The final countdown to fabulous family friendly day out

THE final preparations are being made to this year’s Autumn Food and Country Fair in Peterborough – the biggest day out of its kind in the Eastern region.

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

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 and other canine events
– Appearances at intervals throughout the day by Scooby-Doo
– WI Open Bake Off competition
– Exhibitions of rare breed cattle, sheep, pigs and goats
– Daring displays
– Dozens of trade stands
– Food court with cookery, butchery demonstrations and shopping area
– Kids Country events for children
– Vintage vehicles
– British Pig Association Young Stock Handlers
– Dog & Duck / Birds of Prey display
– Fun fair
– Wisbech Shire Horse Show
– The Supreme London Championships Small Livestock Show in recent years, billed as the rabbit world’s equivalent of Crufts.
– East of England Giant Vegetable Competition.

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 still 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

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