News & Events

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 »

100 days to go until the Royal Norfolk Show

New two day ticket released for this year Prices frozen for third year in a row Flat rate fee of £6 car parking (online or at gate) New official Royal Norfolk Show Guide to be distributed through the EDP   More than 80,000 people are expected to attend this year’s show (Wednesday 28 June and Thursday… Read more »

Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival 2017 – Nurturing Norfolk’s Talent

Over 8-9 March the Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival took place at Norfolk Showground. The Festival hosted 4500 youngsters from across the county who were able to explore skills and careers opportunities with over 70 businesses from a range of sectors.   The Festival, which operates on a not-for-profit basis, is run by a partnership… Read more »

Apprentice of the Year 2017

Norfolk Apprentice of the Year Competition

We’re delighted to announce the launch of a competition to find the (Norfolk) Agricultural Apprentice of the Year for 2017. The competition – sponsored by Fram Farmers and in association with Easton & Otley College – is open to all apprentices with a Norfolk employer who are currently studying for any agriculturally related apprenticeship. (Types… Read more »

Raise your voice for Norfolk’s largest mass choir

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Showstoppers – a county-wide mass choir project to create an unforgettable experience at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show (28 and 29 June 2017) and a lasting legacy for the county. Under the leadership of the Norfolk Music Hub in partnership with the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, The Wharf… Read more »