Country show will be a knight to remember

Falconry display at last year's Hastings Town and Country Show
Falconry display at last year's Hastings Town and Country Show

THE grounds of Alexandra Park will again be full of marquees, children’s entertainers and medieval re-enactments at an upcoming show later this month.

The annual Hastings Town and Country Show will be in town on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 from 10am to 5pm.

Organisers promise that there will be plenty to do for visitors and residents alike over the two-day event.

It is the third year in a row the show has come to Hastings and previous years saw scores of people enjoy a whole host of different attractions on offer.

This year there will be a sheep show, ponies, working dogs, a medieval re-enactment village and children’s entertainment.

The weekend-long event also features a children’s farm, ferret racing and birds-of-prey flying displays.

On the Sunday a companion dog show will be held, with all proceeds from entries going to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Visitors can sample and buy in the arts, crafts and gifts marquees as well as lifestyle and food stalls.

And if that’s not enough to keep people occupied visitors can try out stick furniture making and pole latheing.

Emma Owen, director of Oakleigh Fairs, which organises the show, said: “After the success of the last two years’ shows, we are really looking forward to returning to Alexandra Park.

“It’s just the perfect setting for a family-based event – just a stroll or a bike ride from the town centre, with the stunning park itself providing the perfect backdrop to what will be, once again a super weekend.”

Entry to the event is £5 and £2 for children. A family ticket is £12 (two adults, two children).

Advance tickets are available at discounted rates by logging onto www.oakleighfairs/hastings.