Visitors braved showers and sunshine at Sandringham Game and Country Fair

The Sandringham Game and Country Fair. Picture: Ian Burt

The Sandringham Game and Country Fair. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Whether basking in the sunshine or battling downpours - people flocked to Sandringham Game and Country Fair.

The Sandringham Game and Country Fair. Picture: Ian Burt

The Sandringham Game and Country Fair. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Over the weekend Sandringham Park hosted the annual fair and even Saturday's wet weather did not dampen spirits.

There was clay shooting, dog shows, chainsaw carvers and an array of activities for families to enjoy.

The celebration of the countryside attracted local businesses and charities aplenty.

Car enthusiasts browsed new model BMWs, Mercedes-Benz and a range of classic and vintage vehicles. There was also farming machinery and equipment.

The Sandringham Game and Country Fair. Picture: Ian Burt

The Sandringham Game and Country Fair. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt


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Peter and Carole Slade, from Essex, attended the fair with their two dogs. Mrs Slade said: 'The chainsaw carving is just brilliant, we are on holiday and saw the show was on so we had to come along.'

Lots of visitors brought their dogs along to enjoy the event.

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Jenny Turner, from Hunstanton, said: 'We come every year with the family, it's lots of fun and there's so much to do.'

There was a mix of country sports and areas devoted to falconry, fishing and archery.

The Sandringham Game and Country Fair. Picture: Ian Burt

The Sandringham Game and Country Fair. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

One unusual highlight of this year's fair was a restored vintage caravan, that the Queen Mother visited in 1956.

Adele Booth, from Aunty Christine's Tea Room, said: 'Considering the weather or Saturday we were were still busy - everyone was cramming in and saying they were like sardines but eating cake.

'The suns out and so are the tables today (Sunday) so we are expecting a lot more.'

There was a large food area serving locally sourced sausages, hog roasts and even Greek food.

The Sandringham Game and Country Fair. Picture: Ian Burt

The Sandringham Game and Country Fair. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Bradley Harrison, from King's Lynn, said: 'There's no way we would have come yesterday in the rain, but today it's been lovely. It's good to have something we can bring the dog along to.'

Children skipped towards the hamster, rabbit and bird areas, where they were able to see and play with an array of animals.

Louise Jenkins, a visitor who lives in Sandringham, said: 'It is really lovely, I come here every year and it is so great to see it getting bigger and better. The traffic can be quite heavy around this area on the weekend but it is well worth it.

'I love looking around the clothes shops, especially Joules.'

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