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.

 


2016

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.  

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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

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.


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.

 

The Have-a-Go Dog Agility competition

The Have-a-Go Dog Agility competition


SHooting

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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Fishing

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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