Fun, fur and feathers at fair
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 to www.autumnfoodandcountryfair.co.uk.