The Chatsworth Country Fair returned this weekend 1st – 3rd September 2017, offering a true celebration of the Countryside and its’ pursuit.
Set amid the beautiful Chatsworth Estate, the fair has built up a solid reputation as a quintessential country day out for families – and somewhat of a tweed convention.
Crowds of foodies also got the chance to experience first-hand some of the nation’s favourite chefs including two ‘Bake Off’ originals Mary Berry, and Paul Hollywood, whipping up delicious culinary delights over in the Fine Food Village.
The Grand ring, which hosts the main entertainment of the occasion, this year boasted a jam-packed programme of entertainment including the amazing horseback gymnastics and stunts of the Dzhigitovka (Cossack Warriors), who thundered past the crowds at a colossal speed. Another treat were parachutists from the British Legion Extreme Human Flight Team competing to make the ‘perfick’ landing in the ring. The Royal air force turned the skies into a scene from the 1940s with an airing of their glorious vintage planes, whilst the lashings of mutts in the ‘All Comers Dog Race’ offered more of a comical display.
There are pockets of fun and countryside treats to be found in every inch of the fair, including farm animals to pet, Scottish dancing competitions, dog agility shows and a number of 1940s wartime displays and memorabilia. If you make it next year, be sure to take some spending money, as you’ll be more than tempted by the treasure trove of gifts to buy at the beautiful artisan stalls.
Jenny Mather, Explore Buxton guest blogger
For more information about visiting Chatsworth, go to www.chatsworth.org