Get ready to kick off autumn with fun, fur and feathers at the Autumn Food and Country Fair.
Peterborough Arena at the East of England Showground hosts the annual seasonal extravaganza on Sunday October 9, offering something for everyone.
As the only event of its kind in the region, the Autumn Food and Country Fair is almost 40 years old and still going strong – mixing family fun, outdoor pursuits and country living all in one fantastic day.
New and popular attractions lined up to delight this year’s visitors include:
– Super star Shetland Pony, Thunder Pants, from Ely – who be showing the crowd his moves in the main display ring from dressage to music, showjumping and fancy dress fun.
– A display by the East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club display team.
– Companion Dog Show
– Exhibitions of rare breed 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 land rovers for youngsters to drive around a circuit
– British Pig Association Young Stock Handlers
– Dog & Duck Display
– Birds of Prey Display
– Fun fair
– 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 most successful vegetable growing gurus at the popular East of England Giant Vegetable Competition.
If you see yourself as a budding Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood, you may wish to enter the WI Open Baking Competition, and rustle up some prize winning cheese scones, artisan bread, classic Victoria sandwich or edible necklace!
Peterborough Arena event 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 the region back year after year to enjoy a day dedicated to fun, fur, feathers and food!”
There is free parking and gates open at 8am. Advance tickets are on sale now priced adult £8, senior citizen £6, child (aged 5-16) £4, family £20 (2 adults, 2 children).
For details about the show, attractions, WI Baking Competition and visitor information, visit www.autumnfoodandcountryfair.co.uk