Wayland Agricultural Show


As President, I am proud to say that the hard working committee has another excellent show planned for this year which showcases all that the wonderful county of Norfolk has to offer.

I am also delighted to report that our annual Spring Ball raised over £12,000 for Norfolk’s Big C charity.

I would also like to thank all our Sponsors, Supporters and Members for their continued support of this fantastic show. The Wayland Show is one of the oldest one-day shows in the country – have a look at our history page which demonstrates how important it is that we keep our rural traditions alive.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2015 Wayland Show.

Kevin Bowes

President of the Wayland Agricultural Society

Bovine TB
2016 Wayland Show cattle competitions cancelled. More information here.

Young Achiever 2016
If you, or anyone you know is under 26 years old and would like to enter our Young Achiever of the year competition, please use the link in the menu on the left. An article highlighting the success and aspirations of Oscar Smith, our 2015 winner, can be read here.

Wayland Spring Ball
Thank you to all who attended and supported our Ball on Saturday 16th April, gave auction lots or tombola prizes or donated to The Alzheimers Society. A great evening was had by all.

We will provide an update in due course on funds raised for The Alzheimer’s Society.

One or two items were left behind by revellers so if anyone has lost anything please contact Lynford Hall on 01842 878351 or Claire on 07789 796937.


What is planned for our 2016 Show?

For our 2016 show, gates will be open from 9am to 5pm, which is an hour longer than in previous years. This provides more time to enjoy yourselves and even better value too!

Our highly successful and traditional agricultural and rural show continues to get better each year. You will able to get close to all the livestock that are competing on the day, and in addition enjoy the ever-growing equestrian sections, not to mention lots of entertainment in the main ring with all the exhibitors and shopping opportunities you could imagine. A day’s enjoyment for visitors of all ages, whatever your interests!

Just a taste of what’s in the main ring and on the show ground for 2016… 

Matt Coulter, one of the The Kangaroo Kids

Matt Coulter, one of the The Kangaroo Kids

  • The Kangaroo Kids
  • The Phoenix Pipes and Drums
  • West Norfolk Hunt
  • Mid Norfolk Gun Dogs
  • The show’s impressive sheep, pigs, fur and feather livestock competitions
  • Working Hunter and other equestrian qualifiers and showing classes
  • Pony rides
  • Vintage tractors
  • The Taste of Norfolk Marquee
  • Our new Health and Wellbeing Marquee
  • Our new Shopping Village Marquee that has replaced the Arts and Crafts Marquee
  • Fun Dog Show
  • Fur & Feather Marquee
  • Horticulture Marquee
  • Home Crafts and Baking Marquee
  • Plus the many varied trade displays that will provide an unforgettable day.

Show Champion of Champions. Our unique end-of-show competition between the champion pig, horse, sheep, rabbit and fowl receives the Norman Sculfer Memorial silver salver, plus £250 kindly sponsored by Wayland Farms Limited. The 2015 Champion of Champions prize was won by Hope, a Lincoln Red owned by Emerson and Loveday.

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The Phoenix Pipes and Drums at Horse Guards Parade

The Phoenix Pipes and Drums at Horse Guards Parade

Help us…  we welcome assistance with organising the show, and also help with setting up the showground on the days leading up to the show and on the day itself. If you are able to spare a few hours (and have some fun too) please contact the secretary with your details.

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Or… why not become a Member or Supporter or Sponsor? Not only will you have a great day out, but you will enjoy special privileges and be helping to raise money for many local charities and groups. Click on the links for details.