Knights on the charge at Kelmarsh country show

Knights of Middle England who are new to the line up at Kelmarsh Country Show this year
Knights of Middle England who are new to the line up at Kelmarsh Country Show this year
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A country show is taking place in the Harborough area this weekend offering first-class demonstrations and rural activities for visitors.

The annual Kelmarsh Country Show, which attracted more than 30,000 people last year and has roots going back more than 25 years, is held within the grounds of picturesque Kelmarsh Hall on Easter Sunday and Easter bank holiday Monday.

Last year at the Kelmarsh Country Fair NNL-140904-165350004

Last year at the Kelmarsh Country Fair NNL-140904-165350004

Included in the line-up will be the Knights of Middle England in the main arena who will perform a series of medieval demonstrations including jousting.

There are also numerous retail areas and trade stands for shoppers to peruse country-inspired clothing and accessories, as well as an array of crafts, exhibits, food and refreshments and demonstrations for people of all ages and interests.

One of the marquee events will be the Great Wall Motor World Series Clay Shooting Championship, where clay pigeon shooting hopefuls can battle it out over two rounds with the overall champion winning a Great Wall Steed SE pick-up truck.

Over in the gundog arena handlers and their companions can get involved in the Great Wall Motor World Series Gundog Championship, where again a Steed SE will be awarded to the top handler achieving the best time in either the scurries or working test events.

Scurries returning to the fold this year include The Duck Distraction and Pick ‘n’ Mix, both designed to test a dog’s ability to retrieve while fighting against distraction.

It has been expanded this year to allow more handlers and dogs to compete.

To get involved in the championship or to find out more information about the scurries and working test, just visit the Gundog Registration Tent at the show and speak to one of the experts.

Full price day tickets cost £13 in advance or £15 on the gate each day.

Two-day tickets costs £24.

Accompanied children 15 years and under get in for free.

Camping is available on the site (£35), with the option of an electric hook-up (£80). Camping fees are the same for one night or the whole weekend, however all campers must have a weekend ticket.

To find out more or to buy tickets go to www.countrymanfairs.co.uk.

More details are also available at www.kelmarshcountryshow.co.uk.