Kirkcudbright Country Fair Returns This July With A Packed Line Up, Loads Of Family Entertainment And A New Location For 2023

Kirkcudbright Country Fair will once again offer a fun packed family weekend including entertainment from Riders of the Storm equestrian stunt team, The Sheep Show and a falconry display from Ben Long Falconry, a dog show, stalls, Art & Crafts tent, food & drink tent and loads of FREE children’s entertainment.

Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities are preparing to host a weekend of fantastic family entertainment at Langbarns Farm, Tongland; just outside Kirkcudbright on 15 th & 16 th July.

Visitors will be treated to a packed schedule of performances in the main arena throughout the weekend from headline acts including the adrenalin filled Riders of the Storm, an equestrian stunt team that travel the UK showing off their awe inspiring skills.

Ben Long Falconry will also be joining us this year and this fantastic falconry display certainly is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Ben Long offers an entertaining and informative show which the whole family will enjoyThe Sheep Show is back in Dumfries and Galloway with their fun-filled show introducing onlookers to 9 different breeds; each with a story to tell and interesting facts relating to their variety.

Nobby the Norfolk Horn is the star of the show… and he knows it! Following the Wooly antics of their introduction, they give a live shearing display accompanied by an informative narrative where you will learn the reasons we shear the sheep. And if that’s not enough, they round it off with their star-studded flock treating you to “The Sheep Show Shuffle”.

The event has a huge selection of free children’s entertainment and amusements, in addition to all the entertainment on the main arena. There will be lots of rides and amusements including a giant inflatable slide, merry-go-round and trampolines. There’s an art & crafts tent, kids crafts, face painting and entertainment from Daffy Dill and her giant bubbles; Franc Karpo the amazing Magician and Uncle Billy’s Punch and Judy.

On Sunday 16th July there will be a dog show with a range of breed classes including working, gundog, toy and terrier; also fun classes, such as junior handler, judge’s favourite and waggiest tail.

You can register from 10am on the day and the classes will start with the breeds at 1pm, with rosettes for the top three in each category.
There will be large marquees with a range of food, drinks and craft stalls – perfect for a look around and for buying something locally produced. There will also be an onsite beer tent for adults.

John Blaikie, Convenor of the Country Fair is delighted to be welcoming people back to this popular event; ‘We are looking forward to a busy weekend with a great programme of entertainment and lots of things to see and do. Spend the day and have a picnic with food from our food stalls.

We had to change venue this year as the old field isn’t yet ready to be cut. The new venue at Langbarns Farm in Tongland. We’d like to thank Robert Armstrong for letting us use his field at short notice. There will be a free mini bus running during the Country Fair opening times from the Harbour Square out to the field and back, so you can leave your car in the town and let us take you to the venue. The parking is a little more limited in our new venue so we’ll be encouraging people to use the free shuttle bus.

When you get hungry there are food vendors and we have a beer tent and the church tent which will be serving tea, coffee and cake. For £7 per ticket, or £25 for a family ticket; we’re delighted to be able to offer children’s rides for free, play on the bouncy castles, merry go rounds and trampolines all day. There are also clowns, magicians, Bubbles, crafts and Punch and Judy. Be sure to keep an eye on the Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities Facebook page to find out more and for all the detail and timings. See you there.

Tickets for the festival are available at www.ksf.scot/tickets

Venue for the Country Fair is Langbarns Farm, Tongland, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4LZ