The former Cistercian monastery, which is set in beautiful grounds near Chard, opened its doors to an array of trade stalls, horticultural displays, and live bands. Unlike other shows, this event has more traditional vibe, with a Punch & Judy, funfair rides and a relaxed atmosphere.
This year, more than 150 vintage cars filled the grounds and a popular dog show also entertained the crowds. A major attraction was Jonathan Marshall’s display of falconry on horseback, which wowed the audience.
The summer fair has been raising funds for R.A.B.I and other charities for over 10 years. Always popular, it attracts around 5,000 people every year.
Pictured left to right are Julian Kennard, Tessa Eames (RDA), Peter Gray, Susan Hooper, Tim Frost, Nigel Bond (Mole Valley Farmers, who support the event), Hugh Archer (Dorset committee chairman).