The Hadleigh Show is returning for its 185th year this weekend. 

It is one of the biggest shows for farmers in the county, with a record 15,500 people attending last year's event

Here is everything you need to know ahead of Hadleigh Show 2024.

When is it?

The show is on Saturday, May 18 and is taking place at Holbecks Park, just outside of Hadleigh. 

Gates to the public will open at 8.30am, with entry to the showground closing at 4.30pm. 

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How much do tickets cost?

Tickets cost £22 for adults, £8 for children and £15 for seniors and concessions. 

A family tickets is also available for £50 which will admit two adults with up to three children. 

Visitors with a disability are entitled to buy a concession ticket with a free carer ticket but valid documentation must be provided upon request. 

What is happening at the event?

There are many shows taking place in the entertainment rings across the showground - including the new for this year Fell and Moorland Club Terrier Racing.

Show guides will be available to purchase for £2.50 by the entrance gate which will include information on all of the shows, a map of the showground, traders and sponsor details. 

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Can I buy food at the showground?

There will be a variety of food outlets to choose from at the show including lunch, snacks and drinks as well as a licenced beer tent.

There will not be any cash machines in the showground, the nearest ones are located at the Co-op on the High Street and at Morrisons just outside the town. 

Are dogs allowed at the event?

Dogs are allowed at the event but must be kept on a short lead while in the showground. 

They must also be kept away from marquees and the livestock lines.