Friday 4, Saturday 5, Sunday 6 September 2015
TV presenter and farmer Adam Henson will be making his debut as Chatsworth Country Fair President this year when he opens a thrilling, three day programme of events and attractions on Friday 4 September.
With attractions and entertainment running until approximately 6.30pm each day, the presenter of BBC’s Countryfile has a action-packed schedule as he goes out and about around the showground, meeting and greeting visitors and fair regulars alike, sharing his farming knowledge and insights into rural life.
Preparations for one of Britain’s biggest country fair’s are in full swing as it looks forward to a mix of old favourites and new thrills, including the world famous Ukrainian Cossack Stunt Team who will be bringing their legendary riding skills to the Grand Ring for the first time.
No Chatsworth Country Fair would be complete without a band, and this year it’s the Band of the Corps of the Royal Engineers set to provide the musical entertainment. And with more than 130 TV performances and 15 royal performances The Essex Dog Display Team are regarded as the top dog display team in Britain, and are sure to wow the crowds in the Grand Ring on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Plus there's the Jump4Heroes Extreme Human Flight Team, The Mounted Games Association of Great Britain, Allcomer’s Dog Racing with Adrian Francis, the ever popular Charlotte Hill birds of prey demonstrations, British Scurry and Trials Driving, aerobatics, vintage cars, the hound parade, massed pipe bands and hot air balloon lift at dawn and dusk.
With children under 14 admitted free, the Chatsworth Country Fair is great value for a family day out. A popular favourite with all ages is the Olde Tyme Fairground, with its classic rides’ from the Helter Skelter, Chair-O-Plane and Gallopers to the magnificent Big Wheel. Around the showground, look out for lots more entertainment with target golf, pony rides, bungee trampolines and climbing walls.
A new aerobatic display team, The Global Stars, will be performing at the fair on Friday and Saturday above the adjacent terrain of hillsides and moors. Made up of British aerobatic champions past and present, expect to see precision formation aerobatics, exciting head-to-head opposition crosses and solo aerobatics from planes flown at a max speed of 250mph.
The Red Arrows need little introduction. The full display team will be back once again at the fair by popular demand providing an absolutely stunning finale on the final day with their world famous air display.
Gates open at 9am each day. The box office is now open for advance tickets. Advance tickets are available from £18 with children under-14 free. For more information and ticketing options, including a 10% discount for online booking, visit www.chatsworthcountryfair.co.uk
The Chatsworth Country Fair can also be found at www.facebook.com/ChatsworthCountryFair
Chatsworth House and Garden are open throughout (normal admission applies). The farmyard & adventure playground are closed during the fair. www.chatsworth.org
Notes to editors:
Adam Henson: Born into a farming family, Adam gained experience with animals and farming from an early age. Adam achieved a HND in Agriculture at Seale-Hayne Agricultural College in Devon, where he met his business partner Duncan Andrews. Having succeeded Bemborough Farm tenancy from his father, Adam now runs the 650-hectare estate with Duncan Andrews growing wheat, spring barley and oilseed rape, alongside a flock of 350 commercial ewes. They also run the Cotswold Farm Park which pioneers rare breed conservation. Set up in 1971 by Adam’s father, this award-winning tourist attraction now welcomes over 100,000 visitors a year.
Chatsworth House Trust: The Chatsworth House Trust is dedicated to the long-term 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.
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