It is the region's biggest agricultural event - up to 90,000 people are expected through the gates at the Royal Norfolk Show over the next couple of days.
Big numbers then, but there is criticism the show organisers are taking advantage of punters, with a family a ticket at the gate costing in excess of £60. Watch Jim Rice's report.
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It will stay cold this weekend with further wintry showers at times.
Icy stretches will form tonight as temperatures drop and wintry showers develop later.
A woman has been banned from keeping all animals for three years after admitting neglecting her cat and four kittens - two of whom died.