Country Fair fun
The spectacle that is Country Fair is back again for another year! Join us on Sunday 27 May for an afternoon of live music, crafts, outdoor activities, craft stalls, rare breeds, sheep-shearing and even a pet dog show, all in the beautiful surroundings of Florence Court
Visit the craft fair to browse a range of home-made and crafted items including jewellery, hand-made furniture, prints by local artists and even pick up a few special items for your dog. Discover some rare breeds of animals, take in the music from local bands, The Magee Family and The Pickups, or test out your skills on the bungee trampoline and have a go on our special ‘Land Train’ around the estate!
Keep the kids entertained with our craft activity, pet dog show, rare breeds, pig-racing, beekeeping and much more! Stop in and have their faces painted to really get into the spirit and have a look at our fly-casting demonstrations! The whole estate will be coming to life at the hands of our skilled volunteers – 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 scything skills.
Speak with ours knowledgeable and highly skilled gardeners in the Walled Garden about the kitchen garden project and pick up some tips for yourself to being home to your own garden this Summer!. Take a stroll both inside and around the house to find out all about the Earls of Enniskillen and find out about a day in the life in the 1920s as you learn about such characters including the housemaid and footman. Check out the vintage vehicles outside the house to really complete the picture. Our Terrier and Lurcher shows will be taking place on the front lawn so bring along your dog for an afternoon of exciting racing. Do they have what it takes to take the prize for waggiest tail? – enter your pooch in our pet dog show and enjoy the excitement and thrill of the unusual but highly fun pig-racing event.
The Stables Tea-room will be providing tasty treats and lunches as well as setting up a mouth-watering barbeque stand that will tempt your tastebuds and don’t forget to visit our giftshop and second-hand bookshop for some quality gifts and reads!
The fair runs from 12-5pm, normal admission prices apply and entry is free for National Trust members. For further information please contact 028 6634 8249.