The greatest gathering of hounds in the country takes place at The Festival of Hunting at The East of England Showground, Peterborough and this year organisers are expecting another record crowd for the event which is now recognised as the annual showcase for the world of hunting.
Hounds representing over 100 packs from across the UK will be at the venue for this annual celebration and the Festival of Hunting encompasses the 126th Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show – two leading events bringing hunting supporters together to meet socially and witness the very best hounds currently being bred in the country.
The Festival demonstrates the on-going support for hunting and its most precious asset – the working hound.Displays of Harriers, Beagles, Basset Hounds, Drag Hounds and Terriers will take place. Fell, Stag Hounds and coursing dogs will also be attending and in addition, there will be the ever-popular Inter-Hunt Senior and Junior Team Relays. Two opposing teams race against the clock over a mirror image set of fences - with a total of 64 teams from Hunts all over the country this is a very fiercely fought contest.
A wide range of specialist trade stands as well as catering and fresh local produce will be available for visitors to enjoy, making this a really enjoyable day out for all the family.
Advance adult tickets begin from £8.50 and children (under 16 and accompanied by an adult) are free. Gates open from 9am and car parking is free.