Wayland Agricultural Show

What’s On…

As usual we shall be reflecting the agricultural and rural heritage of Norfolk with the show’s impressive display of livestock including cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and fur & feather; plus Working Hunter and other equestrian qualifiers and showing classes, Gun Dogs, Vintage Tractors and Classic Cars, plus the new Taste of East Anglia Marquee (formerly the Tase of Norfolk), the Shopping Village Marquee, Fur & Feather, the re-vamped Horticulture, Cooking and Crafts Marquee, David Syer’s Shire horses and the many trade displays will ensure an unmissable day out.

The Wayland Partnership Development Trust will again be hosting a marquee at the Wayland Show this year but this year will be showcasing Wayland’s Creative Community.

Main Ring – The timetable of events in this year’s main ring will be added to the bottom of this page when it becomes available. 

For directions to the show see the Visitor’s Information.

The well attended livestock competitions, which have increased in size every year, are always popular with young and old, so why not watch the cattle, pig or sheep judging. Enter our Farm Animal Judging Competition to win a family ticket for next year’s show plus £30 spending money. This is being run by Swaffham Young Farmers.

The Fur & Feather Marquee will be full of a great selection of unusual breeds.

The Horse section will have lots of events to entertain and see throughout the day and there will also be pony rides available. The horse schedule can be downloaded from the Competitors link.

Horticulture Marquee – A marquee devoted entirely to horticulture. The public may enter in any of the classes on the schedule which will be shown on the entry form that will be downloaded from here and the non-livestock competition page as soon as it is available.  Entering the competition costs 50 pence per item, and there are cash or voucher prizes to be won for the first three places in each class.

Fun Dog Show There will also be a Family Fun Dog Show with classes that every dog (and their owners) will enjoy. You can enter as many classes as you like for £1 per class, and there are goody bags and rosettes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and treats for every entry.

Working horses and Tweet the pink sheep will be appearing in the main ring.  You will also be able to see the working horses on the showground and a greater selection of pink sheep in the sheep section.
Terry the Paper Wizard will be entertaining children during his walk about’s around the showground with his Balloon Modelling and Wizardry.  He will also be providing two shows near the Shopping Village Marquee.
We have a new Tea Tent this year that is contained in the Shopping Village marquee where you can purchase hot drinks, filled rolls and cakes.  There will be seating for you to enjoy your break under the cover of a marquee.
Also contained on the showground are fairground rides, bouncy castle, pony rides, archery and donkey rides.
A new section this year is dedicated to the Breeds of East Anglia with some support also provided from the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST).  The Breeds of East Anglia marquee is located near the Fur and Feather marquee and in this area you can also take part in the Farm Animal Judging Competition.

Main Ring timetable – Times shown are approximate

10.00 – 10.30 Mid Norfolk Gun Dogs
10.40 – 11.10 Stuart Barnes’ Dog & Duck Show
11.25 – 11.25 Tweet the Pink Sheep
11.35 – 12.05 Bolddog Lings FMX Display Team
12.15 – 12.45 Vintage Tractors
12.45 – 13.00 Horticulture, Cookery and Crafts competitions winners’ Presentations
13.00 – 13.30 Dunston Harriers
13.35 – 14.05 Working Horses including David Syer’s Shire Horses
14.15 – 14.45 Mid Norfolk Gun Dogs
14.55 – 15.25 Stuart Barnes’ Dog & Duck Show
15.40 – 16.10 Bolddog Lings FMX Display Team
16.20 – 17.00 Grand Parade of Livestock and prize giving
including Champion of Champions.