Flock to the fayre and Sheepdog Trials
- Credit: Richard Austin
Get set for the Devon Country Fayre and English National Sheepdog Trials at Castle Hill, Filleigh, from Friday through to Sunday (July 19-21).
GLORIOUS weather looks set to provide the perfect backdrop for the Devon Country Fayre and English National Sheepdog Trials in Filleigh this weekend.
From Friday through to Sunday there will be plenty for all ages to see and do, set within the grounds of Lady Arran’s stunning Castle Hill estate.
Some 150 shepherds and their dogs are set to compete during the three days and it is as chance to learn more about this fascinating centuries old partnership.
Any partisans in the crowd may wish to cheer on Kim Dart from Molland and her dog Sarah. Kim is a farm business consultant and one of only three women from the South West to qualify for the event.
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There will be a full programme of entertainment in the main ring in front of the house too, which will include the hilarious antics of terrier racing with ‘Cyril the Squirrel’, Meirion Owen’s entertaining sheep dog and duck displays, falconry shows and demonstrations of heavy horses.
The food and drink marquee will be packed with local producers showcasing their wares and there will be bustling craft stalls to browse and demonstrations to enjoy.
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Five lucky North Devon Gazette readers are already on their way after winning a pair of tickets in our competition. They are: B Huxtable and Rosemary Hill of Barnstaple, Anna Parker from Fremington, Leo Cockram from South Molton and Andrew Pettey from Ilfracombe.
Find out more about the Devon Country Fayre at www.devoncountryfayre.co.uk. Advance online sales have closed, but advance tickets are still available from Mole Valley Farmers stores, including South Molton and Holsworthy, as well as North Devon Hospice shops. Tickets can be bought at the gate on the day.