Thursday, 23 November 2017

Traditional day out

THE traditional Easter country fair — now in its 15th year — returns to the Thame showground over the Easter

THE traditional Easter country fair — now in its 15th year — returns to the Thame showground over the Easter period.

The event offers brilliant family entertainment in the show’s three main areas, where you can watch country sports and pursuits performed by some of the countryside’s top names and associations.

A new main arena attraction this year is the National Horse Boarding Championship. This is an exciting equestrian extreme sport that is rapidly gaining popularity. Essentially, it can be described as Horse Skate Boarding with the boarder being towed behind a horse at speeds up to 30mph. The slalom course should be very entertaining.

Making a reappearance in the Andy Singleton Arena is the Mark Stannage International Display Team, a quick-moving and explosive stunt display which made a tremendous impression in their 2010 appearance. Falconry, gundog and sheepdog displays, fishing and ferret racing are just some of the other varied arena demonstrations.

To complete the family theme, there’s lots of children’s entertainment and activities to keep them interested — from puppet shows, waterballs, bouncy castles to learning how to handle a gundog, how to fish or fly a hawk or owl in the falconry village.

When all that activity and excitement gets too much, you can take a look at the shopping opportunities and browse along the rows of trade exhibitors, take a wander in the craft village, or watch cookery demonstrations in the food show.Finally, why not relax in one of the various food courts to round off your day?

There’s lots to see, lots to do and lots to buy at the Thame Country Fair, at the showground, Kingsley Road, Thame on Sunday and Monday, March 31 and April 1, from 10am to 6pm daily. www.livingheritagecountry shows.co.uk

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