Follies Face Painting – NEW (Saturday only)
No summertime event is complete without face painting! The award-winning Follies Face Painting will be at the Show on Saturday to offer a whole host of colourful and original faces as well as old favourites.
Sheridan the Sheepdog – NEW (Saturday only)
This is one dog that IS welcome to roam around the Showground! Sheridan will be riding around on his remote controlled tricycle, stopping along the way to chat and play jingles to everyone he meets. Both children and adults will love engaging with the robotic Sheridan, who’s even appeared at Crufts where he was definitely ‘Best in Show’!
Farmer Giles – NEW
Now here’s a fellow who thinks he knows a thing or two about farming and agriculture! You’ll come across him as he goes walkabout around the Showground, leaning over his five bar gate giving advice on any subject from farming (about which he actually knows very little) to philosophy (about which he knows less) – but with advice this entertaining he always draws a crowd!
Lennie the Land Train – NEW (Saturday only)
With his big smiling face and bright colourful carriages, Lennie the Land Train will be waiting at his inflatable station to give children of all ages a circular ride around the Showground. He can carry up to 24 people on his soft comfortable seats and has a driver and guard to look after you.
Steven Garner Caricaturist – NEW (Members areas only)
Take home an unforgettable memento of your visit to the Show with a caricature of yourself by caricaturist Steven Garner.
With over 34 years’ experience as a full-time cartoonist, Steven has travelled the globe entertaining guest at parties, dinners, balls, conferences and events with his witty interpretations of his subject’s characteristics.
Steven will be in the Members’ Areas in the Norfolk Pavilion every day of the Show and Members are asked to make a donation of £10-£20 to the Society’s Education resources in return for their caricature. It only takes around 5 minutes so why not pause for a break and see what first impressions Steven makes of you!
Titan the Robot
Titan the Robot is quite literally the biggest entertainer in the world and he’s bringing his equally big personality back to the South of England Show this year.
Titan has built up a cult following all over the world and has appeared on TV in the UK on Big Brother, Daybreak and The Gadget Show as well as performing alongside superstars including Rihanna, will.i.am and Will Smith and at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
His unique blend of comedy, street theatre and music is unlike anything you’ll see anywhere else – prepare to be thoroughly entertained by a 8-foot talking, dancing robot!
Knots of May (Saturday only)
The Knots of May are a woman’s Morris team who celebrate the dance traditions from the North West of England including clog dances from Lancashire where traditional Lancashire clogs are worn and shoe dances from Cheshire, performed with garlands or sticks. The sticks were thought to have originally been made from the empty bobbins from the cotton mills, which were decorated at each end with bundles of cotton waste.