Crowds wowed at Stradsett Country and Craft Show

Stradsett Country Fair at the weekend. Varied entertainments in the display rings. ANL-150606-170615009
Stradsett Country Fair at the weekend. Varied entertainments in the display rings. ANL-150606-170615009
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Stunt riders and galloping acrobats were some of the attractions on offer at Stradsett Country and Craft show over the weekend.

About 6,000 people went along to the two-day festival at Stradsett Hall.

Stradsett Country Fair at the weekend. Varied entertainments in the display rings. The arrow is on it's way. ANL-150606-170512009

Stradsett Country Fair at the weekend. Varied entertainments in the display rings. The arrow is on it's way. ANL-150606-170512009

This is the second year for the popular festival, which offered everything for people of all ages.

One of the organisers, Paula Edmundson, was delighted with the event’s success.

She said: “It was a brilliant weekend. This is the second year and we doubled the amount of people coming through the gates.

“We try to go for a large British fete feel. We have already had lots of emails from the public to say how much they enjoyed it.”

Stradsett Country Fair at the weekend. Varied entertainments in the display rings. ANL-150606-170537009

Stradsett Country Fair at the weekend. Varied entertainments in the display rings. ANL-150606-170537009

The Stunt Monkeys display team wowed the crowds at the main ring by showing off their daring skill on superbikes.

Galloping Acrobats and carriage racing also proved to be a big draw.

Harvey’s Shire Horses gave a traditional display, while the agility of birds of prey was also shown.

A taste of Africa came to Stradsett thanks to the Zulu dancing.

Stradsett Country Fair at the weekend. Varied entertainments in the display rings. ANL-150606-170554009

Stradsett Country Fair at the weekend. Varied entertainments in the display rings. ANL-150606-170554009

Mrs Edmundson said: “People absolutely loved that section.”

The Festival of Dogs was new to this year’s line-up.

Attractions included dog shows, agility demonstrations, have a go-flyball, along with training sessions.

Sheep racing was also on offer, along with displays of classic cars and tractors.

A number of rural crafts were also on display during the event.

Lynn Woodturners took part in the show, plus there was a display by a chainsaw carver.

Chefs and foragers gave demonstrations in the cookery area and there was also a series of talks.

Mrs Edmundson said: “The chefs were still cooking at 5pm so people were not leaving until 5.20pm, after they had tasted the food.

“We had some lovely producers taking part and I think the show went extremely well.

“People really enjoyed it and it was nice to have a bit of summer.”