Crafts, animals and country skills at Euston Rural Pastimes

Euston Rural Pastimes ANL-150806-083509009
Euston Rural Pastimes ANL-150806-083509009

One of the region’s big annual country fairs - Euston Rural Pastimes - is on Sunday.

Showcasing crafts, animals and country skills and with three large show rings, a packed timetable of events is planned for the day during the show at Euston Park.

Highlights include tractor displays; falconry; hounds; pets corner; dog agility; live bands; vintage and classic cars; heavy horse show; sheepdog trials and local crafts.

There is also a flower festival at St Genevieve’s Church.

On the line-up this year are daring horsemanship display team the Devil’s Horsemen, while trials and scurry driving will see a pair of ponies driven around the course at break-neck speed.

In addition, a 100-metre ‘street party’ will mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Chris Fogden, chairman of the organising committee, said: “Euston Rural Pastimes is set to be another packed and entertaining day, raising funds for good causes including St Nicholas Hospice Care and local churches.

“Over the years, we have raised nearly £500,000.”

Miranda McCoy, St Nicholas Hospice Care community fund-raiser, said: “I would like to thank all the organisers of Euston Rural Pastimes for working hard to ensure the event is bigger and better every year.

“Every person who supports it will also be helping out worthy local causes.”

On-the- gate tickets cost £10 adults, under 12s £5, under fives free.

Dogs are very welcome on the showground.

For more information or to buy reduced price advance tickets, go to www.eustonruralpastimes.org.uk

Euston Park is on the A1088 between Thetford and Ixworth.