Corby Glen Sheep Fair returns for 776th time

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People are gearing up for the 776th Corby Glen Sheep Fair.

The committee behind the sheep fair are hoping to bring a new look to the traditional event with a host of activities.

The main event will be held between 10am and 4pm on Sunday, October 5.

Andrea Day, entertainments co-ordinator for this year’s newly formed committee, said: “We’re really excited about this year’s Sheep Fair.

“We have a number of attractions that Sheep Fair has never seen, including floating zorbing balls; a giant climbing wall tower; quad bike-pulled barrel rides and other family activities.

“We have a new wristband system so that visitors can enjoy these new activities, multiple times, at a discounted price.

“We also have a central stage on which we are showcasing local talents, including fantastic bands The Tunnel and Outcry, a choir and dance academy performance.

“Animal lovers can see drug dog demonstrations, enter their dogs in the dog show, let their furry friends have a go at a dog agility course and see some magnificent birds of prey.

“For adults we have a clay pigeon shoot, a classic car and motorcycle show and many local craft and food stalls.

“At The Fighting Cocks pub, there is a beer festival all weekend, including live music from Noasis on Saturday evening.

“All in all, it’s going to be a fantastic weekend celebrating local talent, trade and tradition.”

MP for Stamford and Bourne Nick Boles, who is opening the event this year, added his support.

He said: “I am delighted to lend my support to the new face of this important and ancient tradition and to be a part of the showcasing of local trade and talent.

“I would also like to add my voice to Corby Glen’s call for local people to support the event by coming to enjoy the festivities.”

A car boot will also be held on the same day, which will open to booters at 7.30am. Booters can leave their car parked until 4pm so they can make the most of the day’s attractions.

The car boot will open to the public at 8am. It will run until 11am.The cost is £5 per vehicle on the day and proceeds will go towards the next sheep fair.

To find out more, including information about local trade stalls, visit www.sheepfair.co.uk.