What's in store for the 2018 Countryman's Fair, and highlights from past events.
2018 MAIN ARENA
The Devil's Horsemen are coming to perform their Wild West show and give an exhibition of Cossack Riding as the headline act in our exciting and full Main Ring programme. We will also have gun-dog displays and, back by popular demand, The Jonathan Marshall Falconry Experience, a Hound Parade and the Bideford Youth Pipe Band who will again entertain the crowds with the skirl of the pipes and the swing of the kilt.
The 2016 show was a great success. The crowd marvelled at The Squibb Freestyle Stunt Team. The key stuntman, Jamie Squibb was British Motocross Freestyle Champion three times. We saw radical airborne motorcycle aerobatics and ground based stunts, a really breath-taking display.
We also had Neil Varney an internationally recognized gundog trainer and breeder and Falconry on horseback from Jonathan Marshall. The Bideford Pipe Band gave a marvellously accomplished display.
Chris Green Wildfowler - Wildfowling Past and Present
Gundog display with Neil Varney Gundogs
Falconry Display with Jonathan Marshall
Mass Parade of Hounds
Parade of winners from the Gundog Classes
Chris Green - History of the Shot Gun
Please visit our gallery for a look at past performances in the Main Arena.
CRAFT & TRADE STANDS
Please visits our Stands page for a full list of trade and craft stands, plus more information on how to become an exhibitor.
The Dog & HOUND SHOWs 2018
There are various different elements to the Countryman's Fair Dog & Hound shows. We have the Cornwall Field Trial Society working test, the Family Dog Show, with Agility classes and Gundog Scurry too, and our Hound Show. For more details visit the dog & hound show page.
There will be a Clay Pigeon Shooting competition. BASC will also be present, bringing their instructors so that people can have a go at shooting clays with a shotgun.
West Country Rivers Trust organised an excellent programme of fly-fishing demonstrations and Have-a-Go sessions at the fishing area by the lake and there was a chance to see coarse fishing too.