Hundreds enjoy the sun at Botallack Country Fair
The sun shone on Botallack Country Fair on Sunday, bringing hundreds of visitors to the grounds at Botallack Count House.
As many as 400 people turned up to the fair, which was being held again at the National Trust site following a year’s break.
Fairgoers enjoyed a hand- powered carousel, gold panning and basket making, as well as duck wrangling, which recreates a sheep dog trial using ducks.
Jane Haward, from the organising committee, said: “We had a lot of people turn up. It was brilliant and because the weather was so wonderful, there was a really good atmosphere.
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“We try to make enough money to run it the next year.”
Alfords motors from St Just were at the fair with a tractor and steam roller for people to enjoy.
Cornwall Wildlife Trust organised children’s pond dipping and answered questions about the site.
Boiler House, a community choir group, kept crowds entertained by performing throughout the afternoon in the Count House workshop.
The Tin Can Cafe from Godrevy Beach provided refreshments.
The last mural to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the South West Coast Path was finished on the day and will be displayed along with the others at the Count House.
Lindsey Butterfield, National Trust ranger, said: “It’s not a money-making event, it’s a community event. There is something for everyone. National Trust staff helped run it for the community. We have to thank everyone.”
The figure raised from the event has yet to be confirmed, but organisers are meeting soon to discuss plans for next year’s country fair.