Cheshire Game & Country Fair (Aug 27th - 29th 2011)


Cheshire Game & Country Fair, Aug 27 to Aug 29, 2011


Now in its 4th year the Cheshire Game & Country Fair goes from strength to strength. Two action - packed, entertaining arenas have a full programme of events, with everything from scurry racing and fun sheepdog and ducks to majestic falconry and co-ordinated Gundog displays.


The Falconry Village has native and some more exotic Birds of Prey, all waiting for the chance to stretch their wings and fly! The Craft Village comes complete with a working demonstration, beautiful contemporary and traditional arts and crafts. Food Glorious Food is perfect for food lovers. Chefs cook up some tasty delights and regional producers sell delicous food and drink.


A special feature is the 7th English Open Chainsaw Carving Competition. Competitors arrive from across the globe to take part in a series of competitions -creating art with chainsaws. Carvers come from Croatia, Denmark, Equador, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden and the USA, along with home grown carvers from England, Scotland and Wales! 


The two main competitions are the 'Classic' and the 'Combo', with 30 minute speed carvings taking place daily.  The finished carved art is auctioned daily.


The show's arenas are encompassed by an array of country and craft stalls, selling everything from country clothing and accessories to handcrafted art and regional food and drink.


Children can throw a pot and make a face or 'Learn How To' fish with the Angling Trust, handle a gundog and get close to a hawk. 


If that sounds a little too exhausting, relax in the food courts around the show. Enjoy British classics and tasty treats. 


Open 10.00am - 6.00pm daily

Adults £10.00 Oaps £9.00 Children £4.00 under 5s free

Venue - Cheshire Showground, Cheshire County Showground, Tabley, Nr Knutsford, WA16 0HJ

Featured attractions at this show:

Arena Entertainment

The Arenas – at the heart of the shows!


Three main arenas are at the very heart of each show. First class entertainment is provided by some of the countryside's top sports names and organisations in the UK.


Falconry Village

Marvel at the beauty of the majestic Birds of Prey at the Falconry Village. They swoop to conquer!

The vibrancy of the The Falconry Village stands out. A multitude of native Birds of Prey gathered together, just waiting for their chance to fly! 

The  Falconry Village has two aims; To give visitors the thrill of spectacular flying displays, creating memories to last a lifetime! To create a wonderful area where visitors meet the world of falconry, where they can enjoy and explore all aspects of falconry including health, welfare and legal issues.

Further Attractions


Dog Zone

Barking up the right tree!

The ever popular Dog Zone is fun, fast and furious! Every dog and every owner is sure to find something to join in with, watch and thoroughly enjoy.

Dog events are an important part of Living Heritage's fairs, so quite a few dog events and demonstrations are held at each Fair. Every dog and every owner should find something of interest, from simply seeking advice or watching specialist demonstrations, to entering a pet dog into the Fun Dog Show.

For more competitive dogs and owners, taking part in the pedigree dog shows or Lurcher racing or Chase the Bunny (pure fun) or working tests or the Gundog Multiscurry should fit the bill!


Further Attractions



Horses make an entrance!

Horses are making some big entrances at this year's fairs. The events are varied, thrilling and very entertaining this year. Showjumping from the Zetland Hunt, Llama displays and extreme horse boarding are all included. 

Horse logging demonstrations can be seen in the specialist arena. Other  competitions such as scurry racing and mounted games, can be seen in the main arena.

Further Attractions


Target Field Sports

Pigeons in with a sporting chance!

Exceptional tuition, competiton and 'Have a Go' sessions at every country fair. Target field sports are fun and waiting to be enjoyed!

Target Field Sports are traditionally associated with hunting and pest control, although nowadays, the sports are mostly done for fun.

At Living Heritage Game and Country Fairs, visitors are welcome to come have have a go at all of the target sports on the day. As well as beginners, the more experienced can enter a series of competitions. (see local press for details)


Further Attractions


Chainsaw Carving

Experience the timeless beauty of these individually hand-carved sculptures which are crafted at many of the shows this year. Carvings are available to buy and if you do, they create a lasting impression in your home, conservatory or garden. 

Further Attractions


Craft Village

Throw a pot, make a face and have some fun!

Crafts have always been present at the fairs, originally as a small craft area, and has been built up over the years to include specialist demonstrations areas such as glassblowing, rural skills, Blacksmiths and chainsaw carving. Today, the craft area is a show within a show. An integral part of the fairs.

Further Attractions


Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food showcases some of the best local and regional produce in the culinary market place today. Now a main feature at each fair - Food Glorious Food is accompanied by local and national retailers.

Further Attractions



It's so popular, it must be fishy!

Angling is one of the most popular sports and pastimes. Its popularity has increased over the years and people of all ages and walks of life enjoy the many different types of fishing available in the UK today.

Further Attractions


Childrens Entertaiment

It's fun to learn

Introduce your children to some popular country sports, free of charge, with 20 minute lessons in the ‘Learn how to’ section of the country fair.

At the fairs children can experience first-hand for themselves, a variety of country life pursuits and skills with experts to guide them .


Other attractions at this show:

Venue Information

Cheshire Showground an ideal venue for any show.

The showground is situated off the A556 approximately 1 mile west of M6 junction 19. Please follow the signs when approaching.

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Cheshire Showground, Cheshire County Showground, Tabley, Nr Knutsford, WA16 0HJ

The showground is situated off the A556 approximately 1 mile west of M6 junction 19. Please follow the signs when approaching.

Click here for map