Crowds enjoy taste of rural Norfolk at Cromer Carnival game and country fair

Simon Whitehead of Pakefield Ferrets, who gave a demonstration at Cromer Carnival's game and country

Simon Whitehead of Pakefield Ferrets, who gave a demonstration at Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

A sheep show, a heavy horse demonstration and countryside crafts were among the attractions at Cromer Carnival's traditional game and country fair.

The all-day event, which was organised by a team of carnival committee members and volunteers, also included an open-air cookery show by chef and forager Simon Hunter Marsh, bushcraft and blacksmith demonstrations, a presentation by Simon Whitehead of Pakefield Ferrets, a display of stationary engines brought along by members of the Starting Handle Club, and stands run by Norfolk charities and businesses.

Fair-goers also had a chance to see entries into a circus-themed scarecrow competition, and visit a floral art show featuring displays created by entrants hailing from as far afield as Northampton and Holland.

Three-year-old Blossom Royal joining in the fun at Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KA

Three-year-old Blossom Royal joining in the fun at Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Carnival committee member Claire Claxton said: 'The fair gets bigger every year, it's a lovely, family event with a nice, relaxed atmosphere and we have been really pleased with the turnout.'

Stationary engines brought along to Cromer Carnival's game and country fair by members of the Starti

Stationary engines brought along to Cromer Carnival's game and country fair by members of the Starting Handle Club.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Three-year-old Blossom Royal and pal Bradley Cherry, 2, joining in the fun at Cromer Carnival's gam

Three-year-old Blossom Royal and pal Bradley Cherry, 2, joining in the fun at Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

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Starting Handle Club member Stephen Earl of North Walsham with his 1920s stationary engine.Photo: KA

Starting Handle Club member Stephen Earl of North Walsham with his 1920s stationary engine.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Starting Handle Club members enjoying the sunshine at Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo:

Starting Handle Club members enjoying the sunshine at Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Watching the horses at the Hillside Animal Sanctuary stand.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Watching the horses at the Hillside Animal Sanctuary stand.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Blacksmith demonstration Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Blacksmith demonstration Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Watching the horses at the Hillside Animal Sanctuary stand.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Watching the horses at the Hillside Animal Sanctuary stand.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Blacksmith demonstration Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Blacksmith demonstration Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Blacksmith demonstration Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Blacksmith demonstration Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Three-year-old Blossom Royal joining in the fun at Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KA

Three-year-old Blossom Royal joining in the fun at Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Three-year-old Blossom Royal joining in the fun at Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KA

Three-year-old Blossom Royal joining in the fun at Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Three-year-old Blossom Royal joining in the fun at Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KA

Three-year-old Blossom Royal joining in the fun at Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Three-year-old Blossom Royal joining in the fun at Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KA

Three-year-old Blossom Royal joining in the fun at Cromer Carnival's game and country fair.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

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