Lamb-races, bike stunts and flower shows at Kelmarsh Country Fair in Northamptonshire

Kelmarsh country fair
Kelmarsh country fair

Thousands of Northamptonshire people celebrated the early Easter Bank Holiday in the sunshine at the annual Kelmarsh Country Fair to enjoy a variety of obscure and entertaining family events.

The ground’s Main Arena hosted stunts and ticks from the Inch Perfect Trials Display Team, the City of Coventry Corps of Drums and, of course, the Lamb National.

New features to the fair this year included the Kelmarsh Folk Roots Festival, the Kelmarsh Flower Show and the Local Produce Marquee.

Event organisers, Countryman Fairs Ltd, said all the events, new and old, were well received by everyone.

Jerome Roberts, operations director, said: “The weekend’s events have once again exceeded expectations with thousands of people getting into the celebratory atmosphere and having fun.

“Not only does Kelmarsh have an array of acts and features for the family, it also plays host to many qualifying rounds in some fantastic sporting disciplines.”

This week marked the first of the year in the company’s calendar of major springtime events.

Over the course of the holiday, Kelmarsh Gardens also played host to its ever-popular sporting events, including the first two qualifying rounds in both the Great Wall Motor World Series Clay Shooting Championship and the Great Wall Motor World Series Gundog Championship with Skinner’s Dog Foods.

More contestants than ever before also took part in the World Hunter Field Target Championship, and the Terrier and Lurcher events.

Mr Roberts added: “With work already under way for 2016, be sure to join us again next year on March 27 and 28.”