Wednesday 7th August 2019
Alpaca Village - an extension of the Alpaca section.
Keeping traditional skills alive. During the day watch the progress in the Rural Skills area as regional master craftsmen show off their talents. Working using age old hand tool techniques admire the fine workmanship that comes from their unrivalled knowledge of natural materials.
In the Country Pursuits Arena you can cheer the racing ferrets, admire the trained gun dogs at work, learn about pigeon decoying and even try your hand at fly casting.
An area not to be missed if you want to learn more about work and leisure in the countryside and how you can take part.
Sheep Shearing Demonstrations of sheep shearing.
Vintage Tractors and Cars
Many tractors, cars and bikes will be on display all lovingly restored and polished by their owners. A part of the show where Grandad can reminisce with likeminded souls who would rather not be slaves to modern technology. Cars will parade in the arena, weather permitting.
Keep the children happy with traditional fair ground rides and the famous swing seats from Raymond Amusements.
Making Waves, the Chittlehampton Community Choir, was formed in late 2013 as a village project to encourage community singing for the residents of Chittlehampton and surrounding areas. From an initial attendance of about a dozen the choir has grown to membership of almost forty.
The current musical director – Kate Stevens – took over the choir last summer and with a repertoire of gospel, traditional, musical theatre and film songs, the choir has performed at venues large and small all around Chittlehampton and South Molton. They practice every Tuesday evening at 6.30pm at The Bell in Chittlehampton. New members are always welcome and no experience of singing or music is required – just a positive attitude and sense of humour.