Kiara Davies, 10, Helen Davies, Logan Davies, 11 and Emma Davies, 10, at the Ipswich Show 2016.
Kiara Davies, 10, Helen Davies, Logan Davies, 11 and Emma Davies, 10, at the Ipswich Show 2016. Inga Williams

Old and new combine for top Ipswich Show

ORGANISERS have dubbed this year’s Ipswich Show one of the “best ever” thanks to the combination of exciting new attractions and much-loved classics.

Although official numbers were yet to be finalised, Ipswich Show Society president Marcia Cruickshank said it looked like this year was going to top attendance records.

“The showmen covered every inch of ground this year and brought something different,” she said.

“This year we had a lot more attractions, a wonderful food court and a new Galaxy Wars Laser Light Show and Spectacular Fireworks which was a real crowd pleaser.

“It went extremely well and I can’t believe how lucky we were with the beautiful weather.”

The show society president said the traditional attractions and displays also drew crowds and were an integral part of the Ipswich Show.

“Tradition is important. I still feel that it’s a town and country show with an agricultural theme and carnival atmosphere,” she said.

“We want to excite, entertain and provide value for money and I feel that’s what we did.”

It takes 380 volunteers and more than six months of planning to bring the show to Ipswich each year.

Ms Cruickshank thanks to the tireless work of those volunteers and show society members, there was truly something for everyone at this year’s show.

“Without our volunteers we wouldn’t have a show. They’re our biggest asset,” she said.

“We try to improve it each and every year and I think that’s what we’re doing.

“It’s been a true family event and that’s what Ipswich Show is all about.”



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