Daredevil motorbike riders performing gravity defying stunts and fierce Cossack warriors on horseback lead the action-packed entertainment at the 2019 Chatsworth Country Fair.
Extreme non-stop action is on the cards from the UK’s leading motorcycle display team, the Bolddog Lings, appearing at Chatsworth Country Fair for the very first time. Not only have the team appeared in some of the largest shows in the world, but they have even featured in the superhero film Captain America.
Their performance will see the best of British freestyle riding talent performing death defying tricks using the world’s largest landing ramp. The riders also go head to head in a true test of nerve to see who will throw down the biggest tricks to win over the crowd.
The Ukrainian Cossacks Stunt Team are true masters of speed and agility, somersaulting and spinning under their horses’ bellies whilst spurring each other on with shouts and yelps. First formed in 1990 to resurrect the traditions of horse drill and mounted exercise, the hardy Cossack warriors have achieved worldwide acclaim for their spectacular daredevil show and return to Chatsworth after thrilling the crowds in 2015.
Fair organiser Sarah Green said: “It’s another stellar line up for the country fair this year that we’re confident will please our regular visitors as well as those coming along for the first time. At the end of the summer holidays, there really is no better way to spend a weekend with friends and family with fantastic entertainment and lots to discover around the showground.”
Completing the Grand Ring programme will be all the show favourites including CJ's Birds of Prey; the Poppy Parachute Team; Global Stars Aerobatics Display; British Scurry and Trials Driving; Allcomers' Dog Racing; Vintage Cars; Pipe Bands and Pony Mounted Games. Hot air balloon lifts at dawn and dusk will once again provide a majestic sight as they serenely glide across the Chatsworth Park.
Without a doubt, the 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, archery, crossbows and catapults are just some of the activities on offer, while K9 Aqua Sports see dogs and water come together for lots of canine fun.
Foodies can sample the delights on offer in the Fine Food Village or pick up tips from the professionals in the Stoves Cookery Demonstration Theatre.
A traditional fairground, pony rides and exotic animal encounters add to the fun while gun dog tests, fly fishing, sheep dog trials and horse driving celebrate a host of country pursuits.
The Grand Ring programme runs daily from 10.30am to 6.30pm with an opening ceremony at noon each day. Gates open at 9am.
Tickets on the gate are £25 each day with children under 14 free. Two day and three day tickets are available online as well as discounts of up to 20 percent for advance booking before 30 June.
For more information and to book tickets, go to www.chatsworth.org/countryfair
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Will Gompertz has chosen Chatsworth as one of the ten places that tell the history of England’s art, architecture and sculpture for the Historic England campaign Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places.The campaign aims to find the 100 places that bring to life England’s rich and extraordinary history.
He said: “Chatsworth is perhaps the finest example of the English stately home. There is a lot of history in its beautiful stone walls, some of which have been standing for nearly five hundred years. But it is still a living home with an energetic owner who makes sure that this historic building is still very much alive in the 21st century, sitting wonderfully – as it does – in the rolling hills of Derbyshire.”
Chatsworth has won the Best Historic Attraction in the Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2018.
The Chatsworth House Trust is dedicated to the preservation of Chatsworth House, the art collection, 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 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 only 16 miles from the M1, 10 miles from Chesterfield, and 8 miles north of Matlock, in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park and is well served by transport links throughout the UK.
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