Fun for all the family at 51st Gorefield Show

The 50th Gorefield Show. Molly Johnson.

The 50th Gorefield Show. Molly Johnson. - Credit: Archant

THE 51st Gorefield Show takes place on Saturday with horse and pony shows, carriage driving, vintage vehicle displays, dog show and fairground rides part of a packed schedule.

Vintage tractors were on show at the 5oth Gorefield Show

Vintage tractors were on show at the 5oth Gorefield Show - Credit: Archant

The fun kicks off at 8am with the much-expanded pony show, now a qualifier for British Show Pony Society and Ponies Association (UK).

They will be closely followed by their larger relatives - the heavy horses. Shires, Percherons and Suffolk Punch will be exhibited in the main ring from 9.30am.

A falconry display will also take place in the main ring courtesy of Mike Willis and his team. The birds will be on the field all day where, for a small charitable donation, members of the public will be able to hold them and take photos.

New this year for the children is a ‘Little Gators Driving School’ on which youngsters can drive battery operated cars around a supervised track. There is also a bouncy castle, swing boats, a teacup ride and athletic competitions with cash prizes.

Throughout the day in the main ring there will be a parade of classic and vintage cars and tractors, carriage driving, fancy dress (this year’s theme is film super heroes) and novelty dog classes.

A wide range of side shows and country stalls will also be set up around the field.

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The event will be the first to make use of the village’s new pavilion, which was opened last week by TV presenter Jake Humphrey. It will house a huge variety of refreshments and a licensed bar.

Entry is £3 for adults, £2 for children and pensioners. Parking on the show field is £7 (not including occupants). Disabled parking is provided for free on the field.

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