News & Events

Special Food & Farming question time at the show!

Please join us for ‘Food and farming question time – at the Royal Norfolk Show’ – where BBC Radio Norfolk and the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association have joined forces to hold a lively discussion and debate on the big issues facing food, farming and the rural environment today in front of an audience at the… Read more »

Official Show Guide now available online and to download!

The official Royal Norfolk Show Guide is now available online and to download! This year we’ve teamed up with Archant and the Eastern Daily Press to produce a free 100 page guide to the show! As well as being able to view it online you can also download it to your mobile device all ready… Read more »

10 Reasons to visit this year’s Royal Norfolk Show!

1. One-stop shop! Browse the day away at over 700 retailers including big shopping brands like Aga, Bosh, Citroen, Crew Clothing, Crown Pavilions, Joules, Kent Blaxhill, Kiehls, Van Dal, Volvo and hundreds of Norfolk retailers. 2. Gastronomic treats Nowhere in the county will you find such a unique collection of local food crafts, merchants and… Read more »

5 surprising things to see & do at the show!

1. Sample Britain’s award winning white wine! Grab a glass and head to the Winbirri Vineyards marque to taste their award winning white wine. Winbirri Vineyards won the accolade of world’s best single varietal white wine at the internationally renowned Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 – with 17,200 entries. 2. See some of the fastest pigs… Read more »

British astronomer and television presenter Mark Thompson to appear at show!

We’re delighted to announce that on Wednesday 28 June Mark Thompson, the British astronomer and television presenter, will be delivering talks as part of the Forum’s programme to promote the Norwich Science Festival. With 20 years experience in observational astronomy and public outreach, Mark has a proven ability to bring complex scientific concepts to the… Read more »

Pick up your FREE official show guide in the EDP

This year you can pick up your OFFICIAL show guide for FREE in the EDP on Friday 16 June. Packed with everything you need to know about the show including what’s on in the Grand Ring, schedules, a brand new map and new for this year – exclusive special offers only available at the show!It’s a… Read more »

King’s Troop to perform at The Royal Norfolk Show

In their only appearance outside of London this year, the Royal Norfolk Show is excited to announce The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery to the show on 28 and 29 June 2017. In a jaw-dropping display, showgoers will be able to witness the power and skill of ‘The Troops’ soldiers who drive a team of… Read more »

John Gordon Purling – an appreciation

A leader of the country’s agricultural show industry, Norfolk born John Purling, has died suddenly on Friday last week (April 28, 2017) aged 69. The former chief executive of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association implemented major changes during his 18 years at the Costessey showground. He retired from the RNAA in 2012 and continued to… Read more »

John Purling

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John Purling, former Chief Executive of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association. John was CEO until 2012 and remained an Honorary Vice President and member of the RNAA Council. He died suddenly and unexpectedly at home on Friday 28 April 2017. A fuller tribute and… Read more »

Education Project Manager Job Vacancy

Job Type: Fixed term full time contract Salary Level: Salary commensurate with teaching scales (or equivalent) for your level of experience, plus generous holiday and benefits package Location: Norwich, Norfolk Closing Date: 5 May 2017 About Us The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association is a charity, established in 1847, whose main purpose is to promote and… Read more »