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A Brief Overview of the Suffolk Show 

The Suffolk Show has survived for nearly two centuries by providing the public with all the riches to be discovered in the Suffolk county. It’s one of the biggest places for retail in the community – whether you’re looking to redecorate your home or outfit your farm – and it also educates on the rural life and traditions. There’s no other show that can give you access to local buyers and much-needed visibility on a local level. 

Book hotels for the Suffolk Show well in advance to have your pick from options near Ipswich. A guide to local hotels, cottages and guesthouses is GETA ltd. We know the area well and work with clients at every price point. No matter how many people are in your group and how big your budget is, GETA ltd delivers a completely bespoke service. It’s easy to make an online hotel booking for the Suffolk Show that’s located close to Trinity Park. 

Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

You’re in good company at the Suffolk Show. The show attracts local businesses from all over the county and in every possible industry. Together this mass of exhibitors and animal breeders, who enter their animals for judging, create the perfect environment for direct sales and forming strong bonds with locals. Here’s the proof: 

  • 90,000+ visitors overall attend the show; 
  • 1000+ animals are regularly exhibited; 
  • 350 acres of landscaped ground 
  • 180+ years of history

Industry Relevance 

The Suffolk Show has had many different formats and names, but the earliest that took place is in 1832 when the Suffolk Agricultural Association was first established. The county show traveled a lot within the county and it was only in 1960 that it finally landed in Ipswich for good. Editions of the Suffolk Show occupy the sprawling grounds at Trinity Park and impress with its assortment of goods on sale. Visitors discover artisanal goods, crafts and art, fresh produce and fruit, tractors, trailers, diggers, cultivators, drills, muck spreaders, forage harvesters, sprayers, alcohol, flowers and gardening supplies, clothing, accessories and home décor. As with most county shows, there is a firework display at night, equestrian showcases, lots of local dishes and snacks. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

Fairfield’s Farm, The Heart of Suffolk Distillery, CLAAS, Churchill Brothers and Suffolk Wildlife Trust are some of the exhibitors and organisations that are present at the Suffolk Show. You’re in perfect company with local producers, clothing retailers, nurseries, floristry professionals, artists, distilleries and dining spots. The two major visitor groups are agricultural professionals – animal breeders and agriculture farmers – and holiday makers – many of which are families with children. The vast majority of visitors are local to Suffolk, but there are also visitors who travel from other neighboring counties. The Suffolk Show wants to attract everybody, which is why it caters to so many interests through its various zones – Garden and Flowers Zone, Military Zone, Sports Zone and Farming Zone. 


How to get to Suffolk Show

On Foot

On Foot

Southend International Airport – Not advisable

Ipswich Railway Station – Via A1156 and Bucklesham Rd, 1h21mins


By Car

Southend International Airport – via A12, 1h20mins

Ipswich Railway Station – Via A1156, 20 mins


By Public Transport

Southend International Airport – Not advisable 

Ipswich Railway Station – Not Advisable

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