Hampshire Country Fair to return to Netley Marsh Showground at the weekend (From Basingstoke Gazette)
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Hampshire Country Fair to return to Netley Marsh Showground at the weekend
7:00am Wednesday 30th April 2014 in Leisure News
HAMPSHIRE Country Fair takes place this weekend.
After a successful move to the Netley Marsh Showground last year, the 16th Hampshire Country Fair is back at the venue on May 4-5 with another few days of country sports and pursuits.
New additions to the arenas this year include the extreme equestrian sport of horseboarding and The Walk Up Shoot.
Horseboarding involves being towed by a horse at speeds up to 30mph against the clock – the slalom makes very entertaining viewing.
The Walk Up Shoot will feature top gundog handlers and dogs simulating a typical day out at a shoot.
There will be a new Eagle Show in the Falconry Village which joins the ever-popular owl show.
There are lots of activities in the Country Kitchen. Resident chef Tony Robertson is joined by TV chef and presenter Mark Lloyd and seafood specialist Henry Farrant.
Don’t leave your dog at home as there are plenty of events for them to enter including the Fundog Show – watch out for them in fancy dress.
Youngsters will have a chance to meet the hounds at the end of the Parade of Hounds display.
Wander back in time meeting yesteryears working display of steam engines, stationary engines, tractors and machinery demonstrations.
The fair is open from 10am until 6pm daily. Admission costs £12 for adults, £4 for children and £11 for over-65s.
Find out more online at livingheritagecountryshows.co.uk or call 01283 820548.