What's in store for the 2018 Countryman's Fair, and highlights from past events.


The programme for events in the Main Ring will not be finalised until Spring 2018.  We hope to have as entertaining a show as in 2016, see below.   

Our headline act was 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.  

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We also had Neil Varney an internationally recognized gundog trainer and breeder and a Falconry display on horseback from Jonathan Marshall.  The popular Bideford Pipe Band entertained the crowds and they also enjoyed the mass Parade of Hounds.

Chris Green Wildfowler - Wildfowling Past and Present

Gundog display with Neil Varney Gundogs

Jamie Squibb Freestyle Motocross

Falconry Display with Jonathan Marshall

Bideford Youth Pipe Band

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.


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 SHOW 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.


The Have-a-Go Dog Agility competition

The Have-a-Go Dog Agility competition



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.

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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.  

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