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Country craft and steam fair returning to Knebworth

PUBLISHED: 12:51 28 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:56 28 June 2018

There were some impressive steam engines on show at last year's Knebworth Country, Craft & Steam Fair. Picture: Luke Duffell

There were some impressive steam engines on show at last year's Knebworth Country, Craft & Steam Fair. Picture: Luke Duffell

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Thousands are expected to flock to Knebworth Park next month when a popular steam and crafts fair returns.

The crowd enjoy a display on horseback at Knebworth last year. Picture: Luke DuffellThe crowd enjoy a display on horseback at Knebworth last year. Picture: Luke Duffell

The Knebworth Country, Craft & Steam Fair will take place at the Hertfordshire stately home over the weekend of Saturday, August 11 to Sunday, August 12.

Promising summer holiday fun for the whole family, the event organised by Oakleigh Fairs is now in its ninth year.

Among the attractions will be a female equestrian horse display stunt team, steam engines, including full size and scale models, children’s small animal petting pens, birds of prey and falconry display team, ferret racing, Mario Magic children’s entertainer, and the Companion Dog Show on the Sunday, with proceeds from entries going to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

There will also be a history display team on horseback, as well as Knights of Honour battle re-enactments and medieval village.

A basket maker displays his wares. Picture: Luke DuffellA basket maker displays his wares. Picture: Luke Duffell

And if that’s not all, as well as the full size and scale steam engines and vintage cars, besom broom making, spinning and weaving and basket making, there will also be other rural demonstration skills to enjoy.

Visitors can also sample and buy in the arts, crafts and gifts marquees, as well as enjoy refreshments from the various food stalls.

• MORE: Knebworth Steam Fair delights the crowds

One of the more unique vehicles parked in the car park at Knebworth House last year. Picture: Luke DuffellOne of the more unique vehicles parked in the car park at Knebworth House last year. Picture: Luke Duffell

An Oakleigh spokesman said: “We are delighted to be returning to Knebworth for our fair, now in its ninth year, in a celebration of country life at its best, as well as much more besides.

“It’s a fantastic setting and we really enjoy working with the team there.

“Our events are designed with the whole family in mind.

Our eagle-eyed snapper caught this photo. Picture: Luke DuffellOur eagle-eyed snapper caught this photo. Picture: Luke Duffell

“We want to deliver a really good weekend that everyone can enjoy – young and old – and we are bringing some fantastic new entertainment to the show this year.”

The fair will be open from 10am to 5pm both days, with last entry at 4pm.

Admission costs £9.50, and a family ticket (for four persons) is £34.

• Advance tickets at discounted rate are available from http://www.oakleighfairs.co.uk/knebworth-steam-crafts-country-life-fair/

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