Family fun aplenty at Stotfold Mill Steam Fair & Country Show

PUBLISHED: 08:37 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:37 09 May 2018

A unicycling juggler at last year's show. Picture: Colin Wooderson

A unicycling juggler at last year's show. Picture: Colin Wooderson

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There will be plenty of family fun at the steam fair and country show in Stotfold this weekend.

Performers at last year's show. Picture: Colin Wooderson Performers at last year's show. Picture: Colin Wooderson

The Stotfold Watermill and Nature Reserve will host the annual event on Saturday and Sunday to raise funds for one of the UK’s remaining working watermills – which visitors will have a chance to see in action.

There will also be an opportunity to take a ride on the vintage steam coach, as the chairman of the watermill, John Saunders, explains.

“Visitors can take a ride in a steam coach or experience the fun of the fair on vintage fairground rides from the largest working steam collection in Europe – the Stotfold-based Saunders Steam Collection,” he said.

Steam attractions will also include the popular traction engine tug-of-war while all eyes will be on the skies for a falconry display and flying circus show.

There will also be a craft tent with traders gifts, plants and food, as well as a tea room overlooking the River Ivel for anyone who might be a bit peckish.

The show has plenty to entertain the children, with a fairground – including a big wheel – and free kids zone with slides, bouncy castles and giant games, as well as a kids disco on Saturday evening.

For those who can’t wait until Saturday for the festivities to begin, there will be live music on Friday evening inside the beer marque, with local bands Suburbia and Delorean performing at Live @ The Mill.

Pam Peacock, one of the volunteer event organisers, said: ”The live music really makes our weekend.

“It’s always great to see so many people from both the local community and further afield join us for this fun, free event.”

Gates to the country show open at 10.30am and close at 5pm.

Tickets can be purchased on the gate of the Mill Lane site – not far from both the A1(M) and A507 – or in advance for a 20 per cent discount.

Advance ticket prices are as follows: adults £8, children and seniors £4, and under 4s go free.

Tickets purchased on the day cost £10 for adults, £5 for children and seniors, and again under 4s go free.

Live @ the Mill tickets cost £7 and are available via the Mill website at www.stotfoldmill.com or The Coach and Horses pub in Stotfold. This event is for over 18s only.

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