THOUSANDS of people are expected to make their way along to one of the area’s most successful events.
On June 1, Milland will play host to the 2014 Milland Rural Fair, which attracted more than 3,000 people at the last event two years ago.
At the end of the half-term week, the fair provides the ideal day out, with a ‘country flavour’.
More than 100 volunteer Millanders are involved in the event’s organisation, which has an extensive main ring programme starting at midday, and a range of displays including a karate demo, maypole dancing, a vintage tractor parade, falconry flying with Jemima Parry-Jones, among a host of other activities.
There will be plenty of stalls and rural craft demonstrations to visit during the show, with lots of unique and handmade crafts to buy.
Children will have the chance to see many different animals at close quarters, with everything from llamas, alpacas and sheep to goats and kids, piglets, rabbits and guinea pigs, turkeys, ducks and geese, chickens and chicks, a working beehive, beagles and hound puppies, ferrets, snakes, lizards, frogs and toads.
Milland Rural Fair will be held on the recreation ground and will open to the public at 11am.
Free park and ride facilities are available from midday and there is ample free parking in the field.
There is also a drop-off point for people with disabilities.
Entry on the day is £7 per adult and £3 for children.
Family tickets for two adults and two children under 13 are £16.
Advance tickets are also available until May 31 at £5 adult, £2.50 child or £14 family, on sale at Milland Stores and other outlets.
Dog-owners are also welcomed at the popular dog show, with registration starting at midday and the first class at 1.30pm.
Visitors can also enjoy a beer garden, Pimm’s tent and a teashop, alongside Nepalese and Thai food, venison and game burgers, ice creams, paella, homemade cakes, fudge, pastries and savouries, fresh eggs and smallholder produce.
For further information visit the website www.millandruralfair.com.