The weekend before last, Sam and I went to the Lambeth Country Show. If you thought that London would be far too cool and urban to have what is essentially a country fair, you are (luckily) mistaken. On the third weekend in July, just a short walk from Brixton in Brockwell Park, you can find the Lambeth Country Show.
Last year nearly 180,000 people attended, making it one of the largest free community events in Europe. The best part of it is its diversity. You can see traditional village fete attractions across the path from a Vegan Jerk Chicken tent. It’s amazing. There are local musicians and bigger acts; from reggae to ska to indie acoustic. From sheep shearing to bird shows to tea dances to cooking demonstrations to free holistic checkups. It’s hard to describe the scale that the festival encompasses.
Just take a look at this official video from last year to see and the happy, dance filled fun that can be had!
Of course, it’s tradition to buy a pint or several of the festival staple Chucklehead Cider. And don’t miss my personal favourite, the vegetable animal competition. (Where vegetables are carved into amazing creatures.) Take a peak at the official website, and keep an eye on it for next year!
The flower marquis.
My old friend, Bessie the Cow.
I told you I loved that vegetable carving exhibit.
The dress that I wore to the country show is one of my favourites so I wanted to so a special What I Wore highlight in it:
Are you going to any fairs or fetes this summer?