‘What a superb day it was!’ – that’s the organisers’ view of this year’s Simonside Country Fair and Hay Show, which took place on Sunday.
The event, at the Gate pub at Forestburngate, featured ‘a superb mix of country-fair favourites’, including Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, a horse and hounds display, a gun-dog scurry, archery, dog agility, a fell race, terrier racing and tug of war, plus the World Championship International Egg Throwing Competition.
The chairman of the fair committee, Jamie Whicker, said: “It’s a great community effort. Everyone really pulls together to make the show a success and as much fun as possible for all our visitors.
“We have a fantastic group of caterers and traders as well, who come here every year, and we really appreciate their efforts too. So huge thanks to all our supporters, traders, exhibitors, friends, helpers, committee members and everyone who made our great little show happen once more in 2017.”
Simonside Country Fair donates all its profits to charities and good causes, and last year, this amounted to £5,000. The committee hopes to achieve as much and more this year.
For more information, visit www.simonsidefair.co.uk