Opening times

Gates open to the general public from 8am
Sheep judging
Entry to the showground closes at 4.30pm

Dogs are welcome. They must be kept on a short lead, and are not allowed in the marquees.

The 2017 Ring Programmes included

Grand Ring Timetable

 from 7.30am   Hunter, Cob and Skewbald & Piebald classes

1.00pm          The Devil's Horsemen Cossack Trick Riding display

1.40pm          Mixed Parade of Essex & Suffolk Foxhounds

                      and Stour Valley Beagles

2.25pm          Farm Machinery Demo - Onions

3.00pm          Grand Parade

3.40pm          The Devil's Horsemen Cossack Trick Riding display

4.10pm          Young Farmers Tug-o-War

 4.30pm         Showjumping classes 57 & 58       

Countryside Ring Displays from

10.15am         Tendring Dog Agility Display

                              including Have a Go sessions for your dog

11.30am          The Dog & Duck Show

12.10pm          Sky Birds of Prey Display Team

12.40pm           Display of Vintage Tractors

1.15pm             British Cycling - try out their bikes

2.00pm            Tendring Dog Agility Display

                              including Have a Go sessions for your dog

3.15pm            The Dog & Duck Show

3.50pm             Sky Birds of Prey Display Team







Things to see and do

Showground signpost

Below are some of the attractions at the 2018 show

Grand Ring - We are pleased to welcome Broke FMX Motorcross Display Team to Hadleigh with their amazing trick show. Titan the Robot will be out and about meeting visitors to the show.

Cookery Demonstration - come and join Malcom Long of Assington Country Kitchen Restaurant and a selection of local chefs who will cook throughout the day.

Countryside Ring - Come and see amazing displays by Little Nippers Terrier Racing, The Dog & Duck Show and Tendring Dog Agility Group.  The ever popular Vintage Tractors will be on parade as well. 

Presidents Ring 2 - Traditional Pony Showing starts the morning off, followed by Working Hunter Horse & Pony Classes. The elegant Private Driving Classes also feature in this ring. 

The Heavy Horse Ring 3 - traditional horse showing classes allows you to get up close to these magnificant animals.

Livestock Rings - a chance to see prize winning cattle, sheep and goats up close.

There are many other areas to visit and things to do to enable you to plan your day at the show!

Food Hall -  Mouth watering displays of East Anglian produce to taste and buy.  This is a very popular area for visitors with 42 different stands!

Rural Crafts Tent - Always a good place to stop for finding unusual gift items...or just indulge yourself!

Art Exhibition and Sale -  A first class exhibition of local art work and sculpture - many wander through here, enjoy the view, and purchase a little something to take home. This year artists will be demonstrating their skills throughout the day and will be joined by Gainsborough's House in Sudbury. If you are interested in exhibiting and selling Artwork in the future - please contact the Show Office.

Educatation Area  - This growing area of the show can be found by The Countryside Ring and demonstrates the link between HFAA and schools in the local community.  This year's theme of cows gives them the opportunity to draw, paint and model.  Lots of 'hands on' activities can be found in the Education Tent, including milking a cow. The Sheep Show - an educational demonstration as well as the amazing Dancing Sheep is back by popular demand!

Food Courts - Two food courts offer a wide range of food for all tastes, cooked by local East Anglian companies.

Flower & Horticultural Tent - A favourite visitor area to stroll through and enjoy the high quality entries in the various categories.  This year's theme is nostalgia and memories focusing on the end of World War 1.

Hadleigh Great War Centenary Project - Come and find out about the role Hadleigh and its residents played in this War.  Do you have memories to share?  This 4 year project would love to hear from you.

Gun Dog Scurry - A must for those budding dog trainers - all working dogs were welcome, as well as handlers - young and old!

Clay Pigeon Shoot - positioned high above the show ground. Shooting starts at 1pm - there are 4 stands of 10 Sporting 'Birds', £10 per round.  Guns should note for the future that additional Cartridges can be purchased but your Shotgun Licence is required for this.

Archery - 'have a go stand', run by the Sudbury Tudor Archers. Great fun for all the family.



Parking: Parking for the Public is FREE!

Disabled Parking: Forward Parking for all Blue Badgeholders is available.  Please show your Blue Badge to a Parking Attendant who will direct you to the closest space available to the show ground.

Cashpoints There are no cash vending machines on the showground. The nearest are located a few hundred yards away at TSB in the Market Place and Barclays on the High Street.

Toilets & Baby Changing: Toilets (including Disabled access, and baby changing facilities) are located in blocks on either side of the Grand Ring 1.  Ask any steward for directions.

Dogs: Dogs are welcome on the Show Ground.  Please keep you dog on a short lead, and as a courtesy to other visitors, please pick up your pooches poo and dispose of it safely.

First Aid: The St Johns Ambulance are in attendance all day

Public Transport - bus route numbers, maps showing bus stops and timetables are available here.

The Showground is at Holbecks Park, Hadleigh and is located a few hundred yards from the High Street (signposted from Hadleigh town centre). The nearest postcode for satellite navigation is IP7 5PE.
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Hadleigh Show
Holbecks Park, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5DP