Early bird tickets for Chatsworth Country Fair 2021 will be released today (Friday 4 September) on the weekend that would have been the 39th anniversary of one of England's most spectacular annual outdoor events.

With the three day extravaganza normally attracting tens of thousands of people to the Derbyshire parkland for the celebration of rural life, it fell victim to this year’s Covid related cancellations.

Held in the Chatsworth Park in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, the three days normally attract visitors from all over the country for a family fun day out. Now Chatsworth has put tickets on sale for the 2021 event with a 20 percent early bird discount in place for a limited period. 

With planning well underway, visitors can expect a packed programme of grand ring entertainment, a star-studded cookery theatre, stunt teams, military bands and aerobatic displays, as well as the chance for the whole family to have a go at a multitude of fun activities.

Previous grand ring entertainment has featured daredevil Cossacks on horseback, motorbike stunt teams, dancing diggers, breath-taking parachute displays and the Red Arrows. 

Jonathan Fish at Chatsworth said: “We are of course hugely disappointed not to be welcoming visitors this weekend to such a popular event, but the health and wellbeing of all our visitors, staff and exhibitors is our number one priority. 

“It is however exciting to look forward to staging the event in 2021 and we can’t wait to reveal the plans we have in the coming months. Watch this space!”

Without a doubt, Chatsworth Country Fair offers a fantastic experience for all the family with plenty of fun and games around the showground situated along the banks of the river Derwent.

Clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing and archery are just some of the activities that visitors can try out. Foodies can sample the delights on offer in the Fine Food Village or pick up tips from the professionals in the cookery demonstrations. A traditional fairground, marching bands and a myriad of dog-related activities make it one of the best summer days out.

Super early bird tickets start at £20, and under 14s go free. 

For more information and to book tickets, go to www.chatsworth.org/countryfair 

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Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and is located in the Peak District National Park. The house, many of its contents and much of the surrounding landscape are leased to a registered charity, the Chatsworth House Trust. The Duke and Duchess pay rent to the charity to live at Chatsworth and work with the charity and others to welcome Chatsworth’s visitors.

Every penny of visitor admission goes directly to the Chatsworth House Trust, which is dedicated to the long-term preservation of Chatsworth House, the collections, garden, woodlands and park for the long-term benefit of the public. The charity promotes the study and appreciation of Chatsworth as a place of historic, architectural and artistic interest and of natural beauty, and encourages the use and enjoyment of Chatsworth by visitors for education and recreation. 

Chatsworth won Gold in the Peak District and Derbyshire Tourism Awards 2020, designed to recognise excellence and outstanding achievement in the area's valuable tourism sector, which is worth over £2.3 billion.

Chatsworth is a member of the Treasure Houses of England, 10 of the most magnificent palaces, stately homes and castles in England. www.treasurehouses.co.uk

Chatsworth is part of the Devonshire Group, which comprises the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s interests, charities and businesses throughout the UK, including Chatsworth which sits within the Derbyshire Estate, Bolton Abbey Estate in Yorkshire, and Lismore Estate in Ireland.

Chatsworth is only 10 miles from Chesterfield train station, 14 miles from Sheffield train station, 16 miles from the M1, and it well served by regional bus services.

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