Events & Attractions

MAIN RING EVENTS

Head to the main ring for an action-packed programme of events throughout both days.

SPITFIRE DISPLAYS

MH434  & 1944 MK XI SPITFIRES – 2019 display (2020 to be announced soon!)

The MH434 Spitfire, the most famous military aircraft of all time is remarkably original, having never been subject to a re-build, owned and operated by the Old Flying Company. The Spitfire PRX1 PL983/G-PRX1 is the latest aircraft to emerge from the workshop of Historic Flying Ltd (HFL) at Duxford.  Flying display at 2 pm, (timetable subject to change and weather dependent).

SUFFOLK PUNCH HORSES

Watch these beautiful creatures trot around the grounds in all their glory. The Suffolk Punch is the oldest breed of working horse in the world and is unique in its chestnut colour. As we all know this year remembers the end of the Great War, therefore our Suffolk horses will be in agricultural vehicles/implements of that period. The Suffolk horse is the oldest of the heavy horses but unfortunately the most critically endangered.

TRACTOR PARADE

At the end of each day, vintage tractors will parade around the main ring to a commentary. If you want to get involved, please download, complete and return the ‘Tractor form’.

INTERNATIONAL COSSACKS SHOW

The International Dzhigitovka Provides the pinnacle in main Arena Equine Shows, using the world’s best Cossack Trick Riders and delivering outstanding performances that are detailed, scripted, choreographed and presented meticulously.

They will be performing twice a day, both days in the main ring.

LAMB NATIONAL

This event really is one for all the family as you watch the stars of track and field:

The hardy Herdwick sheep are in sheep shape and are a breed known for their agility as they originate from the challenging terrain of the Lake District in Cumbria, UK and need to be able to jump to negotiate natural hazards.

In their individual colours, jumping over fences to complete the race.

The Lamb Nationals provide an amusing commentary from the initial parade where the runners & riders are introduced with names such as ‘Red Ram’ and ‘No Ewe Turns’ and throughout the race describing each sheep’s attempt to bleat the competition.

YE OLDE REDTAIL FALCONRY

Ray & Wendy Aliker present possibly the best falconry display you are ever likely to see in an arena…anywhere. A big boast, but one that continues to live up to its reputation- for over 30 years!

The speed and acrobatics of the Peregrine – Two and three Hawks flying to and from the audience. The Barn Owls flying and hovering over the crowds – The Eagle Owl, the Vulture – you don’t want to miss them.  They will be performing two shows a day.

SUTHERLAND PIPES AND DRUMS (PERFORMING SUNDAY)

The Sutherland Pipes and Drums, formed in 1965, is the culmination of a group of like minded individuals that wanted to promote the sound of the highland pipes and drums in the south eastern counties of England.  Based in Corringham Essex, the concept and its practice and principles were the brainchild of one man following a chance meeting with a former Queens Own Cameron Highlander, Pipe Major Dan Macrae.

AEROPLANES

FREE PARKING FOR PLANES AND CARS!
Up to 110 light aeroplanes will be landing and taking off from a grass runway at the rear of Heveningham Hall each day. If you’d like to fly in, please email or call Flying Director John Hill.

john.david.hill@btinternet.com

Tel: 07796878052

enquiries@countryfair.co.uk

 

ATTRACTIONS

Outside the main ring there are many other attractions and activities to get stuck into. From music to children's activities to impressive vehicles, there’s something for the whole family. If you need a break from all the excitement you can relax in the Walled Garden with a cream tea!

PUNCH & JUDY

Children come and enjoy this traditional puppet show following the antics of Mr Punch and his wife Judy.

PARK GATE FARM DONKEYS

Caroline will be attending with some of her donkeys. Children of all ages can have a ride.

FOREST SCHOOL (SUNDAY)

Kids can get involved and learn about animal and plant life in the nature corner hosted by Framlingham College Prep School.

LAND ROVERS

Hop aboard a Land Rover for an unforgettable off-road experience with the Suffolk Land Rover Owners Club. Formed in 1994, the Newbourne-based club offers a ride in exchange for a small donation to their charities.

HIGH LODGE CLAY PIGEON SHOOT

We’re giving everyone the chance to have a go at clay shooting. Our friendly staff will be on hand to give you tips.

www.highlodge.co.uk

GUN DOG SCURRY

Put your dog’s retrieving skills to the test in this canine competition.

CLASSIC VEHICLES

Choose your favourites as you admire the vast exhibition of classic cars, vintage motorbikes, static and steam engines, and tractors.  Entries are now open for this year.

DOG SHOW, AGILITY AND FLYBALL

Over the weekend you’ll be able to enter your pooch in a number of categories from ‘waggiest tail’ and ‘dog most like its owner’ to ‘best pure breed’ and ‘best in show’. Be sure to check out the timings on the day, you don’t need to register and can pay on the day.  There is also the agility course and flyball for the energetic dog.

BUNGEE CATAPULT

For those of you that like a challenge and adrenaline rush, have a go on the bungee catapult. It’s about facing fears and pushing natural boundaries, it can build confidence and create totally unique feelings of euphoria, what are you waiting for!

“SPARKY & SPRITE”

Jazz, Swing and many more songs from the 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s along with plenty of modern tunes performed by Sparky & Sprite. You will soon be dancing in the sunshine with these two!

FERRET RACING & SHOW

Cambridgeshire Ferret Welfare & Rescue Society

The society was founded in 1989 by a group of enthusiasts with the hope of eliminating the negative attitude towards ferrets and widening knowledge about good welfare practices.

The aim of the Society is to give advice about ferret welfare, both as working animals and as pets.  We also rescue, care for and re-home unwanted and abandoned animals. The society is not a registered charity but we are a charitable cause with all the monies raised going towards the promotion of ferret welfare and the upkeep of the rescued ferrets in our care.

www.cfws.org.uk

BLACKWATER ALPACAS & PYGMY GOATS

Alpacas, pygmy goats and chicks, to name a few! Come and hold a chick or get close to one of the larger animals.

www.blackwateralpacas.com

THE HOGG SHOW

The Hogg Show is a new pig stage show for 2019, which will be travelling around the UK providing second to none animal displays. We pride ourselves on providing the best entertainment, hilarious commentary and educational information. The stars of our show Will I Ham and Del Boy, one of trotter team speak for themselves!

WALL OF DEATH

The Wall of Death has been synonymous with speed and danger since it’s conception back in the early part of the 20th century.  The Original Wall of Death harks back to those early days, with the Wall being constructed in 1928 and the bikes, Indian Scouts, made in 1921.  All those who see the show will remember it for the rest of their life.  The noise, the speed, the smell, the proximity of the bikes ridden to the top of the wall, barely 6 inches from the audience – an experience never to be forgotten!  Dipping and diving, trick and stunt riding and the Hell Riders race!

www. originalwallofdeath.co.uk

FISHING COMPETITION 2019

A fishing competition was held at Heveningham on Monday 27th May 2019. Heaviest Pike caught by Steve Baggott 5 lb 8 oz
(picture and results below).

Seniors : 1st Joan Oakins - 12 lb 8 oz, 2nd Andy Hardy - 9 lb 4 oz, 3rd Derek Baggott - 8 lb 2 oz.

Juniors :1st Will Oakins - 8 lb 4 oz

Thanks to EPS Transfers for sponsoring the fishing trophies.

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