Fun, fur and feath­ers at fair

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Wow - By Brad Barnes On twit­ter @PTbrad­barnes

Look­ing to get Oc­to­ber off to a fly­ing start is this year’s Au­tumn Food and Coun­try Fair in Peter­bor­ough - and we have TEN fam­ily tick­ets to give away.

Peter­bor­ough Are­naat the East of Eng­land Show­ground hosts the an­nual sea­sonal ex­trav­a­ganza on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 9, of­fer­ing some­thing for every­one.

As­theon­lyeventofit­skind in the re­gion, the Au­tumn Food and Coun­try Fair is al­most 40 years old and still go­ing strong - mix­ing­fam­ily fun, out­door pur­suits and­coun­try liv­ing all in one fan­tas­tic day.

New and pop­u­lar at­trac­tions lined up to de­light this year’s vis­i­tors in­clude:

Per­sonal ap­pear­ances at in­ter­vals through­out the day from Scooby-Doo™

Su­per star Shet­land Pony, Thun­der Pants, from Ely – whobeshow­ingth­e­crowd­his movesinthe­maindis­playring from­dres­sage­to­mu­sic, showjump­ing and fancy dress fun.

A dis­play by the East Anglian Stafford­shire Bull Ter­rier Club dis­play team.

Com­pan­ion Dog Show. cat­tle, sheep, pigs and goats. Dar­ing dis­plays . Dozens of trade stands . Kids Coun­try events for chil­dren.

Clas­sic car and vin­tage trac­tor dis­plays.

Lit­tle Rovers pint sized LandRovers­fory­oung­sters to drive around a cir­cuit

Bri­tish Pig As­so­ci­a­tion Young Stock Han­dlers. Dog & Duck Dis­play. Birds of Prey Dis­play. Fun­fair. Food, drink and shop­ping area. Vin­tage ve­hi­cles. Wis­bech Shire Horse Show.

The event has be­come the home of the The Supreme Lon­don Cham­pi­onships Small Live­stock Show in re­cent years, billed as the rab­bit world’s equiv­a­lent of Crufts.

And for those who want to get a lit­tle more in­volved, there is the chance of com­pet­ing with some of the coun­try’s most­suc­cess­ful­veg­etable grow­ing gu­rus at the pop­u­lar East of Eng­land Giant Veg­etable Com­pe­ti­tion.

If youseey­our­self as a bud­ding Mary Berry or Paul Hol­ly­wood, youmay­wish­toen­ter the WI Open Bak­ing Compe- tition, and rus­tle up some prize win­ning cheese scones, ar­ti­san bread, clas­sic Vic­to­ria sand­wich or an ed­i­ble neck­lace!

Peter­bor­ough Are­naevent man­ager Kerry But­triss said: “We are re­ally ex­cited about this year’s show – with more new at­trac­tions which we hope our vis­i­tors will en­joy.

“With a crowd of over 10,000 last year we are hop­ing for sim­i­lar num­bers in Oc­to­ber, and are de­lighted that the wide ap­peal of Fair and its pop­u­lar fea­tures keep bring­ing peo­ple from across there­gion­back­year­afteryear to en­joy­a­dayded­i­cat­edto­fun, fur, feath­ers and food!”

Ad­vance tick­ets cost £8 (adults) and park­ing is free.

To be in with a chance of win­ning one of the 10 fam­ily tick­ets an­swer this ques­tion: Which fa­mous char­ac­ter will be mak­ing per­sonal ap­pear­ances at in­ter­vals through­out the day at this year’s show?

Sendy­ouran­swer­bye­mail to or by post to Brad Barnes, Au­tumn Tick­ets Com­pe­ti­tion, Peter­bor­ough Tele­graph, Suite B, Unex House, Bourges Boule­vard, Peter­bor­ough PE1 1NG. The dead­line is noon on Oc­to­ber 29. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion go to­tum­n­foodand­coun­try­

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