Chatsworth Country Fair Review: Is it the best show in the North?

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The 3 day show at Chatsworth House

If you’re one of the lucky ones who made it down to 2016 Chatsworth Country Fair to see the Red Arrows, a bit of Paul Hollywood and have a go at some of the competitions, then you may have bumped into our Adams + Russell pop-up stand. Yes we were there again, and if you’re interested in coming to see us at any of the other food shows then take a look at our travel plans.

If you didn’t make it down, here’s a little peak at what you missed. But don’t fret you can always make it down next year.

However before reading that, have a look at what the queues looked like at our stand. Yes, we’re delighted that so many are coming back for their double dose of  speciality coffee beans.

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Image description: Adams + Russell offering their wholesale coffee to retail customers at the Chatsworth Country Fair

Amazing Surroundings

Located in the heart of the Peak District the surroundings are just stunning. With Chatsworth House standing tall and surrounded by beautiful green fields, tall trees and the river Derwent streaming past.

Arrive at the Fair early to avoid disappointment

There’s a number of bonuses for arriving early at Chatsworth, apart from the A+R team helping to set up :-).

Firstly, if you arrive early enough you get to see the hot air balloon show (weather permitting). It’s one of the largest hot air balloon shows after Bristol and provides unbelievable contrasts across the Peak district.

You can also beat the queues by getting to the fair before everyone else does. But while you’re beating the slow coaches to the best events you can spend a bit of time planning your day. This is important because there is bound to be so much you want to see.


3 days of jam packed entertainment for the family

There was something for everyone to experience throughout the 3 days.

From animal lovers to shopaholics and from young whipper snappers to the not so young competitors. We saw it all.

Onlookers were astounded by the pros whipping up some culinary delights in the cookery demonstrations.

Competitive folk were taking aim with rifles in the clay pigeon shooting or a bow and arrows in the archery. Not to mention crossbows, catapults and lasers.

Animal lovers were stepping on to pony’s, being delighted by the birds of prey and experiencing exotic encounters.

On Sunday, visitors were able to cross the river to the sheep dog trials.

The Grand Ring – where the show begins

If all that entertainment wasn’t enough. Here’s a peak at what was happening at the Grand Ring.

Firstly it would be rude not to mention the brilliant, exhilarating Red Arrows show on Friday and Sunday. Performing loop the loops, close encounters and colourful smoke coming out of their rear ends.

Army lovers were able to see the the bands of the Corps of Royal Engineers, while the adrenaline seekers were watching free fall parachute displays twice daily.

Ultimately, The Grand Ring was a full time display of entertainment, enjoyment and relaxation. You can see the full list of events. Operating from 10.30am to 6.30pm


So there you have it…

Chatsworth Country Fair is a family show that’s not to be missed. It’s a place to make the most of the time available with your family. So whether you made it down this year or not, make sure you get the dates in your diary for when the next show is. See here for dates and information

Even more importantly, make sure you come and see Adams+Russell Coffee Roasters for a taste of one of our 52 roasts of coffee


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