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Crowds and sun show up for country fair

THOUSANDS enjoyed the best of the countryside at the Galloway Country Fair at the weekend.

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Visitors from all over the region flocked to the two-day sunshine event at Drumlanrig Castle.

They enjoyed a packed programme of rural fun, ranging from gun dogs, clay pigeon and rifle shooting and fly fishing, to bouncy castles, cookery demonstrations and dog agility trials.

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Stuart Barnes, of the Dog and Duck Show, with collie Max

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Stalls selling clothing, toys, pet supplies and crafts were kept busy, while there was food of every description for hungry visitors.

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Martin Trinder, of Lockerbie Crookmakers

A kids zone offered inflatables, face painting, a climbing wall, mini motorbikes, horse riding and archery. Meanwhile, tastings of cheese, chutney, cider, cake, chocolate and wine proved popular with adults.

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Entertainment in the main ring included a dog and duck show, sheepdogs and the 7 Stanes bike team.

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Tasting time in the food tent

* See more photos from the country fair in this week’s papers, out Thursday and Friday.

 

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