All the fun of the fair this summer

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The legendary Spitfire and Hurricane fighter planes will take part in a thrilling display over the heads of visitors to the Chatsworth Country Fair this summer.

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, the two planes are part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and will be making an appearance on Saturday and Sunday at the three-day event which opens on Friday, August 29.

Chatsworth hosts one of England’s biggest country fairs, held in the beautiful parkland surrounding the house in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire. This year, Chatsworth Country Fair promises even better entertainment, bigger performances and more activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Celebrating the best in traditional country pursuits alongside some spectacular showground entertainments, highlights this year include cookery demonstrations from Michelin chef Tom Kerridge, baking queen Mary Berry and This Morning regular Lesley Waters.

The Motorcycle Display Team of the Royal Signals, the White Helmets, will gun their 750cc Triumph engines through a daredevil display while the Knights of Arkley will spur their horses into a spectacular demonstration of medieval jousting and swordplay in an action packed schedule of entertainment in the fair’s Grand Ring.

In the showground, there is lots to see including cookery demonstrations, pony rides, Highland dancing, hot air balloons, vintage cars, dog agility, lurchers, gun dogs and plenty more countryside and animal entertainment.

Gates open at 9am with a closing ceremony at 6.30pm. The box office is now open. Visit www.chatsworthcountryfair.co.uk