Chainsaw sculpting among dramatic spectacles at Thame Country Fair

Scurry Driving is a family favourite at Thame Country Fair
Scurry Driving is a family favourite at Thame Country Fair

Horse boarding, jousting and chainsaw sculpting will entertain the masses this Easter weekend.

The Thame Country Fair rolls into town for its 16th year, bigger than ever and offering a blend of old favourites and new attractions.

With two days of action across the fair’s three arenas, the Thame Showground will be packed with families enjoying the unique experiences.

Show organiser Marge Needham is excited about the new attractions which she hopes will wow the crowds.

She said: “It’s always a super popular show with lots of old favourites like the Scurry Driving.

“But what’s new this year is jousting in the main arena. It’s absolutely fantastic.

“And the horse boarding. They are pulled by horses and go around so fast, it is just so exciting.

“We also have up to 10 chainsaw carvers who have 30 minutes to carve sculptures to be auctioned off. You can end up with some really nice carvings for some very reasonable prices.”

Glassblowing, gundog demonstrations, eagle shows and live cooking from TV chef Mark Lloyd will also be taking place, among 30 varied food and drink stalls.

The fair, off Kingsey Road, is on Easter Sunday and Monday from 10am-6pm both days.

Tickets at the gate cost £12 for adults, £11 for over 65s and £4 for five-15 year olds.