Watching the nifty manoeuvres of the Indian Running Ducks © Ruth Armstrong Photography
Pig racing action at the Country Fair in 2016 © Ruth Armstrong Photography
Get up close to farmyard favourites © Ruth Armstrong Photography
Testing skills on a real digger in 2016 © Ruth Armstrong Photography.
Animal antics galore at the Country Fair in 2016 © Paul Dodds.
Ferret racing at the Country Fair in 2016 © Ruth Armstrong Photography
Watch farriery demonstrations at the farmyard © Ruth Armstrong Photography
Discover traditional rural crafts at the Country Fair in 2016 © Ruth Armstrong Photography
Sheep dog trials at the Country Fair © Ruth Armstrong
Cheering the animal antics at the Country Fair in 2016 © Ruth Armstrong Photography,
See traditional farming methods © Ruth Armstrong Photography.
Dog and Duck Show
Watch trainee sheep-dogs practice their skills with a characterful team of Indian Runner Ducks.
Join Strathblane Falconry and watch eagles, falcons, and owls in flight and meet the birds on their static display between shows.
After weeks of training, they're ready for the big day. Watch this chaotic competition and see which porker wins the prize!
Fasten up your trouser legs and get ready for a frantic flurry of ferrets! Between races, you can meet the competitors and their owners.
Animal Encounters Marquee
Meet poultry, bees, bugs, hedgehogs and even meerkats in our animal tent.
Have a go on a real digger and complete some lifting and moving challenges
Watch sheep-dogs compete for a trophy.
Watch sparks fly as a farrier uses our forge and anvil to make shoes for a Clydesdale
Have a go at judging our own cows, sheep, and chickens and win a rosette
Crafts and Country Skills
Watch craftspeople at work and have a go yourself. Including felting, spinning, and basket weaving.
3 Sep 2017
National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride, G76 9HR
Adult £10/Concession £9
Child £6 (under 5s free)
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £27
National Museums Scotland Members free
*Concession entry for National Trust for Scotland Members: Adult £9, Child £5.50
** Concession prices apply to 60+, students and unemployed with ID, disabled people. Carers of disabled people free. A valid NUS or Young Scot card must be shown.
Book in person, call 0300 123 6789 or online
Please note that performances and activities are subject to change.Book tickets
Find out how to get to the Country Fair here.
National Museum of Rural Life