This past weekend Countryfile Live returned to Woodstock for the third successive year, celebrating their 30th anniversary and hosted ‘world’s biggest country fair’.
While it was The BBC’s third event, it was our first and the crowds didn’t disappoint! Even with rising temperatures, the family-friendly atmosphere enticed an estimated 120,000 people over the four days.
With activities and attractions ranging from canoeing to driving experiences and exhibitors selling their goods. A few favourites from the event were;
The STIHL Timber sports, situated not too far away the timber championships had begun and we heard more than we saw, the delightful tones of chainsaws accompanied by a classic rock soundtrack and the notable phrase ‘stand to your timber’.
Secondly, the wildlife zone, a pop-up nature reserve with beehives, butterflies and bird nests. Across from this, there were volunteers handing out paper butterflies for people to write what they can do to help the environment. Once you’d written one, you were given a pack of butterfly-friendly flower seeds. Finally the shopping village, we couldn’t resist exploring what treats were on offer and we were spoilt for choice, car merchandise, delicious food and Knick Knacks.
Over the weekend temperatures rose to 29 degrees, this normally wouldn’t bode well for selling a fire product, however, this didn’t stop us! Stood in our black gazebo armed with dragon stickers, leaflets and buckets of knowledge, we were ready!
It was great to speak to curious and some sceptical customers about the simplicity of firemizer, encouraging them to think about their fire appliances.
Around the grounds of Blenheim Palace, were stages with an assortment of entertainment and live music, including a variety of brass bands playing musical show tunes and modern classics, spreading feel-good vibes all across the event.
If you’ve already started planning to visit next year, we might see you there!