GCF celebrates another successful year
Thursday, 30 August 2018
Thousands of visitors descended on the picturesque Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate from across the region and beyond for Galloway Country Fair on 18 and 19 August.
WestSound Cash for Kids was the official charity partner for the 2018 Fair and thanks to programme sales and generous donations from visitors, organisers will donate £1,000 to the charity.
Anna Fergusson, Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate Manager, said: “Our exciting entertainment schedule was packed and had something for everyone, attracting more than 15,000 visitors to Galloway Country Fair this year. It was also great to support local traders, from food and drink suppliers to crafts and clothing, who proved popular over the weekend.
“I’d like to thank everyone who attended, our fantastic traders and entertainers and especially a big thank you to our sponsors including Border Cars for their continued support. Last but not least a massive thank you for all donations that helped us raise such a superb sum for charity.”
Entertainment highlights for 2018 included current Scottish Trials Champion Craig Houston and world champion trial rider Dougie Lampkin MBE performing electrifying displays in the Buccleuch Ring, as well as breath-taking tricks from stunt horse team Les Amis D’Onno.
Youngsters spent countless hours with the Team Challenge activities and hundreds of attendees got involved in the action from the gundog scurry and bake off to our fishing and clay shooting competitions.
Galloway Country Fair showcased the best of country pursuits, local craftsmanship, artisan food and drink as well as show-stopping entertainment.