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Beeston Castle hosts Autumn Fair 2018

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Beeston Castle will be holding its annual Autumn Fair over the weekend of 6th and 7th October.

The fair, which is in its fourth year, will celebrate all things autumnal and visitors will be able to enjoy a number of seasonal activities and displays.

These include falconry displays, chainsaw carving, a foraging walk and the chance to explore the castle’s 4,000-year history.

Included once again this year is a favourite of many visitors, the annual dog show.

The fair will be opened by musician Wyndebagge who presents seasonal sounds with an array of instruments and quirky anecdotes.

The foraging walks, run by James Wood, scour the area for wild delicacies teaching followers how to safely identify plants which are then cooked afterwards.

Animal lovers are invited to bring their pooches to take part in a dog show which sees the best of the regions canine friends compete in an obstacle course as well as being judged for: waggiest tail, cleverest canine, scruffiest dog, golden oldie and cutest puppy!

Visitors can learn about local wildlife with Cheshire Wildlife Trust plus have a go at den building and follow a paw-print trail in the 40 acres of woodland.

Also on display will be live action wood carvings done by chainsaw artist Steve Tarr who uses both wood machinery and hand tools for his carvings.

Ella Harrison, events manager at English Heritage, commented: “As the leaves in Beeston Castle’s forty-acre woodland park begin to turn to golden brown, we’re celebrating with our two day autumn fair.

“There couldn’t be a better time to visit the castle, with music, foraging, falconry, chainsaw art and more. Four legged friends are especially welcome for our dog shows on Saturday and Sunday.”

The event runs at Beeston Castle on 6th and 7th October, 11am – 4pm.

 

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