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Cornbury Park Game and Country Fair

Cornbury Park is to host its first Game and Country Fair on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June.

A packed arena programme will feature a sheepdog display, gundog demonstration, falconry displays to name a few.

Youngsters and adults alike can try their hand at archery, marvel at the owls, watch the art of sheep shearing, learn about rural crafts by watching demonstrations including willow weaving, rod making and woodcarving or have a go at fly casting.

Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting or fire an air gun at targets in competitions running throughout the weekend or budding Robin Hood’s can learn the art of archery. Whatever people’s ability there will be various challenges for them to pit their wits from beginners to expert level.

Cheer on the terriers and lurchers as they race to the finish line in races taking place throughout the weekend organised by the Chairman of the Association of Lurcher Clubs, Alan Tyer.

And ferrets will also get the chance to go for glory too in the ferret races or why not enter your pets into the organised shows for lurchers, terriers and ferrets.

Throughout the weekend there will be a fine food marquee selling an array of the best produce from around the country. And Kevin Roxby, who has cooked alongside celebrity chefs James Martin, Antony Worrall Thompson and Aldo Zilli, will be tickling people’s taste buds during his cookery demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday too.

There will also be a large craft marquee with demonstrations taking place throughout the weekend, quad bike rides for the children and a vintage fairground to keep both the young and young at heart amused.

Tickets are priced adults £8, over 65s £7, under 16s £3, under 5s get in free and a family ticket admitting two adults and up to three children costs £20.

Gates will be open daily from 9am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday and there is free parking.

russell robson · Tue 2 Jun 2009, 07:46 · Link

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