All set for the best Cornish Country Fair yet!
On Sunday 27th August the 27th annual Cornish Country Fair will be held at Stithians Showground. The fair which began in 1990 at Scorrier House is a traditional country fair and aims to give the opportunity to both local people and visitors to the county a taste of country life.
The fair’s winning format has altered little since it first began but every year new and exciting extras are added to the programme. The main ring comes alive with heavy horses, children’s mini Olympics as well as a parade of beagles and fantastic falconry displays whilst working gun dogs amaze the crowds with their obedience. Perhaps though it is the sight of the donkey derby races that result in the most cheers – visitors are very much encouraged to join in the racing and also to have a flutter on each of the races. This year we are thrilled to add to the main ring programme a parade of vintage tractors which we are very excited about and we are delighted to once again welcome back Kernow Kys flyball demonstrations where visitors to the show will be able to have a go.
Around the showground are many other attractions ideally suited to keep children entertained throughout the day - with rare breed animals, archery, a treasure trail, Cornwall Fire & Rescue, face painting, bouncy castle and even a Punch & Judy show!
A must for any dog lover, the companion dog show continues to grow from strength to strength with increasing entries every year, more dogs can be seen at the terrier and lurcher shows and displays.
Another spectacle not to be missed is the open Cornwall & Devon tug of war competition which includes all weights for ladies and gents.
The food and drink marquee will be appropriately positioned next to the main ring so visitors to the show will be able to relax with a drink whilst keeping an eye on the action and soaking in the country fair atmosphere.
The craft and food & drink marquees continue to grow each year offering the best from local businesses, local food is also served up in the many refreshment outlets around the show; local business can also be found throughout the showground with a vast array of wares.
The young farmer members will be keen to get the public involved with opportunities to have a go at sheaf pitching, a digger challenge and a tractor photo booth.
With free parking and the show starting at 10:30am, it is guaranteed to be a great day out, whether old or young, there will be plenty to see and do. For further information please contact the Cornwall YFC County Office on 01208 893080 or visit our Facebook page ‘Cornish Country Fair’.
Cornish Country Fair
A fun filled day for all the family…
Falconry on Horseback, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Companion Dog Show, Rare Breeds, Beagles, Inflatables, Festival of Food and Craft, Gundogs, Heavy Horses, Donkey Derby, Sheaf Pitching, Punch & Judy, Ready Steady Cook and much, much more.
Gates open 10:30am
Adults - £6
OAP’s & Under 16’s - £4
Under 5’s FREE
Stithians Showground, TR3 7DP.
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