Event: Galloway Country Fair, 19-20 August

Country pursuits and entertainment for all

Looking for a great day out on the weekend of 19-20 August?

Then look no further than Galloway Country Fair. We first visited last year and had a smashing time.






There will be food and drink a plenty with almost 40 exhibitors in the Food and Drink Marquee, including a hog roast. Crafty Gin will be on hand,  showing off cocktail recipes, and with stands, displays and shops selling some amazing country wear there is no danger of getting bored. BTW…check out the long coats. Outstanding!






There is also a great area for children with face painting, puppets, bouncy castle and opportunities to meet their favourite superheroes.






For me though the animal displays always prove fascinating. The dogs are stunning to watch, the owls an education, and this year they are joined by Atkinson Action Horses. The horses feature regularly in film and TV and will be putting on a display of tricks including Roman Riding, Drags, Falls, Pick Ups, Flips, Horses Rearing and Laying Down. I’m exhausted just thinking about it…






But maybe you fancy something a bit more active? No problem, there will be plenty of opportunities for hands on experience in all manner of country pursuits,  And if you have ever fancied a bit of 4X4 rough terrain driving, this is your big chance to have a go.

Galloway Country Fair runs from 10 am each day on the weekend of 19-20 August at Drumlanrig Castle which is situated just off the A76 (Dumfries to Kilmarnock), 17 miles north of Dumfries, and is signposted from the M74 (J14 southbound) and A702 at Abington and Elvanfoot. Postcode for satnav is: DG3 4AQ. You can get there by car, bus or train.

Tickets are available at the gate on the day. Adult: £13.00, Concession: £10, Child (aged 6-16): £5.00, Family (2 Adults, up to 3 Children): £30, Child 5 and under: FREE

old father foodie

old father foodie

Old Father Foodie spent over 20 years working as a chef in and around the Glasgow area. He watched the rise of Lambrusco, the demise of the steak house and still remembers life before Mcdonalds.

He then spent many years working on education projects in Europe. Still a keen cook, he has picked up the odd tip or two along the way and now enjoys sharing them on these pages.

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