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Country Fayre and Dog Show celebrates its seventh successive year

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Oak Farm in Ditton Priors will be hosting its seventh successive Country Fayre and Dog Show this Saturday (2 July 2016).

The event, from 12 midday until 5pm, includes a host of activities, including local craft stalls and trade stands, displays, afternoon teas and refreshments, live music and real ale bar, as well as its famous Fun Dog Show.

Oak Farm, which is supported by Shropshire Council, lies at the heart of Ditton Priors, and offers training in agricultural and horticultural work to people with learning disabilities, producing a variety of home grown fruit and vegetables, as well as a farmhouse preserve enterprise.

The Dog Show begins at 2.30pm and comprises of nine classes. Registration for the dog show is from 12 midday until 2.15pm, and entry fee is £1.50 per class. Junior handlers under 12 years gain free entry into the dog classes. Categories include:

  • Best pedigree
  • Prettiest Bitch
  • Most handsome Dog
  • Best veteran (8+)
  • Best working dog
  • Best six legs
  • Best non-pedigree
  • Best junior dog-handler (under 12 years)
  • Champion of Champions

Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adults, said:

“Oak Farm is a fantastic place, which has been running for over 25 years now.  In this time it has grown and flourished into a real community enterprise, offering training and work experience in horticulture and agriculture for people with learning disabilities. I encourage residents around the county to come along and enjoy Oak Farm’s Country Fayre and Dog Show and bring their four-legged friends along for the fun too.”

Robert Tindall, local Shropshire Councillor for Brown Clee, added: 

“I am really looking forward to Saturday and attending the Country Fayre and Dog Show.  The event attracts many local residents of Ditton Priors as well as people from further afield, so it is a great opportunity to catch up with one another.  I will not, however, be entering any of our dogs, as my wife says I have no control over them!

“I do hope the weather is kind so we can enjoy the wonderful stalls and the many attractions and entertainments.”

Admission to the Country Fayre and Dog Show is £2, payable on the gate. Visitors are also encouraged to visit the heritage centre and Willows Café next to the farm.

For more information email tracy.irish@shropshire.gov.uk  For more information on Oak Farm visit www.oak-farm.org, the Facebook page “Oak Farm at Ditton Priors”, or call 01746 712352.