FRAMPTON Country Fair is returning next weekend with its usual blend of popular family and countryside entertainment.

Showcasing the best of British the event will be held in 30 beautiful acres of the Frampton Court Estate with over 400 trade stands, three display rings and a traditional fun-fair.

There will be non-stop attractions including: a falconry display, dog agility demonstrations, hound parade and traditional horse tent pegging teams who will be galloping across the park. 

Also there will be demonstrations of traditional country crafts and skills including basket making, spinning and wheelwrighting alongside a parade of magnificent working horses as well as classic tractors. 

The event will have two hot air balloons, clay pigeon shooting, archery and a parachute poppy jump raising money for The Royal British legion

There will be plenty of food and drink as well as local stalls showcasing a variety of items from cheese, brownies, gin, dog coats, equestrian equipment and exotic plants at the fair’s country kitchen and park pavilion.

There will also be a range of entertainment including traditional Cotswold morris dancers,  Punch and Judy, Panache Steel Band and old fete favourites - pigeon shy, hook a duck, a helter skelter and a 1920s ferris wheel. 

Organiser Rollo Clifford said: “Amazingly the planning for this year’s fair started only a couple of days after we took the tents down last year.  

“A huge amount of effort goes into pulling all the exhibitors and demonstrations together but the result on the day is fantastic.  

“We’re always looking at new displays and demonstrations. Apart from being a great day out for the whole family the event is first and foremost a showcase of the countryside. 

“Helping to promote skills and crafts which have literally shaped the beautiful surroundings which we treasure so much.”.

From its beginnings back in 1986 the event has grown to become one of the biggest single day shows of its kind in the South West. 

The fair takes place on Sunday, September 11 from 9am. 

Tickets cost £15 for standard entry, £3 under 12s and under 5s go free. 

For every ticket purchased online, 25p will be donated to The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

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All photos by Simon Pizzey.