The Wessex Country Fair is returning this August featuring headline act The Wurzels.

Salisbury Hospice Charity announced the event will be taking place on the Wilton House Estate on Saturday, August 6.

It says the event is “bigger and better than ever”, and for the first time will include the evening of entertainment.

The main arena will welcome local community groups with demonstrations and performances, in addition to falconry shows and sheep dog acts.

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The music stage will be live from midday to 10pm, offering a variety of country, blues, jazz and folk music to keep everyone entertained, culminating in the headline act, The Wurzels.

Other local artists throughout the day include Ribble, The Navy Larks, Sticky Toffee Jazz and The Acrustic Badger Band.

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The day is focused on family activities, with a variety of arena entertainment, craft demonstrations and the ever popular dog show.

Old favourites the steam and vehicle exhibits, will be returning as well as children’s attractions to include a fairground, donkey rides and competitions.

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To complement the vehicle exhibits, a new feature for this year will be a “Show and Shine” for camper vans, which will allow visitors the opportunity to check out some features of these fabulous vehicles.

For dog lovers, the Country Fair Dog Show cannot be missed with different classes for canines of all shapes and sizes. 

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The event is organised by Salisbury Hospice Charity and the proceeds will fund the vital care the charity provides free to members of its community.

At the heart of the fair will be the Hospice Village where visitors can drop in for some calm and respite with a massage or a manicure,or enjoy some quiet creative time, rest in the seating area, or just dwell in the beautiful surroundings of the Wilton Estate.

Completing the line-up at the country fair is the craft marquee where visitors can treat themselves to some retail therapy and browse the handmade goods on offer.

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There will also be a food court and two bars available.

Tickets are limited so Salisbury Hospice Charity is urging people to book now to avoid disappointment.

Tickets and more information are available online by visiting:


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