Annual Country Fair Fun
The spectacle that is Country Fair is back again for another year! Join us on Sunday 26 May at Florence Court for an afternoon of family fun. This family event has been running annually at Florence Court for over 20 years and is one not to be missed!
Start your day by visiting the Craft Fair and browse a range of home-made and crafted items including jewellery, hand-made furniture, prints by local artists, sweet treats and more! Enjoy the Live Music throughout the day from local bands ‘The Pickups’ and ‘Just Friends’ and visit the Fermanagh Beekeepers to see what’s buzzing in the beehive. Why not stop in and have your little ones transformed into country fair animals with our Face painter and let them get creative at the Children’s Craft Activity station.
Front of the house
Test out your skills on the Bungee Trampoline and have a go on the Carousel at the front of the house, before entering your favourite four-legged friend into the Pet Dog Show. Does your dog have what it takes to take the prize for waggiest tail? Prizes kindly sponsored by Pawfect Doggie Treats. The Terrier and Lurcher dogs will also be on the front lawn, putting on a show of exciting racing. Streetwise Circus Group will be onsite entertaining the family with juggling, stilts and more. We will also see the return of Daisy the Cow at Country Fair; we will be timing to see who can milk the most in just one minute, with a prize for the winner!
Plenty of animals, big and small
It wouldn’t be a Country Fair without a range of different animals! Rare Breeds are back again to show-off a variety of different animals, some more common than others. We also have a Mobile Petting Farm on display with rabbits, chickens, goats, miniature animals and many more. Don’t forget to come and watch the Sheep-shearing demos too!
A sustainable country estate coming to life
The whole estate will be coming to life at the hands of our skilled volunteers with traditional skills – watch as our blacksmith expertly works with the 1200 degree heat of the Forge and check in at the Carpenter’s Workshop to see our capable carpenters showing off their woodwork skills. We will also be showcasing traditional Scything techniques down in the garden.
Kitchen Garden Activity Hub
Join us down in the Kitchen Garden and take part in a variety of all things garden related, for both young and old! Book onto the launch of our Kitchen Garden Tours at the Visitor Centre, browse the Kitchen Garden Pop-up Shop for some essential gardening products and produce and take part in our Spiral Race to see who can get the fastest time – with a prize for the best time!
Posy Exhibition Display & Competition
From your garden to ours, we are inviting you to get outside in your own gardens to create a jam-jar posy arrangement to bring in and display at Country Fair as part of our Posy Exhibition and Competition. We will have these on display throughout the day, with a set time for judging and announcing the winners. There will be a 1st place prize given for both an Adult and Children’s category.
What do you need to do to enter?
Simply create your own jam-jar posy arrangement at home, and bring it in with you to Country Fair and enter it into the competition taking place in the Kitchen Garden! We are asking for no more than 6 varieties of flowers or foliage per jam-jar. *Only 1 jam-jar posy entered per person. Prizes up for grab include a Sunday Lunch for two at Tullymill Restaurant and a one night stay in a Glamping Pod at Crom Estate.
Sunshine, BBQs and more
The mansion will be open for Guided House Tours, please book onto a house tour at the front of the house. The Giftshop, second-hand Bookshop and Tearoom will also all be open throughout the day. The tearoom will be serving a range of lunches and snacks, whilst the BBQs will be tempting you with a range of items. Our friends from the Giddy Box will also be onsite at the front of the house, with a selection of hot/cold drinks and lunches.
The event runs from 12pm-5pm, however you are advised to arrive in plenty of time to make the most of the day.
For more information on this year’s Country Fair, please contact us on 028 6634 8249.
Normal admission applies. National Trust Members Free.