The Woburn Country Fair, organised by Living Heritage, returns to Woburn Abbey Deer Park for its second year on the 7th and 8th June. With attractions ranging from security dog demonstrations and Mounted Games to the England versus Germany chainsaw carving competition and have a go fishing on the lakes, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.
Crowds will be delighted by the antics of Cyril the Squirrel in the main arena, as well as scurry driver races, the Machine v Beast challenge, Mounted Games, and the horseboarders – an adrenaline packed event where competitors skateboard behind a galloping horse. There will be demonstrations of gun dogs, ferrets and birds of prey, as well as an opportunity to meet and greet the Oakley Hunt Foxhounds.
The England v Germany Chainsaw Carving Competition 2014 will be taking place at Woburn Country Fair with some of the top chainsaw carvers battling it out to produce the best works of art. Sculptures will be auctioned off on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Elsewhere, the popular ‘World of Dogs’ area will be hosting specialised dog shows for terriers and lurchers and for everyone else at the fun dog show. Ian Griffith and his team of trained security dogs will be returning again this year to demonstrate the skills they require for their close protection duties. Bring your own dog and take part in a multi scurry, gun dog test or ask Nat Canon for some advice at the gun dog clinic. Paul Makepeace and his team of experienced gun dog handlers will be taking over the main arena to demonstrate what happens on a shoot day and the different jobs of the various breeds.
Then there is the Falconry Village where a multitude of native and worldwide birds of prey are just waiting for their chance to fly! The village encompasses a flying arena, an indoor training arena, specialised stalls, static displays and resident expert falconers.
Mark Lloyd and his team of chefs will be here again demonstrating recipes inspired by the countryside. Other attractions not to miss include historical re-enactment team ‘A Moment in Time’, fair rides for the children, ferret racing, or painting a pot and a bar tent for the adults. You can get your tickets on the gate or purchase them in advance through the Living Heritage website.