Park preparing for Worsbrough fair

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Dancing ponies, a brass band and archery will all be on offer at a country fair this weekend.

Worsbrough Mill and Country Park is getting set for the Worsbrough Country Fair on July 20.

Last year saw the re-introduction of the fair after a 19 year absence and the event was a roaring success with an estimated 3,000 people coming along to enjoy the day.

There will sheep dog demonstrations, Spanish style dancing ponies, Worsbrough Brass Band and fun fair stalls, donkey rides, archery and BB shooting range, a farmers’ market stalls and Penistone Pony Club all at the shwo.

Coun Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “Last year’s fair was a bit of a taster to see if the event would draw in the crowds. People were still talking about the original country fairs run all those years ago, so as, we expected, it was a great success.

“The event was held around the Mill itself but with the introduction of our new children’s play area we needed to move the event to somewhere bigger this year and after discussions with Wigfield farm we have moved the fair to the events field which is to the south of the reservoir.”

Richard Moss, assistant manager at Worsbrough Mill said: “We have introduced an entry fee this year to help with the costs incurred in this type and scale of event. We are hoping that at just £1 per person people will appreciate the value for money they will get on the day.”