Curly-tailed friends race way to victory at Melbourn Country Fair

PUBLISHED: 12:04 01 August 2016 | UPDATED: 13:12 01 August 2016

Pig racing was a real highlight.

Pig racing was a real highlight.


Families enjoyed a fun-filled day of entertainment when the country fair was held at Melbourn Pavilion and Recreation Ground on Sunday.

The country fair was fun for all the family.The country fair was fun for all the family.

The event, organised by Melbourn Sports Centre, was themed around outdoor activities and countryside awareness and included several societies and organisations such as Wood Green Animal Charity, The Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital, Melbourn Allotment Society and The East Anglian Air Ambulance. Also available was a chance to meet a donkey, along with pony rides, fairground rides and inflatables.

The main event was pig racing, and there were several races throughout the afternoon with a finale of the Melbourn Cup – a contest between local schools – won by Meldreth Primary School.

Sports centre manager Graham Johnson-Mack said: “It was great to see so many families enjoying themselves and joining in with the spirit of the event.

“The weather was on our side – we had brilliant support from local groups and companies donating equipment and prizes, and fantastic live music to entertain the crowds. The pigs were great fun and certainly the highlight of the day.”

The country fair was held at Melbourn Pavillion and Recreation Ground.The country fair was held at Melbourn Pavillion and Recreation Ground.


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