and their talented handlers never fail to impress.
Thrilling displays of falconry always attract the crowds around the grand ring, as birds of prey soar high over the showground before returning to the glove with deft precision. Accompanied by enlightening and entertaining commentary, a selection of birds will showcase their magnificent wing spans as they dominate the sky at the show.
The East Anglian Jack Russell & Lurcher Club delight the crowds with the antics of their Terrier Racing Team, and invite visitors into the ring to compete with their own dogs. Clear to see the joy on the faces of the dogs (and their owners) as they chase the sock, this is a firm favourite amongst dog lovers, and coupled with an equally popular event especially for the younger children called Race the Terrier!
Vintage Tractor Collection
Lines of lovingly restored Vintage Tractors and Stationary Machines cement the agricultural roots of the show, allowing for a moments reminiscing over times gone by. This year’s Tractor Judge, (TBC) will be awarding the “The Flack Perpetual Challenge Cup” for the best concours tractor, “The Clarke Perpetual Challenge Cup” for the best original working tractor (pre-1965), and “The Stacey and Partners Perpetual Challenge Salver” for best concours Stationary Engine. Those wishing to exhibit either a tractor or stationary engine, please click on the link below and return the completed application to the Secretary.
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