Country Fayre returns to Normanby Hall

Tourism, Museums and The Arts
15:46, Tuesday, 30th July 2019

Normanby Hall has revealed exciting plans to revive the Summer Country Fayre on 26 August – nearly a century after the last one was held at the park.

The fayre is from 10am to 4pm and promises to be a fun-filled day of activities for all the family.

Visitors will be able to enjoy all the fun of the fayre, including performances from local singer Mary Daw, street theatre, pony rides, and dog competitions and agility shows from Jerry Greens, Scunthorpe Obedience Agility Training Club and The Brigg Mutley Crew Flyball Team.

The fayre is inspired by the historic Normanby Hall Agricultural Show that took place between 1886 and 1914, and featured penny farthing bicycle races, horseback events, military bands and athletics. The show was so popular that steamboats were organised from Goole and Hull. There was an attempt to revive the fayre after the First World War in the 1920s.

Other attractions to look forward to on the day include animal handling sessions with Lion Learners, Punch and Judy shows, wood turning and carving demonstrations and line dancing, as well as fantastic food, drink, crafts and local produce from over 30 stallholders.

Stalls confirmed so far include:

  • Andrew’s Hedgehog Hospital
  • Apidae Honey
  • Back Garden Bakery
  • Bottle and Carriage
  • Brockleby’s Pies
  • Bundle And Rust
  • Cocker Spaniels R Us
  • Coffee on the Run
  • Enamel and Copper
  • Fabulously Fruity Wine
  • Fleur’s Kitchen
  • Gens Cake Shed
  • Griddle and Feast
  • I Believe in Fairies
  • Jamie’s Sweet Emporium
  • Jenny’s Jams of Lincoln
  • LH Lasercrafts
  • Lincolnshire Craft Beers
  • Netty’s Crafts
  • P.B’s Wood N Art
  • Plop Creations
  • Roe’s Farm Dairy
  • Sciolti Chocolates
  • The Gift Box Garage
  • The Nattessary Crafts
  • The Boho Pixie
  • The Wild Rose Soap Company

Daily admission applies, or display your Normanby Hall annual membership.

Memberships can be bought online at www.northlincs.gov.uk/normanby-hall and offer great savings on repeat visits, free car parking and money off some ticketed events, with prices starting from as little as £20 a year. Memberships are valid from the day you buy them for a whole year.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for children, families and culture, said:

“It is wonderful that the Country Fayre is returning to Normanby Hall nearly a century since the last one took place. The fayre was always a hugely popular event with people travelling from further afield to attend.

“The brand new Summer Country Fayre is guaranteed to be a brilliant day out for all the family with lots to see and do. Make sure you get the event in your diary.”

For more details on what’s happening at Normanby Hall, go to the Normanby Hall website.

Anyone interested in trading at Normanby Hall events should email courses.team@northlincs.gov.uk.