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ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR AT HEVENINGHAM HALL

This year’s charity Country Fair takes place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July and promises spectacular live acts, flypasts, motor racing and much more throughout the estate’s parkland.

The Country Fair – which sees all proceeds and profits go to charity – has announced a string of live acts for the hourly main ring shows include International Cossacks, Ye Olde Falconry Display, Suffolk Punch Horses and Little Nippers Racing with more yet to be confirmed.

Around the main ring and beyond, there is shopping galore and artisans from Suffolk and beyond will tempt visitors with a wide range of tasty food and drink. Near the lake, expect large displays of classic cars, agricultural equipment and funfair rides.

The Walled Garden, Courtyard and Orangery play host to live music and entertainment – from the likes of duo Perfect Vintage, the Samba Dancers and Andy the Clown – dog shows, animals and afternoon teas to mention but a few. The airfield once again plays host to around 100 aircraft landing and taking off throughout the weekend with iconic Spitfire displays taking place in the skies above both days.

Horsepower Hill – an 1/8 mile drag race along the estate’s main drive – returns both days and sees drivers of both modern and classic supercars strive to make the climb in record time. An entirely new event for 2022 is Thunderdrome, an oval flat track race around a central bowl where two cars race each other having lined up on opposite sides of the track, with the winner announced when one car catches the other.

Commenting on the event, a spokesperson for Heveningham Hall Country Fair Trust, said: “This year’s event looks set to be our biggest yet with spectacular main ring events and Spitfire flypasts, the all-new Thunderdrome and, of course, the return of Horsepower Hill, both automotive and aviation concours plus, as ever, lots of shopping, local crafts and artisan producers of fine food and drink.”

Heveningham Concours returns for its fifth annual event and sees around 50 of the world’s finest motor cars displayed on the grass terraces at the rear of the house. In the adjacent Concours Village, visitors can browse the latest models from Mercedes-Benz, book a private Spitfire flight over Duxford or even enjoy a glass or two of Laurent Perrier Champagne from its very own mobile bar. A further dozen or so world-class planes compete for the Hanna Aviation trophy in the aviation concours.

For tickets, visit https://countryfair.co.uk or shop via one of the outlets: Halesworth Golf, Laxfield Co-op and the Huntingfield Arms.