Countryside Fair

Whittington Countryside Fair Saturday 2nd September 2017



Although this is our 14th consecutive year of running the Countryside Fair, it could be the last in its present format. The Parish Council now has a reduced membership and this is the final year for a number of key members of the Fair team. Unless we can find a number of new recruits to help out with the main roles and responsibilities the format will have to change. However, on a more positive note preparations for this year’s show are well in hand, the list of attractions below include many of our well tried and tested events. A variety of trade and craft stalls have been booked, together with catering outlets and a licenced bar. Please do come along, bring your friends and enjoy the Show.

Fair entry prices for the September event are:

Adults £5.00, Concessions, (including children) £3.00, Family ticket (2 x adults + 2 x children) £12.00. Children under five are admitted free of charge.

Activities and Events

  1. Variety of birds and animals
  2. Dog Show
  3. Jazz Band
  4. Falconry Display
  5. Agricultural Machines and Bygones
  6. Bees
  7. Interactive Ferret Show
  8. Pony Riding
  9. Craft and Trade Stalls
  10. Punch and Judy
  11. Wood Carving
  12. Tractor and Trailer Rides
  13. Classic Cars
  14. Kiddies Train
  15. Food Outlets
  16. Licensed Bar
  17. Tea Room
  18. Produce Competition
  19. Cake Competition
  20. Flower Arranging Competition
  21. Face Painting
  22. Thatcher
  23. Basket Making
  24. The Dog and Duck Show
  25. Ice Cream
  26. Children’s Helter Skelter and Slide
  27. Parrots
  28. Bungee Jumping
  29. Grand Raffle
  30. Winterton’s Auctioneers
  31. Pole Lathe Turning
  32. Chain Saw Demonstration
  33. Staffordshire Regimental Museum Roadshow
  34. Jezz Avery’s All New Stunt Show
  35. Off Road Vehicle Display
  36. Mobile Climbing Wall


Organising and running an event of this magnitude could not take place without the help and support of many people and groups in our community. The Fair Committee consisting of Parish Councillors and other members of the community has already put hours and hours of time and work into the preparation, planning and organising of the event. Our sincere thanks to the Council and the many members of our community who help in so many different ways. Don’t forget, Countryside Fair day – Saturday 2rd September 2017. Make a note in your diaries. If anyone would like to help out at the Fair or become more involved in future events please contact any member of the Parish Council or John Smith on 01543432848.

John Smith, Fair Coordinator.