The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire welcomed tens of thousands of fun-seekers to Chatsworth House for a weekend of joy.
Once again Chatsworth Country Fair – one of England’s most spectacular outdoor events – wowed crowds with a whole host of delightful attractions.
From Red Arrows displays to hot air balloons, sheep dog trials, classic cars, military bands and tasty treats, the jam-packed extravaganza – which has been a year in the making – boasted something for everyone.
Speaking on the opening day of the fair on Friday, the Duke of Devonshire said: “It’s a tremendous event and it’s such a pleasure to welcome all these people.
“It’s been a wonderful year for Chatsworth House and this much-loved show really is the icing on the cake.”
The Duke added he was looking forward to doing some Christmas shopping in the craft centre.
Organiser Christopher Lloyd Owen – who plans out the site and solely puts 700 tent pegs into the ground – said he was already busy planning next year’s fair.
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