The Living Working Countryside
At the heart of Frampton Country Fair you will find The Living Working Countryside. Amongst the displays and demonstrations of traditional country crafts and skills you'll also be able to meet the people who promote them and keep them alive. Many of the craftspeople here use these skills in their everyday lives. You can see on display skills such as Charcoal making using the traditional method as well as Basket Making, Spinning and Wheelwrighting and so much more. The Living Working Countryside has a wonderful array of activities for you to see throughout the day so make sure that you set time aside to visit this area of our Fair.
At Frampton Country Fair we are proud to support breeders of our Native Breeds and to enable these amazing animals to be on display to our visitors. When you visit the Native Breed area of the Living Working Countryside you'll be able to see some local breeds such as Gloucester Cattle, Gloucester Old Spot Pigs, Oxford Sandy & Black Pigs and Cotswold Sheep. In addition to the local breeds you can also see British Spotted and Shetland ponies - and star of the show every year is the rare and beautiful otter!
Inside the Rural Skills Marquee you will find a number of traditional crafts being demonstrated. Pay a visit to see the Master Saddler re-flocking a saddle or see how a decoy is carved. You can also see fly tying, stick making and yarn spinning and if you're feeling peckish then you can buy delicious cakes and savouries provided by the supporters of our local church St Mary's.