Split second timing, breathtaking fire jumps and pyramids on wheels are just some of the stunning tricks crowds can expect from the world famous youth motorcycle team returning to Chatsworth Country Fair for the first time in a decade.
The Imps Motorcycle Display Team forms part of the action-packed schedule of family friendly entertainment at the hugely popular annual Chatsworth Country Fair taking place from 2 to 4 September 2016.
The three-day event, staged in the stunning Chatsworth parkland, will once again be jam packed with fun and entertainment for all the family across a number of areas in the grounds with tickets now on sale.
The Imps Motorcycle Display Team - whose youngest member is just five years old - will be returning with a spectacular show of revving engines, billowing fire jumps and multiple motorcycle routines to bring visitors an unmissable display of discipline and skill.
The Grand Ring will also be the site for thrilling landings from the Jump4Heroes human flight team, made up of serving and former members of the military. Continuing with the aerial attractions, once again visitors to the fair will be treated to an awe-inspiring aerobatic display by the Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force team famous for their trademark combinations of close formation flying, dynamic loops and rolls appearing on Friday and Sunday.
The popular Household Cavalry Musical Ride will be back performing cavalry drill movements set to music showcasing the courage, skill, precision and discipline required by the riders. As part of the display, Stablemen, or “Rough Riders” lie on the ground with their horses, a skill which can take up to four months of training to teach and is a throwback to when horses went into battle and would need to take cover.
Birds and animals once again feature prominently over the three days. Always popular is CJ’s Birds of Prey, a unique father and daughter act lead by Charlotte Hill who has trained in the art of falconry in various countries across the world. The duo’s bubbling enthusiasm and skill has led to them becoming one of the most popular Birds of Prey display teams in the UK.
Other animal attractions in the Grand Ring include the Dog and Duck Show featuring untrained dogs herding ducks; Allcomers’s Dog Racing where dogs and owners race across the arena and the Hound Parade. Kicking off each day are the Mounted Games where teams of riders show their amazing skills in relay and obstacle races all performed at blistering speed.
Food lovers will be spoilt for choice with the Cookery Theatre hosting some of the country’s finest chefs across the weekend, including Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood - making his debut at the fair this year on Friday - followed by fellow GBBO star Mary Berry who will be whipping up some culinary delights in the cookery demonstration tent on Saturday. The trio is completed by Valentine Warner - fellow chef and food writer - appearing on Sunday. All the chefs will be available for book signings each day following their food demonstrations.
With other activities on offer ranging from clay pigeon shooting and archery, to vintage vehicle displays, trade and craft stands and a fun-packed fairground, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Tickets for Chatsworth Country Fair are £25 for adults per day and free for children under 14 years old. Fantastic discounts are available for tickets purchased in advance online.
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