29th & 30th June 2024

  • Country Fair opens at 10am
  • Main Ring Events Hourly
  • Flying Display 3.30pm
  • Country Fair closes at 5pm

Plenty of Action

There are many, many things going on at the Country Fair. Set within the thousands of acres of the Heveningham Hall estate there are different connected zones all within walking distance of each other. These are:

  • The Main Ring
  • Around the Ring
  • Beside the Orangery
  • In the Courtyard
  • Down by the Lake
  • In the Walled Garden
  • At the Stables
  • The Airfield

The Main Ring (Announced Soon)

Big Pete & the Grim Reaper
Monster Trucks

Weighing in at 7.5 tons this awesome machine is built for one reason only – mass destruction! This is a chance to watch two real Monster Trucks at work jumping over cars and crushing cars and caravans. Jumping 15ft in the air is an impressive sight for any event, crushing anything in its path. See two Monster Trucks working alongside each other doing a tug of war pulling a car or a caravan in two. Guaranteed to be a big favourite with the audience. Action packed performance with amusing and entertaining radio commentary by the driver throughout the display.

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The Heart of

Introducing Mia Rodley and her Spectacular Equestrian Performances!

Get ready to be amazed as Mia and her talented team of performance horses and skilled riders bring you a thrilling showcase of equestrian skills. Here's what you can expect:

  1. Cossack Trick Riding: Experience the excitement of daring gymnastics performed at a gallop! Watch in awe as riders perform thrilling acrobatic stunts with incredible precision.

  2. Horse Stunts: Witness the magic of Hollywood right before your eyes! Prepare to be captivated by saddle falls, daring drags, and impressive riding and jumping without bridles.

  3. Roman Riding: Be astounded by the incredible display of harmony and teamwork as Mia Rodley and her team perform Roman Riding. Watch as they stand on the backs of two horses with multiple horses abreast, all moving in perfect unison.

  4. Classical Dressage: Immerse yourself in the art of riding in harmony with the horse. Be enchanted by an exceptional display of horsemanship, showcasing the deep bond between rider and horse, performed with genuine love and passion.

  5. The Art of Liberty: Experience the awe-inspiring connection between humans and horses as Mia Rodley demonstrates the art of liberty. Watch in wonder as she works with horses in total freedom, showcasing their natural beauty and intelligence.

Prepare to be enthralled by Mia Rodley's incredible equestrian performances that will leave you with unforgettable memories of the Country Fair.

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Ridgeside Falconry is the largest mobile display team in the country providing County Shows, Carnivals, Fairs and Special Event Days with Falconry Demonstrations.
Ridgeside Birds of Prey Demonstrations consist of a static display of approximately 10 Birds of Prey from around the world, including owls, falcons, hawks, eagles and vultures, plus spectacular free flying displays lasting between 20-30 minutes each.

The highly skilled team are always on hand to give you advice and share their extensive knowledge of falconry. Ridgeside like to get the public as involved as they can during demonstrations and shows, including handling birds.


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With only 70 or so Spitfires still flying in the world today from an original 22,000, incredibly these two highly original aeroplanes, MH434 and MH415, came off the Supermarine production line at Castle Bromwich (now the Jaguar car plant) in the same week in August 1943. 

They then joined the same RAF Squadron, went into battle together, and post war had a uniquely twinned history through service with both the Dutch and Belgians before ultimately parting company after participating in the 1969 film ‘The Battle Of Britain’. 

At that point MH434 was sold to Sir Adrian Swire and ultimately into the care of the former Red Arrows leader, Ray Hanna while MH415 went to Connie Edwards in Texas. Having parted company they were not seen with each other again until post MH 415’s recent restoration in Australia, when it then returned to England last year.  

They will be flying together again at Heveningham Hall (one of only two such opportunities this year) over the weekend of 8th and 9th  July.

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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’.

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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.

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More to be Confirmed Soon

Around the Ring (Announced Soon)

Fire Feast

New for 2023 is our Fire Feast Stage where you can watch local food producers demonstrate their produce over flame.

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Showcasing the very best of East Anglian food producers in our brand new Produce Market.

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Horsepower Hill, a 1/8 mile blast along the estate’s main drive, was launched in 2018. The event attracts a wide range of classic and contemporary supercars. Previous years have included a Ferrari 250 GTO, a Pagani Zonda, a Lamborghini Huracan and a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, amongst others. Horsepower Hill also has a paddock and ‘doughnut ring’ where visitors can watch the entrants burning some rubber. Spectators can get up close to the cars and watch all the action in grandstands either side of the main drive.

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A humorous, educational live stage show all about sheep. With many different breeds on stage, there’s plenty to learn about sheep and shearing. Not to be missed.

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For those of you that like a challenge and adrenaline rush, have a go on the bungee jump. 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!

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Choose your favourites as you admire the exhibition of classic cars, vintage motorbikes, and tractors.

If you would like to enter your Classic Vehicle at this year’s Country Fair click below.


The Ipswich Hospital Band has been entertaining the people of Ipswich and the surrounding area for over 40 years.
Over the years the band has raised thousands of pounds for numerous health-related charities and other worthy causes.

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the Train

Climb aboard!

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Suffolk School
of Samba Band

Suffolk School of Samba started in 1994 with the dancers joining in 1998. It is a group of non-professional musicians and dancers, from across East Anglia.
The Suffolk School of Samba band specialises in the performance of Afro Brazilian percussion and dance, bringing a carnival atmosphere to any event, with Brazilian samba rhythms of Batucada, Afoxe, Maracatu and Samba Reggae. Along with a bit of Cuban Conga, Rhumba and Salsa. Throw into the mix rhythms from Funk, Hip-hop and Jungle, and you end up with a wonderful eclectic sound.

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Suffolk Swords are a 15th Century reenactment group based in the historic town of Ipswich. They have members from all around the Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex area and have put on medieval combat displays at many events, shows and reenactment battles. The Suffolk Swords will provide exciting medieval tournaments with armoured knights fighting on foot for a cheering crowd against a backdrop of a 15th Century military encampment. Within their area, as well as combat displays, there is also medieval living history with tents, cooking and even the occasional medieval game or musical instrument being played. The display team will happily talk to the public about the lives of medieval men-at-arms and even let people try out a sword or helmet to get a true feel for medieval arms and armour. There will be opportunities to talk to squires as they arm the knights for the tournament and to archers about the awesome power of the English longbow before each combat display performance, which includes exciting elimination duels, thrilling team matches and chaotic Grand Melees.

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High Lodge

High Lodge Leisure will be in the Agricultural Area with exciting activities to get involved in! Try your hand at Clay Shooting or Archery and see if your aim is up to scratch! High Lodge cater for all type of shooters, from beginners to experienced. With their team of professional instructors, you’ll be offered the opportunity to learn a range of techniques.

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Beside the Orangery (Announced Soon)


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. Organised by Paws of Parham.

The Feedbarn Suffolk Ltd will be sponsoring the Dog Show.

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& Judy

Our company are looking forward to performing  our Punch and Judy show. We are celebrating 40 years performing this age old art of Punch and Judy. And Mr Punch celebrates this year 360 years since he first came to England in 1662.

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Monkey Business

Monkey Business Circus is an East Anglia based circus providing stunning shows or individual performers in ground based and aerial circus skills. At Heveningham Hall we shall be presenting 3 Aerial silks shows a day alongside free workshops giving members of the audience a chance to have a go

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the Clown

Stunning visuals and extra funny comical timing, he has entertained generations of adults and children alike. Andy has a large collection of Circus skills equipment to give everyone the opportunity to try different skills. He can lend himself to almost everything in the entertainment business, from pianist to cabaret vocalist and close up magician to acrobatic ballerina. He is a member and former President of the largest and most respected clown organisation on our planet, The World Clown Association.

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Coffee Company

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At the Stables (Announced Soon)

Baylham House

Come and meet some new friends with a range of animals including lambs, goats, alpacas and rabbits. We also have some non-furry friends to meet for those that like reptiles!

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The Art
of Brickwork

Creativity meets tradition in 'The Art of Brickwork'. Engage in fascinating conversations, glean insider tips, and learn time-honoured techniques that have been passed down through generations. You might just be inspired to create your own masterpiece!

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Bucket List

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In theCourtyard

The Courtyard contains the Main Tearoom and offers outdoor seating. Whilst here, enjoy the sounds of Perfect Vintage. Brian and Cherie delight audiences with their unique approach and witty banter along with the wonderful songs of the 30s, 40s, 50s & 60s.

  • Bar and Ice Cream

  • Buggy Station: A free service to take passengers around the site. Outside the Courtyard.

Beside the Lake

The lake is a short wander from the Main Ring. It is part of the original plans that Capability Brown drew up for Heveningham Hall in 1782. There is an area beside the lake that spectators can watch things on the lake from and visit certain attractions.

Philip Gray & Sons Funfair

Established over 150 years ago by Bert Snr Gray. Members of The Showman’s Guild of Great Britain and also the Association of Independent Showmen.

Military Vehicle Trust
The vehicles are WW2 era and represent a significant amount of local history including the American 8th Army Air force which was based in this area from 1942 onwards.

Bungee Trampolines

Digger Competition



In the Walled Garden

Compose yourself here awhile amongst the beautiful flowers in the Walled Garden. There is a special Suffolk architectural treat too to admire; the crinkle-crankle wall which helps the more sensitive plants to keep warm. There is a Tearoom and brassband area to enjoy. You may even spot a Golden Eagle as happened years back when one escaped the Birds of Prey show!

Listen to the sounds of the Ipswich Hospital Band. It has been entertaining the people of Ipswich and the surrounding area for over 40 years. Over the years the band has raised thousands of pounds for numerous health-related charities and other worthy causes.


Near the Orangery

Come and watch the planes arriving. There will be a variety of arrivals over the weekend. If you would like to fly in please email:

Captain John Hill: john.david.hill@btinternet.com