Bringing the countryside to life at Burghley House

The Burghley Game & Country Fair

The Burghley Game & Country Fair

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The Burghley Game & Country Fair returns to Stamford this Bank Holiday weekend bringing with it a feast of entertainment and activity from the countryside.

The countryside really does come to life with three main show arenas including the new World of Dogs arena.

The Andy Singleton Arena is the largest providing fast paced action in the Scurry Driving, a horse and carriage event against the clock.

New this year is Stunt Mania, featuring the UK’s only female motor bike stunt rider, known as the Fire Queen.

The Special Events Arena provides countryside demonstrations of falconry, working ferrets, gundog displays and fishing. N & J Shires will also give demonstrations of working shire horses.

The World of Dogs Arena is an ever increasing attraction, introduced last year it provides a focal point for the dog section of the show.

Featuring dog displays throughout the day from Tom Longton Sheep Dogs, gundog training, terrier racing and “chase the bunny”, it’s the place to be for any dog lover.

These are accompanied by minor breeds marquees, the gundog clinic for training and advice, the gundog multi scurry and the fun dog show - a competition open for every pet.

So don’t leave the Dog at home…

Another popular arena is the chainsaw speed carving arena where two 30 minute speed carves take place each day. It’s an entertaining race against the clock to produce a chainsaw carving sculpture, then experience the thrills of the auction at the end of each session.

Why not try your skills at target field sports. Airguns and archery with expert one on one tuition from The ATEO Airgun and pistol shooting, field archery with Adrian Caddy and clay shooting with claytargets and starshot.

Not to be missed is the fine food hall where local and national producers of selected cheese, bakery, cakes, sausages and fine wine are sold. Accompanying the fine food hall is the Piazza where speciality catering will tantalise your taste buds.

And for the little ones there are owl shows, hamster displays, puppet shows, make and take areas and children’s amusements.

The Burghley Game & Country Fair takes place on Sunday and Monday, May 29 and 30 at Burghley House.

The show is open 10am until 6pm daily.

Admission costs £13.00 adults, £12.00 over 65s and £4.00 children.

Full show details available on: www.livingheritagecountryshows.com or telephone 01283 820548.