The main ring offers a full programme of events throughout both days providing an exciting focal point. Below some from 2014. 2015 main ring events to be announced shortly.
We are very lucky to have a spitfire and hurricane flying over on Saturday and Sunday.
The Spitfire played a major part in achieving ultimate victory in World War Two and truly deserves its place as probably the most successful fighter design ever, and certainly as the most famous and charismatic of all time.
2.30 pm both days (weather dependent)
Stuart Barnes has traveled to over 100 countries working with wildlife, and his passion for the canine species has enabled him to gain an incredible understanding of everything about dogs. In countryside and corporate shows, Stuart and his team use trained and untrained sheep dogs to herd ducks, amusing and educating the audience about common dog behaviour issues and about how these can be resolved. The show demonstrates how untrained and poorly behaved dogs still have a programmed natural instinct, giving the audience a new understanding of the Way of the Dog.
10.30 am and 3.30 pm both days
The Essex Dog Display Team is generally regarded as the premier dog display team in Great Britain and Europe and will be showing at the Essex Dog day
The display is entertaining exciting and educational, exactly what you would expect from Britain's longest established civilian dog team.
12.30 pm and 2.45 pm both days
"The Devil's Horsemen", draw the crowds to no less than 100 Live Shows all over Europe and often even further a field. The Team offer just about every equestrian act imaginable, from the frenzied pace of the Cossack Riding to the precision and elegance of the Classical High School. Don't miss them in the Main Ring.
11.30 am and 1.30 pm both days
Come and bring your terrier along to the main ring for the terrier race or enter them in the naughties terrier class in the Dog Show at 1pm, for more details go to the attraction page.
Terrier Race 3.15 pm both days
The first Eastern Bloc aircraft became available to Western European fliers in the early 1990s following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Ex-military machines such as the YAK 52 two seat trainer and YAK 50 specialist aerobatic aircraft, both having been used by the Aerostars, quickly became popular in the UK.
In 1993 several YAK 52 owners came together at a formation training school at North Weald airfield in Essex, where they underwent an intensive course of military type formation flying training, coached by off duty Royal Air Force instructors.
2pm both days (weather dependent)
The Silence Twister started life as a world beating radio controlled aerobatic machine simply known as the Twister. It had been developed by Matthias and Thomas Strieker in Germany and was so successful that they decided to build a "real" version of the model.
Formed in 2010, the Twister Aerobatic Team have performed at events across Europe and the Middle East showcasing the highly efficient Silence Twister aircraft. The Team are very versatile performing daytime aerial ballets and unique, sparking evening displays with specially developed pyrotechnic effects streaming from the aircraft's wingtips.
4pm both days (weather dependent)
One of the largest falconry displays in the country. Get up close and be photographed holding one of these magnificent birds.
Also a static display close to the main ring.
12pm and 4.30 pm both days
We will have a display of up to 30 vintage tractors and they will parade around the main ring at
on both days.
Tractors 4.45 pm both days
The pack began about 200 years ago, run privately by the Freestone family and later as a subscription pack under A G Freestone, who died in 1873. Come and learn more about the local foxhounds in the main ring.
Waveney Hounds 11.00 am both days
The Suffolk Punch is the oldest breed of working horse in the world and is unique in its chesnut colour.
Suffolk Punches 1 pm both days