December 10 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Between 15,000 and 20,000 people are expected at this weekend’s Sandringham Game and Country Fair – even though some cooler weather is expected.
The popular annual event near to the Queen’s Norfolk retreat opens at 10am today and contiues until tomorrow, with a variety of attractions including dog shows, owl shows, crafts and children’s attractions, such as a bouncy castle and puppet shows.
Television chef Mark Lloyd will also be a main feature of the food show, where the Mark Stannage International Stunt Team will make a return with some daring displays including motorcycle stunts and high diving.
Organiser Mark Hume, from Living Heritage Country Shows, said: “This is a major event in the country show calendar. We’ve got people visiting from all over.
“There’s so much going on, it’s such a good family day out and it’s value for money.”
He agreed that the show benefited from the Sandringham effect, adding: “It’s like all the big houses – I tend to call them ‘charisma houses’. They are the places people go to anyway.”
Mr Hume said that although the weather was not expected to be as warm as in recent weeks, that might not be a bad thing.
“We would like it to be cooler,” he added. “Sometimes it can be to hot and people either stay at home or flop on the grass!”
Tickets cost £11 for adults, £10 for over-65s and £4 for children aged between five and 15.