Heveningham Hall’s long-standing Country Fair and its newer sibling, Heveningham Concours, both return to the 5,000-acre Capability Brown landscape of Suffolk’s finest Georgian mansion near Halesworth on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June.
This year’s Country Fair, which sees all profits and proceeds raised go to charity, includes lots of attractions both in the main ring and throughout the parkland. Attractions in the main ring this year include:
- Joseph’s Amazing Racing Pigs
- Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display
- The Devil’s Horsemen
- Spitfire displays
- Dog & Duck Show
- Suffolk Punch Horses
- Tractor Parade
Other attractions include Bungee Catapult; Sheep Show; Dog Show; High Lodge Clay Pigeon Shoot; Off-Road 4×4 Experience; Classic Vehicles, WW Military Vehicle Display; Gun Dog Scurry, Flower Exhibition; Nature Corner, Kimmy’s Mini Zoo; plus shopping, tasty local food & drink stalls plus lots of live music & entertainment throughout the weekend. Hemsby Lifeboat will also be entertaining the crowds with rescue displays on the lake.
Following its hugely successful inaugural year, Horsepower Hill, a timed drag race for invited classic, super & hypercars along the main estate road, returns bigger & better for 2019. Spectators can watch all the action from track-side grandstands, plus there are large screens and live commentary during the event which takes place both days weather permitting.
Heveningham Concours, now in its fourth year, once again sees around 50 of the world’s rarest and finest cars grace the Kim Wilkie-designed grass terraces to the rear of the house in a spectacular display of engineering and design prowess. A new Concours Village featuring luxury brands including the English winemaker Gusbourne, auctioneer Bonhams and Mercedes-Benz is planned for this year and, once again, there is a separate aviation concours featuring some of the world’s finest propeller aeroplanes.
All proceeds & profits from Heveningham Concours & the Country Fair go into a charitable trust which funds a local dementia unit, various cases of need locally and has contributed substantially towards building a new centre for a Community Care Nursing Fund where the local hospital was closed. It also supports local schools with equipment & Heveningham Concours provides a full ‘i-mobility’ design scholarship at the Royal College of Art.
“With lots of exciting new attractions – from Joseph’s Amazing Racing Pigs to not-for-the-faint-hearted Bungee Catapult, plus a bigger & better Horsepower Hill, this year’s Country Fair is shaping up to be the best yet,” said a spokesman for Heveningham Hall Country Fair Trust which organises the event. “Heveningham Concours will feature some truly amazing cars, including 10 outstanding Bentleys in celebration of the British marque’s centenary plus some of the latest hypercars and classics from ever era of motoring. On the aviation side, expect an outstanding line-up of classic aeroplanes in the concours, plus all the light aircraft, aerobatics & Spitfire flypasts synonymous with the event.”
Country Fair Tickets (in advance / on the gate)
Adult: £15 / £18, Children (5-14): £6 / £8
Over 60 or disabled: £13 / £16, Family: £37 / £42
Children (under 5): FREE
Dogs: FREE Parking: FREE
Heveningham Concours Tickets (in advance / on the gate; all include entry to the Country Fair)
Adult: £25 / £28, Over 60 or disabled: £23 / £26
Family: £57 / £62, Children: FREE with accompanying paying Adult
Parking: FREE, Concours Souvenir Catalogue: £20 / £20
Dogs are not permitted in the Concours