Dalkeith Estate opens with country fair


DALKEITH Country Estate  is to hold a new country fair this Easter.

The new fair, taking place in the fields in front of Dalkeith Palace over the weekend of 7 and 8 April, is expected to attract crowds from across the UK.

Traditional have-a-go country pursuits such as wood turning, pottery, archery and falconry will abound alongside the fun fair, exhibitor stands and craft and food halls outside the main ring.

Kids and adults will also be invited to watch warriors test their strength in the medieval jousting challenge.

Dalkeith Country Estate Manager Andrew Brough said: “We’ve long believed a fair at Dalkeith Country Estate could be a hotspot on the Scottish rural events calendar so I’m delighted it has now been confirmed with strong interest already established from traders.

“Country fairs enable people to enjoy the rich rural heritage of Scotland while spending time with family and friends, getting involved in the fun of the day, discovering more about the countryside, sampling some of the best local products and foods on the market and generally getting out and seeing some of our country’s most beautiful landscapes and properties.”

The Dalkeith Country Fair will mark the opening of the estate grounds to the public for the 2012 season.


The fair will take place on 7 and 8 April, 9am – 5pm.  Entry is £10 for adults and £5 for children – under fives go for free. Car parking is free.

To find out more contact [email protected] or telephone 0131 654 1666.