2021 Suffolk Agricultural show cancelled due to Covid-19

The 2021 Suffolk Agricultural show has been cancelled due to increasing uncertainty of the viability of the show due to Covid-19.

A statement by the organisers said:

“The Suffolk Agricultural Association has announced with regret that the next Suffolk Show will now take place in 2022 and not 2021 as originally hoped.

The highly experienced volunteer committee responsible for putting on the Suffolk Show, which in 2019 attracted over 90,000 visitors over two days, has met on several occasions to consider whether or not it would be possible to safely, and with confidence, put on a 2021 show akin to the 2019 event.

“The conclusion reached, with so much uncertainty over the coming months, reinforced by the latest government guidelines, was that putting on the show we all wish for, set against the risks of it being allowed to happen in the way we would intend, led to the decision to cancel the 2021 event with immediate effect.

“This has been an extraordinarily difficult decision to take but we felt it right at this particular time, in order to create clarity sooner rather than later and further reduce any potential health and safety, reputational and financial risks to the association.

Whilst recognising this is hugely disappointing for so many, we do feel that over the course of 2021, we can put on activities central to our core purpose and to this end are planning a series of smaller focused events, such as equine and livestock shows.

“All our efforts will now be focused on navigating ourselves through the next year and planning for a fantastic show in 2022.