Name the Pigs to be in with a chance of winning tickets to the Suffolk Show

Name the Pigs to be in with a chance of winning tickets to the Suffolk Show

The excitement for this year’s Suffolk Show has begun with a competition for the public to name the two pigs starring on all the posters and billboards for the 2019 event. The winner who chooses the two best names for the poster pigs will receive family tickets and a free car pass for the show, which is being held on 29 and 30 May at Trinity Park, Ipswich.

As well as celebrating this year’s Chinese zodiac Year of the Pig, the 2019 Suffolk Show poster stars recognise the county’s pig farming industry. Pig farms are a familiar sight across the local landscape and an important part of the county’s food and farming industry, with Suffolk pigs, farmers and producers establishing a national reputation.

Bee Kemball, Suffolk Show Director, said: “There are always several animals to see at the Suffolk Show – from horses and cattle to chickens and rabbits – but this year we’re pleased to shine a light on pigs and the many pig farmers working across this county.

“We’re challenging the public to get creative and share their own name suggestions for our two piggy poster stars.”

Last year the poster stars were Suffolk Punch horses named by the public as Poppy and Passchendaele, in commemoration to the end of World War One a hundred years ago. The 2019 competition will run on the Suffolk Shows Facebook page. Entries are open from 1 – 28 February, and the Suffolk Show team will select and announce the winning names in early March.

The Suffolk Show is run and managed by the Suffolk Agricultural Association. As a charity, the SAA’s core purpose is to promote the importance of food, farming and the countryside to the economy and character of Suffolk through the Suffolk Show itself and a series of education programmes aimed at young people in schools and colleges.

Tickets for this year’s Suffolk Show are now on sale at the same price as 2018. Visitors can save £5 per ticket by purchasing in advance, advanced tickets cost £23 while children aged under 15 will once again receive free entry.

For more information, and to book tickets visit the Suffolk Show website or call the ticket office on 01473 707117.

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