Wednesday 7th August 2019
Keeping traditional skills alive. During the day watch the progress 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.
Here 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.
CLAYZER laser clay pigeon shooting is a sport which can be enjoyed by everyone. The paricipants use real shotguns that have been deactivated and modified.
The guns use infra-red technology, not laser and are completely harmless. They fire a beam at clays launched from a conventional clay trap that launches them a distance of about 35m. Whenever a trigger is pulled the control module generates the shotgun 'bang' and when a player hits the target it reproduces the sound of a breaking clay. An indicator on the gun instantly tells the player whether he has hit or missed the target, and spectators and players can see the score of each player on the large electronic scoreboard.
Terry Moules Ferret Racing Place your bets and cheer on your favourite! All for charity and you may even win a small prize!
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.