FRAMPTON Country Fair returns next weekend with its usual mix of popular family and country entertainment.
Showcasing the best of Britain, the event will be held on 30 stunning acres of Frampton Court estate with over 400 trade stalls, three display rings and a traditional funfair.
There will be non-stop attractions including: a falconry display, canine agility demonstrations, a dog parade and traditional horse-drawn tent picket teams galloping through the park.
There will also be demonstrations of the country’s traditional crafts and skills, including basket weaving, spinning and cartwrighting, as well as a parade of magnificent work horses as well as classic tractors.
The event will feature two hot air balloons, skeet shooting, archery and a parachute poppy jump to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.
There will be plenty of food and drink as well as local stalls showcasing a variety of items ranging from cheese, brownies, gin, dog coats, riding gear and exotic plants to the country kitchen and lodge from the fair grounds.
There will also be a range of entertainment, including traditional Cotswold Morris dancers, Punch and Judy, Panache Steel Band and old party favorites – shy pigeon, hook a duck, helter skelter and a 1920s Ferris wheel.
Organizer Rollo Clifford said: “Surprisingly planning for this year’s fair only started a few days after we took down the tents last year.
“A huge amount of effort is needed to get all the exhibitors and demonstrations together, but the result of the day is fantastic.
“We are always looking for new displays and demonstrations. In addition to being a great day for the whole family, the event is above all a showcase for the countryside.
“Helping promote the skills and craftsmanship that have literally shaped the beautiful environment we cherish so much.”.
Since its beginnings in 1986, the event has become one of the largest one-day shows of its type in the South West.
The fair takes place on Sunday September 11 from 9 am.
Tickets cost £15 for standard entry, £3 for under-12s and under-5s are free.
For every ticket purchased online, 25p will be donated to The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.
To learn more or to book tickets, visit – bit.ly/3Rr75HV
All photos by Simon Pizzey.