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Family fun at Earls Barton Steam Rally and Country Fayre in Northamptonshire

Earls Barton Steam Rally for MNCE & MNT1Whites showground, A45, junction 10 Galloping Acrobatics NNL-140824-174254009

Earls Barton Steam Rally for MNCE & MNT1Whites showground, A45, junction 10 Galloping Acrobatics NNL-140824-174254009

A Viking village and an acrobatic equestrian display team were among a wide spread of attractions entertaining the crowd at Earls Barton Steam Rally and Country Fayre in Northamptonshire over the bank holiday weekend.

Thousands flocked through the gates at the 14th annual event, which played host to a wide selection of steam tractors, classic cars and crafts.

Penny Smith of the organising committee said thousands of pounds was also raised for a host of local causes too.

She said: “It remains popular because it is friendly - we try and welcome everybody from exhibitors to crafts people, who just love it here.

“I think we just try and put on something for everyone.”

Among the many attractions, The Battling Cumberland Giants, falconry displays, ferret racing, a climbing wall, and a real ale tent provided plenty of fun away from the steam tractors and cars as well as a spectacular display by equestrian display team Galloping Acrobatics.

Secretary of the Wellingborough based Bifrost Guard - which hosted a Viking village complete with an armoury and working spinning wheels over the three days - Rebecca Sturdgess, said: “It’s always brilliant here, this is one of our favourite shows in the calender.

“We all stay in character for the whole weekend.

“We sleep here and do our cooking on the fire, we do it old school and people really seem to enjoy it.”

 

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