Family fun at the Earls Barton Steam Rally & Country Fayre

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Battling giants will be among the highlights at a rural show in Northamptonshire this weekend.

The Earls Barton Rally & Country Fayre takes place on Saturday and Sunday in the village, just off the A45 Junction 10.

The event, run by volunteers, will feature a range of entertainment, including a vintage vehicle and threshing display, a pets corner, ferret racing, Viking Village, Punch & Judy and more than a hundred trade and craft stands.

Gary Lee Entertainments will provide arena entertainment from over-sized comedy wrestling team, The Battling Cumberland Giants, featuring Mighty Mick, Terrible Ted and clown Handy Andy.

There will also beSheridan the robotic sheepdog and a keyboard-playing robot, Brigadier Braithwaite. Both robots can hold a conversation with the public.

Visitors will also find local ales and refreshments.

For younger visitors there is an inflatable slide and bouncy castle.

The event is open from 9am to 5pm on both days. Admission is £6 for adults, £4 for senior citizens and £3 for children. A family ticket (two plus two) costs £15.

For further details call 07960 082975 or 01933 663454 or visit the website www.earlsbartonrally.co.uk

After expenses for the rally are paid out, a proportion of the profits will be made as donations to local causes and amenities.