Rural fun comes to Althorp

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THERE will be plenty of fun for the whole family as the Althorp Park Country Fair takes place this weekend.

The show, now in its third year, has an array of entertainment on offer on both Saturday and Sunday, including jousting, birds of prey displays and a goat show featuring milking and cheese-making display.

For dog lovers, there will be a chance to showcase your animal and enter them into the various categories available which takes place on the second day.

If watching dogs is more your thing, there will be terrier racing and agility dogs displayed. There will also be ponies, ferrets and exotic animals to be seen at the fair.

Children’s entertainment comes in the form of a farm designed for little ones, a Punch and Judy show and fairground rides.

There will also be other rural demonstration skills to enjoy, including braiding, spinning and weaving, together with cookery demonstrations and wine tasting throughout the weekend.

Visitors can sample and buy in the arts, crafts and gifts marquees as well as at a numner of lifestyle and food stalls.

The fair will be fully catered with a bar service, including a wide selection of real ales and Scrumpy cider.

Plus there will be the opportunity to splash some cash at trade stalls.

The event will run between 10am and 5pm both days and entry is £7 for adults, £6 for concessions and children’s entrance (five to 16-year-olds) is £3. A family ticket, consisting of two adults and two children, costs £16.

For further information about the event or to book advanced tickets, visit or call 0800 141 2823.

All of the proceeds from entries will go towards Marie Curie Cancer Care.