The line up for this year’s Chatsworth Country Fair, held from 31st August to 2nd September, has been announced and it has a distinctly British feel.
Chatsworth Country Fair has announced a show-stopping ‘best of British’ line up to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year and the visit of the world’s greatest athletes for the London Olympics.
Back by popular demand, the Red Arrows will give a spectacular aerial display just above the heads of the watching crowds on Saturday and Sunday, while the Grand Ring will feature magnificent displays by two Gun Teams from the Musical Drive of the King’s Troop as well as freefall parachutists every day.
Visitors can sample the wonderful food on offer in the Fine Food Village and take inspiration from cookery demonstrations by top chefs including TV favourites James Martin, Lesley Waters, Alan Coxon and Rachel Green, all cooking with some of the wonderful produce from across the Midlands.
England’s most spectacular annual outdoor event delivers a taste of the countryside with have-a-go classic country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting, archery, cross bows, catapults and target golf. Meanwhile, animal lovers are spoilt for choice with pony rides, dog agility demonstrations, mounted games, birds of prey, Gun Dog tests, sheep dog trials – there are even some ferrets to meet.
Spread over several acres of beautiful parkland on the banks of the River Derwent, the England’s biggest Country Fair has something for everyone – there are more than 300 trade stands; rural crafts; an old time fairground full of traditional rides that are always popular with children; Highland dancing; vintage vehicle displays and dozens of hot air balloons.
Gates open at 9am each day with a closing ceremony at 6.30pm. Book tickets online and save 10 percent or more. Gate prices are £20 for adults; children under 14 get in free.
Chatsworth house and garden are open throughout (normal admission applies). The farmyard & adventure playground are closed during the Fair.
For more information and ticketing options including a 10 percent discount for online booking, visit www.chatsworthcountryfair.co.uk. The Chatsworth Country Fair can also be found at http:// www.facebook.com/ChatsworthCountryFair.