A SODDEN summer may have caused long faces for organisers of outdoor events and shows across the district this year but at Frampton Country Fair they are confident that the show will go ahead this weekend.

Not only is the weather forecast very good but parking at Frampton is on well-drained ground so motorists need have no fear of becoming bogged down.

“Once again it looks like the rain clouds will be staying away from Frampton on Severn on September 9. Instead sun hats are likely to be in some demand,” said spokesman Cecil Weir.

Over the past few weeks the Frampton Country Fair office has had a steady stream of telephone enquiries and emails, checking that the event is still being staged.

Staff there have been pleased to assure callers that the show is most definitely on.

“Although it has been a pretty damp summer, Frampton Country Fair benefits hugely from the fact that most of the car parking areas are located over sand and gravel which means that the ground drains very well,” said Mr Weir.

“However any outdoor event is always more pleasurable when the sun is out and the grass is dry – which is how the forecast is looking for this Sunday. It promises to be another great day out for our visitors.”

Visitors to the Frampton fair, set in the beautiful 30-acre grounds of Frampton Court estate, can look forward to a wide range of country pursuits, including the Living Working Countryside exhibition that showcases rural skills which have been in slow decline over time but which in recent years have seen resurgence in interest – hedge laying, dry stone walling, cider making, spinning and those of the blacksmith, farrier, and saddler.

As in previous years there will be almost 400 stalls and trade stands and activities in the main ring include the White Helmets motorcycle display team, falconry displays, inter-hunt relay and a mounted tent-pegging competition.

A great day out for all the family is promised. Further details are available from the Frampton Country Fair website www.framptoncountryfair.co.uk or on 01452 740152.

* St John Ambulance will be teaching people vital first aid skills at the Frampton Country Fair this weekend as part of its annual Save a Life September campaign. Free training session will be held from 9am to 4pm.