Wednesday 5th August 2020
Keeping traditional skills alive. During the day watch the progress as regional master craftsmen show off their talents. Working using age old hand tool techniques admire the fine workmanship that comes from their unrivalled knowledge of natural materials.
Here you can cheer the racing ferrets, admire the trained gun dogs at work, learn about pigeon decoying and even try your hand at fly casting.
An area not to be missed if you want to learn more about work and leisure in the countryside and how you can take part.
CLAYZER laser clay pigeon shooting is a sport which can be enjoyed by everyone. The paricipants use real shotguns that have been deactivated and modified.
The guns use infra-red technology, not laser and are completely harmless. They fire a beam at clays launched from a conventional clay trap that launches them a distance of about 35m. Whenever a trigger is pulled the control module generates the shotgun 'bang' and when a player hits the target it reproduces the sound of a breaking clay. An indicator on the gun instantly tells the player whether he has hit or missed the target, and spectators and players can see the score of each player on the large electronic scoreboard.
Terry Moules Ferret Racing Place your bets and cheer on your favourite! All for charity and you may even win a small prize!
Sheep Shearing Demonstrations of sheep shearing.
Our Education and Petting area has been introduced for 2019 and is certainly an area not to be missed!
We have lots of animals for you to see from small to very large including these wonderful Alpacas and Valais Blacknose Sheep from Woolley Animals.
We are also delighted to welcome Dinky Donks of Devon - home to the world's smallest & largest breed of rare donkeys.
Miniature mediterranean donkeys originate from the islands of Sardinia and Sicily and are almost extinct in their native land. They are a specific breed in their own right, not 'bred down to size'. The maximum height of a miniature mediterranean is 36".
The American Mammoth Jackstock donkey the worlds largest breed of donkey grows up to 17hh. It is descended from multiple breeds of donkey imported to the US by George Washington and bred as an ass that could be used to produce the strong work mules. It is a unique breed of donkey going back to the late 1700's. It is now listed as an endangered breed. Known for being deeply affectionate towards people, mammoths are truly the gentle giants of the donkey world.
In the petting area you can also see the Meerkats, Snake, Spider, Scorpion, Hissing Cockroaches, Pygmy Hedgehogs, Chinchillas, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and Barn Owl.
Vintage Tractors and Cars
Many tractors, cars and bikes will be on display all lovingly restored and polished by their owners. A part of the show where Grandad can reminisce with likeminded souls who would rather not be slaves to modern technology. Cars will parade in the arena, weather permitting.
Keep the children happy with traditional fair ground rides and the famous swing seats from Raymond Amusements.