Celebrating what Melton does best

The Lionheart Bowmen were on hand to give archery lessons at last year's Melton Country Fair EMN-150323-152203001
The Lionheart Bowmen were on hand to give archery lessons at last year's Melton Country Fair EMN-150323-152203001
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One of the biggest events in the Melton calendar hits town on Sunday for a packed celebration of our rural heritage.

The seventh Melton Country Fair opens in the Town Estate parks from 10am with a varied programme of entertainment and things to do.

Melton Country Fair 2013 - A Knight of the Damned prepares for the jousting PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-140623-094817004

Melton Country Fair 2013 - A Knight of the Damned prepares for the jousting PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-140623-094817004

The main display arena in Play Close will stage live entertainment throughout the day including chivalric deeds from The Knights of Nottingham and a falconry display as well as a Flyball demonstration.

A family dog show runs from 10.30am until 4.15pm, with classes ranging from best biscuit catcher, best lookalike and best young handler.

There will also be animals on display from White Post Farm including pigs, sheep, goats and hawks.

Over in Prior’s Close the Lionheart Bowmen will encourage you to have a go at archery and there will be an array of games, children’s rides and a vintage and classic car display.

There’s more in New Park including tightrope walking, a beekeepers tent, Punch and Judy and the ever popular duck races on the Soar are back to raise funds for the Melton Swimming Club.

The Melton Town Band will be performing and a charity raffle will be held with funds going to the Air Ambulance.

Entrance is £10 for a family of two adults and up to three children, or £5 per adult and £1 for children aged 5-15.

Visit www.meltonmowbraycountryfair.co.uk