Timothy Colman Prize

The Timothy Colman Prize 2021 is awarded to Dr Belinda Clarke for her outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of food, farming and the countryside. The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association’s most prestigious award was instituted by Sir Timothy Colman, a former Chairman of the RNAA, as a way of recognising outstanding commitment in the… Read more »

Norfolk Christmas Fayre

The RNAA Christmas Fayre event which was scheduled to take place at Norfolk Showground over 3-4 December 2021 has reluctantly been cancelled.  In reaching this decision, the event organisers have taken into account continuing uncertainty around the ongoing pandemic as well as supply chain fragilities and labour shortages.  We remain fully committed to supporting local… Read more »

HarFest round up

What a wonderful day, filled with nostalgia, wonderful music, tasty food and adorable farm animals. A huge thank you to all the sponsors and supporters of this Autumnal Festival including: Ben Burgess CLAAS MANNS Rare Breeds Survival Trust Norwich and District Goat Club Farm and Rural Past Starting Handle Club Norfolk Holstein Club Morrisons Wonky… Read more »

Annual Steward’s Evening

A magnificent evening was had by all who attended our annual Stewards’ Evening on Thursday 16 September.  It was so amazing to welcome our valued and irreplaceable Stewards back to Norfolk Showground. We extend our sincerest gratitude to all our Stewards who really are, the backbone of the Royal Norfolk Show.   A big thank you… Read more »

Harvest Festival Service

The Harvest Festival Service was a beautiful occasion to come together, celebrate and give thanks for the bounty of the harvest and all lifes’ blessings. Thank you to: Dameon Layt from the Rare Breeds Survival Trust – for providing three well-behaved Norfolk Horn Sheep David and Elizabeth Ottley from Ottleys Blue Welly Farm – for their inspirational… Read more »

RNAA AGM & Council Meetings

A big thank you to all involved in the AGM. We extend our whole-hearted gratitude to those who attended and A big thank you to all involved in the AGM and Council meetings. We extend our whole-hearted gratitude to those who attended and support us. The delicious cakes were courtesy of What Aimee Baked Congratulations… Read more »

Heritage Open Day

Sunshine was welcome for showground’s heritage event A trial heritage event at the Norfolk showground attracted a steady flow of visitors. The 15-minute tractor and trailer ride around the 85-acre showground was popular, especially with younger visitors. The Heritage Open Day 2021 event, which was organised by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, took place on… Read more »

Rodger Howe

The RNAA was made aware over the weekend of the very sad loss of Rodger Howe who passed away peacefully last Sunday, 19 September, at home with his partner Jenny. Rodger will be remembered by many of you as one of the RNAA’s finest show jumping course builders who served the Royal Norfolk Show for… Read more »

Robert Gilmour

We are sorry to announce the death of Life member Robert Gilmour aged 99. Robert was originally a Ayrshire cattle farmer who like so many other Scottish farmers came to Norfolk in the 1920s. Robert was very much the life blood of Norfolk agriculture and for many years successfully showed at the Royal Norfolk Show…. Read more »

Obituary: Sir Timothy Colman

Sir Timothy Colman, who has died aged 91, was twice president of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association. He served as president in 1982 when the Royal Norfolk Show attendance was 98,002. He was also president for the second time when the association celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1997. Sir Timothy was chairman of the RNAA’s… Read more »