Anniversary treats in store at Royal Norfolk Show

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There is a real treat in store for the crowds heading to the Royal Norfolk Show this week.

This is the 60th year the show has been held at the showground on the outskirts of Norwich and organisers are pulling out all the stops to celebrate.

They already have record livestock entries with horse entries running well into four figures, nearly 900 cattle, 700 sheep, 200 goats and 80 pigs all competing for prizes.

A vintage farm machinery display will turn the clock back 60 years and give showgoers an insight into how agriculture has changed.

Anything and everything linked to the rural way of life and the countryside will be at the heart of the show but visitors will also be able to enjoy time at the garden show, in the food hall with celebrity chefs and in the fashion marquee.

Other attractions include thrilling main arena displays with the Bolddog Lings motorcycle stunt riders, the RAF Falcons parachutists and the heavy horse musical drive, a special area devoted to countryside sports and pursuits, craft marquees, hundreds of trade stands and retail outlets, displays featuring Norfolk schools and businesses and a dog show.

New is an agricultural innovations competition, Knot Farm where families can meet rare animal breeds, and the Welsh axemen showing off their forestry skills.

Other highlights include dog and duck displays, foxhounds, show jumping, the grand parade of winning livestock and marching bands.

Gates open at 8am tomorrow and on Thursday and close at 6pm each day.