Animal antics, farmyard favourites, country skills and crafts at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.
  • Watching the nifty manoeuvres of the Indian Running Ducks © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Watching the nifty manoeuvres of the Indian Running Ducks © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Pig racing action at the Country Fair in 2016 © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Pig racing action at the Country Fair in 2016 © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Get up close to farmyard favourites © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Get up close to farmyard favourites © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Testing skills on a real digger in 2016 © 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.

    Animal antics galore at the Country Fair in 2016 © Paul Dodds.
  • Ferret racing at the Country Fair in 2016 © Ruth Armstrong Photography

     Ferret racing at the Country Fair in 2016 © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Watch farriery demonstrations at the farmyard © 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

    Discover traditional rural crafts at the Country Fair in 2016 © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Sheep dog trials at the Country Fair © Ruth Armstrong

    Sheep dog trials at the Country Fair © Ruth Armstrong
  • Cheering the animal antics at the Country Fair in 2016 © Ruth Armstrong Photography,

    Cheering the animal antics at the Country Fair in 2016 © Ruth Armstrong Photography,
  • See traditional farming methods © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

    See traditional farming methods © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

An animal-tastic day out for all the family! All activities included in the event ticket:

Dog and Duck Show
Watch trainee sheep-dogs practice their skills with a characterful team of Indian Runner Ducks.

Falconry Show
Join Strathblane Falconry and watch eagles, falcons, and owls in flight and meet the birds on their static display between shows.

Pig Racing
After weeks of training, they're ready for the big day. Watch this chaotic competition and see which porker wins the prize!

Ferret Racing
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.

Digger challenge
Have a go on a real digger and complete some lifting and moving challenges

Sheepdog Trials
Watch sheep-dogs compete for a trophy.

Farrier Demonstration
Watch sparks fly as a farrier uses our forge and anvil to make shoes for a Clydesdale

Stockjudging
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.

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Header image:  Pig racing at the Country Fair 2016 © Ruth Armstrong

Event information

When

3 Sep 2017
10:00-17:00

Where

National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride, G76 9HR

How much

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.

Booking information

Book in person, call 0300 123 6789 or online

Please note that performances and activities are subject to change.

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Find out how to get to the Country Fair here.

National Museum of Rural Life
Wester Kittochside
Philipshill Road,
East Kilbride,
G76 9HR

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