Burghley Game and Country Fair once again proves a success

All the delights of the countryside were once again on display at the Burghley Game and Country Fair.

Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 12:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 1:08 pm
Burghley Game and Country Fair, which took place on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday Photos: Lee Hellwing EMN-160531-114758001

The event returned to Burghley House on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday for the ninth year, providing four arenas with country sports and pursuits at their very best.

New for this year was the Fire Queen - the only female motorcycle stunt rider - who drew whoops and cheers during her display in which she biked through a wall of flames. Six Suffolk shire horses with a musical interpretation also impressed the crowds.

There were lots of country sports to try out including clay shooting, airguns, archery and fishing. The dog events have been building in size year on year and they also drew big crowds.

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There was a craft village and a good show with chef demonstrations, as well as falconry, vuibtage vehicles, owl shows, hampster displays and children’s amusements.

Mark Hulme, from event organisers Living Heritage, said it was a fantastic weekend.

Numbers were slightly down on Monday which Mark said was down to an inclement weather forecast. But the rain stayed away for the two days and hundreds of visitors made the most of the attractions on offer.

Mark said: “We were really pleased with how it went. It was disappointing that numbers were down on Monday but we had big crowds on Sunday, which made up for it.

“Overall it was a great weekend and we look forward to returning next year for our 10th year.”