Countryside & Falconry Fair to raise funds for Suffolk wildlife charity at weekend
The Countryside & Falconry Fair at Stonham Barns this coming weekend, 15th & 16th September, has been organised by the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary as a fundraiser to support the running of its rescue and rehabilitation scheme for injured wild owls and other birds of prey.
The Charity hopes the initiative will provide funding to enable a new raptor hospital to be completed. This has been purpose-designed to increase the capacity for an increasing number of injured birds of prey brought into the centre, and enable a greater number to be released back to the wild fit and flying free.
The Countryside Fair will host a number of show ring events including carriage driving, heavy horse logging demonstrations, the Dog & Duck Show, falconry & gun-dog displays and the spectacular Free Spirit Horseback & Falconry display which this year will feature some of the horses featured in the Game of Thrones TV series.
SHOW RING EVENTS
Alde Horse & Carriage Driving
The Dog & Duck Show
Heavy Horses Logging Display
Suffolk Greyhound & Lurcher Display
Out On A Wing Falconry Display
Free Spirit Horse & Falconry Show
Stour Valley Beagles
Over 80 exhibitors are attending the Mid Suffolk Showground and Craft Pavilion to show all manner of arts, crafts, customs together with locally grown & brewed produce. Country sports & activities will be on hand for visitors to try including crossbows and fly casting, with have-a-go archery & craft sessions in the Medieval Encampment.
The Countryside & Falconry Fair takes place at Stonham Barns on the A1120 and is open Saturday & Sunday 15th & 16th September from 10.00am until 5.00pm. Admission prices include all-day come-&-go admission to not just to the Fair but also to the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary & Jenny’s Ark itself - Adults £10, Children & Seniors £8.50 and £37.50 for a family group of 5.