DANCING Diggers and the Red Arrows are two of the main attractions featured at this year’s annual Chatsworth Country Fair.
They will be performing alongside a host of other acts such as the King’s Troop, the Royal Horse Artillery, the Heavy Cavalry and the Cambria Band.
Hailing from Rocester, JCB’s world famous Dancing Diggers team will perform routines with split second precision plus other stunts with the aid of hydraulics.
The display team give very few performances across the country and the last time it was seen in the area was at Ashbourne Show last year.
Formed in 1965, world-renowned aerobatics display team The Red Arrows will be decorating the skies against the backdrop of Chatsworth house.
Lord Sebastian Coe, chairman of the British Olympics will be opening the three-day event.
Lord Coe has said he was ‘delighted to take up the invitation to become this year’s country fair president’.
He will be joining the crowds to watch other events such as the vintage car parade, hot air balloons, dog agility, gun dog competitions, falconry and horse trails including mounted games and British Scurry Driving.
TV cookery star, Mary Berry will be making an appearance at the Aga Rangemaster cookery theatre. She will be doing a number of classic recipe demonstrations live on stage followed by a book-signing.
Joining her will be other leading chefs in a packed cookery programme running over all three days in the heart of the fine food village.
The culinary arena boasts more than 70 stalls offering a variety of traditional produce.
Alongside this visitors can enjoy a shopping opportunity with more than 200 trade stands selling a variety of items such as country clothing and accessories.
Visitors can participate in a activities such as archery, clay-pigeon shooting, dog shows and fly-fishing.
There is also a traditonal English fairground where visitors can experience vintage rides and attractions.
The Chatsworth Country Fair will begin on Friday and run until Sunday.
Gates open at 9am and the closing ceremony is at 6.30am, Gate prices are £20 for adults, under 14s go free.