Special weekend for the 777th Corby Glen Sheep Fair

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Corby Glen sheep fair EMN-140930-131238001

This year marks the 777th annual Corby Glen Sheep Fair and to celebrate the committee has organised a visit from the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, a RAF flyover and dancing sheep!

Taking place on Sunday and Monday (October 4 and 5), this year’s event will celebrate 777 years of local tradition, talent and trade. Known as the oldest event of its kind in the country.

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Corby Glen sheep fair EMN-140922-113356001

Keith Raby, chairman of the committee said: “This year’s Sheep Fair is very special and we would like to invite people to come and help us celebrate this momentous occasion.

“Subject to emergency call out, the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Ambucopter will be flying in to visit and talk to visitors about the incredible service provided by this fantastic charity.”

Last year, Corby Glen Sheep Fair was also fortunate enough to get a RAF Dakota flyover. Other past events have seen flyovers by the Red Arrows team, and also a Lancaster and a Spitfire.

This year the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight team has kindly agreed to do the same this year with a Dakota flyover.

Other new acts to mark the special anniversary will include ‘The Sheep Show’ - an ‘edu-tainment’ stage show featuring nine breeds of sheep.

If the entertainment isn’t enough, visitors can sample the specially brewed 777th Sheep Fair beer at The Fighting Cocks pub, where there will be a beer festival taking place all weekend.

Finally, the sheep are again being traded on Monday morning with Newark Livestock Market.

For more details please visit www.sheepfair.co.uk.