Plenty of attractions on offer at busy Sheep Fair

The organisers of the 775th annual Corby Glen Sheep Fair in Lincolnshire have been celebrating after the event attracted a record crowd earlier this month.

There were plenty of activities for people to get involved in, many of which had a traditional theme. Money was raised for charity too, with the Air Ambulance for Nottingham and Lincolnshire benefiting from the generosity of revellers.

The chairperson of the event, Steve Honeywood, explained how he thought the show was a success, with visitors making the most of the fun on offer. This included a village parade led by a samba band, a popular dog show, a traditional funfair and a clay shooting competition. A street market was also put together for visitors.

The varied forms of entertainment included a range of performers. For instance, Spalding folk musicians and groups of Morris dancers got involved to keep spirits high. The local primary school also contributed to the event, while the members of a local dance academy displayed their talents.

The atmosphere of the weekend was boosted further by a beer festival which was hosted at a public house called The Fighting Cocks. Children were still catered for, however, stands selling soft drinks and food.

To conclude the event, a hot air balloon flight was staged, with attendees marvelling at the vessel as it climbed into the sky. Many took a break from competing in a nearby tug of war contest to enjoy the sight of the colourful balloon.

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