by Alan Quick
A COUNTRY Fair held at Crooke Meadow, North Tawton, on Sunday, August 6, has been branded a fantastic, fun family day out.
Hundreds of people went along, where there were terrier, lurcher and family dog shows, scurry racing and displays of terriers and hound puppies.
Trailer tours of the Den Brook Wind Farm were enjoyed by many people.
There were displays of vintage tractors, some as part of a 100 years of Ford exhibition, classic cars and motorcycles. A parade of tractors toured the wind farm.
The Honest John Band provided entertainment and there was a barbecue, bar, cream teas, bouncy castle, slide, children’s games, tombola, face painting and many trade stands.
Biddy Peck, event co-ordinator, said: "It was a big success. We were lucky with the weather and many volunteers worked hard to make it happen.
“We had the perfect location thanks to the Tucker family and I would also like to thank all our generous sponsors and a great team of helpers.
"The band was fantastic and the terrier and dog shows attracted dozens of entries."
Mrs Peck said that the event was a fundraiser for Eggesford Hunt Supporters Club. She added that a donation from the profits would be made to the Ellen Tinkum School, an Exeter-based local authority community Special School for children and young people aged three to 19 years with severe learning difficulties.
The club is intending that the Country Fair will become an annual event.