Holkham Country Fair blends tradition with family fun

Stampede Stunt Company will be at Holkham Country Fair 2015

Stampede Stunt Company will be at Holkham Country Fair 2015 - Credit: Archant

The beautiful grounds of Holkham Hall will once again be welcoming visitors from far and wide to enjoy two days of countryside pursuits, rural crafts, displays, performances and great fun for all the family this weekend.

Holkham Country Fair

Holkham Country Fair - Credit: Archant

The Holkham Country Fair is back this year on Saturday and Sunday with a packed programme of entertainment.

Grand Ring action includes the Stampede Stunt Company performing Gulliver's Carnival. It features some of the best professional stunt riders on their Spanish performance horses in a thrilling fast-paced. action-packed show that is full of theatre, colour, breathtaking stunts and humour.

With a complete change of pace the Dog & Duck Show with Stuart Barnes gives an amusing and informative peek into the psyche of the sheep dog and the unruly duck.

With his deep understanding of the basic instinct of dogs and his affable and infectious kiwi humour Stuart makes herding ducks into captivating and amusing entertainment.

Children will be able to enjoy donkey rides at Holkham Country Fair

Children will be able to enjoy donkey rides at Holkham Country Fair - Credit: Archant


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Visitors can also enjoy watching Charlotte Hill's birds of prey, British scurry and driving trials, aerobatics, freefall parachute displays and the Mounted Games Association of Great Britain.

Around the showground there will be fishing, gundogs, clay pigeon shooting, the vintage fairground, military displays, dog agility, vintage cars and machinery, archery, ferrets, lurcher racing and more.

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Delicious fare will be on offer to sample in the Fine Food Village and there will be plenty of opportunities to shop at over 150 trade stands.

New for 2015 are camping pitches available for the weekend. This is a rare opportunity to go camping within the beautiful grounds of Holkham Hall. With on-site facilities, live music on Saturday evening and a stone's throw from the famous Holkham Beach plus time to fully explore and enjoy Holkham Country Fair.

A camping ticket entitles you to two nights camping - Friday and Saturday and must be purchased in conjunction with either a two x two-day ticket to the Country Fair, or two x two-day Vice Presidents ticket. Maximum of five people (two adults + three children) per pitch.

Gates to Holkham Country Fair open at 9am on both days with a closing ceremony at about 6.30pm.

Saturday or Sunday adult tickets cost £18 or £15 online. A two day adult ticket cost £36 or £26 online. Children under 14 are admitted free. Parking is free.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

For more information visit the website www.holkhamcountryfair.co.uk.

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