Norfolk in the summer is a wonderful place to be, with so much to see and do. One of the best ways to enjoy Norfolk in the summer is to visit one of the many fairs and festivals taking place across the county over the coming months.
Here are five festivals and fairs that you can't afford to miss in Norfolk this summer.
Now in its 33rd year, Festival Too is one of the biggest music events in the region, with three consecutive weekends of world class music to enjoy.
The fun starts on Saturday, 30th June with 2 Rude, a popular Ska tribute band. On the following weekend, 7th July, Pixie Lott is the headliner, while the final weekend arguably has the strongest line up of all, with The Sherlocks playing on Friday, 13th July, while Lowestoft natives and noughties favourite, The Darkness will be taking to the stage on Saturday evening.
Festival Too runs from 30th June to 14th July, and all tickets are FREE!
Sandringham Food and Drink Festival
Celebrating its 4th birthday, the Sandringham Food and Drink Festival is a great opportunity to sample and stock up on some of the wonderful food and drink in the Norfolk region.
The festival boasts more than just food and drink, with live music from a number of local bands playing throughout the day, as well as a family entertainment, with workshops for all ages.
The main focus is on food, however, with celebrity chefs such as Levi Roots, Ursula Ferrigno, Matt Tebbutt, Phil Vickery and Chantelle Nicholson set to be in attendance.
The Sandringham Food and Drink Festival takes place from 4th - 5th August, Ticket prices are Adults £9, Seniors £8, Children £3.
Downham Market Water Festival and Dragon Boat Race
One of the biggest events of the year in West Norfolk, the Downham Market Water Festival and Dragon Boat Race takes place on the banks of the Great Ouse Relief Channel.
The festival, now in its 12th year, sees thousands of people descend upon the riverside to watch the famous Dragon Boat Race.
Aside from the boat race, the day will include lots of family friendly fun such as stalls, dance performance and a fun fair.
The Downham Market Water Festival and Dragon Boat Race takes place on 12th August.
Sandringham Game and Country Fair
Back for its 13th year, the Sandringham Game and Countr Fair celebrates all that's great about the rural culture of Norfolk.
This year there will be three main arenas where visitors will be able to enjoy, among other things 'equine sports, country pursuits and the wonderful world of dogs'. There will also be a steam and vintage area, falconry, fishing, wildfowling, archery and much more.
The Sandringham Game and Country Fair takes place on 8th - 9th September. Tickets are £12.50 for adults, £11.50 for over 65s and £4 for children.
The Royal Norfolk Show
Last but not least, the Royal Norfolk Show is one of the biggest events of the summer in Norfolk. This is a chance to see Norfolk as its best, when tens of thousands of people attend the show to enjoy the beautiful countryside, and to learn about the farming and agriculture which historically formed the backbone of the Norfolk way of life.
Every year the event is built around three key themes. This year's theme are Field to Fork, Well being and Our Coast.
The Royal Norfolk Show is held on the 27th and 28th June. Gate prices are Adult: £26, Children: £11 and Age Concessions/Disabled: £23.
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