Chatsworth Country Fair 2010, Derbyshire
PUBLISHED: 13:00 06 December 2010 | UPDATED: 18:13 20 February 2013
Pictures from Chatsworth Country Fair 2010
Glorious sunshine, great events and plenty of good humour were some of the most memorable ingredients of this years outstanding Country Fair. On the Friday President Alan Titchmarsh, his wife Alison and the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire handled some of the birds of prey on display at the Falconry Court a new addition this year before meeting the crowds and formally opening the Fair, following the descent of the Tigers Freefall Parachute Team. The Knights of the Damned and the Royal Signals White Helmets Motorcycle Team introduced drama and danger into the grand ring with their different but highly skilled displays. Friday visitors were also incredibly lucky to witness an electrifying visit from the Red Arrows. In between, the fine food village, craft stands, stalls, parade of hounds, horse driving, clay pigeon shoot and pipe band contest provided plenty to see and do. The day ended with one of the countrys biggest hot air balloon flights, which visitors watched float colourfully into the sunset over the Chatsworth parkland. Its estimated that more than 80,000 people visited during the weekend.
Photographs by Andrew Eyley