Chatsworth Country Fair

Chatsworth Country Fair takes place from Friday 31 August until Sunday 2 September and will have two Thank You gazebos.

One of the Thank You gazebos will host a knitted poppy activity – Vivienne Toon galvanised an army of knitters in 2017 to knit 7,000 poppies to represent the 7,000 men from Derby City who fell during WW1. Her ambition and enthusiasm has been contagious and resulted in numerous knitted poppy displays being created all over Derbyshire – she believes that over 35,000 poppies have been knitted so far. The Derby City centre knitted installation will be displayed for one month running up to this year's Poppy appeal – at Chatsworth Fair to say Thank you to the WW1 generation, we will be asking attendees to help attach the poppies to a cargo net to help create this installation.

The Royal British Legion team in Bakewell have knitted 25 poppies to commemorate the men who fell from the Chatsworth Estate during WW1. These poppies have been attached to 25 Poppy Teddy Bears and will be used as raffle prizes to raise money for the Poppy Appeal. Six of the bears will arrive at the show by sky diving from an aeroplane with the Poppy Parachute Team – they have scheduled two jumps each day of the show. Each of the teddy’s will have a name tag and the regiment of each of the fallen. For more information on the fair visit: