The huge show of animal trials, expert riders, classic cars and aerobatics was a huge success, including hundreds of trade stands and rural crafts, and a whole host of family events.
One of England’s most spectacular annual outdoor events, a huge array of England’s heritage of Country Sports and pastimes were on show including armed service displays, horse shoeing, dry-stone walling, ferret racing, archery and dog trials.
And for a touch of quirk, the allcomers dog race was some chaotic fun and the crowd was amazed by the fearless Ukrainian Cossack Stunt Team.
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President of Chatsworth Country Fair, newcomer Adam Henson, presenter of the BBC’s Countryfile, declared the show open.
He said: “It’s an absolute delight to be here and an honour.
“My father knew the previous Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. There was that connection to the family so I lived here as a teenager and cut my teeth on farming here.
“The farm staff were lovely and the people of Derbyshire too. I have fond memories of living in Derbyshire. As someone who loves the domain of farming and the countryside it’s a real treat.”
Hundreds of fans queued for a book signing by The Great British Bake Off’s Mary Berry and to watch her cookery demonstration.
The 80-year-old said the setting of Chatsworth’s country fair was what made it so special.
She added: “I’m here really to do my cooking the tent, but it’s a wonderful show isn’t it. I’ve been coming a few years, it’s the most beautiful house to begin with, and the grounds... I think people who come here really appreciate the surroundings.
“There’s everything - food, demonstrations, wonderful clothes, if you want to see the dogs... everything’s here! It’s an amazing, show, it’s huge and it shows the countryside to everybody.”