The Country Life Fair to bring the country to town

The Country Life Fair – the event of the autumn – is coming to Fulham Palace in September, and bringing a host of well-known names in its wake.

His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent has been announced as the Royal Patron of the Country Life Fair. This new Royal patronage reflects Prince Michael’s interest in conservation and wildlife. He also supports many organisations and charities including The Kennel Club, which has now been adopted as one of the official charities of the Fair.

Ben Fogle has also been named as the Country Life Fair President, and as such will be officially opening the Fair.

Dick Strawbridge will also be sharing his tips for sustainable living, as demonstrated on his popular television programme ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’. He will also be showing his culinary skills as honed as a finalist on ‘Celebrity Masterchef’

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Read Alan Titchmarsh’s foreword to the Country Life Fair

Different themes at the Country Life Fair

Country Cellar

With award-winning wines, artisan gins, beers and ciders from the UK and around the world, there’s sure to be a beverage to suit every palette. Even teetotallers are catered for

Country Kids Zone

From entertainment to education, The Fair has something for all ages, from mobile farms full of friendly animals and rural craft activities to spectacular falconry and dog displays.

Country Kitchen

Come and meet award-winning food writer Tom Parker Bowles and some of the best loved country chefs and cooks including Mike Robinson and Ralph Skripek who will be demonstrating their skills. Tom Parker Bowles will also be running Q&A sessions on country food trends in the ‘Country Kitchen’.

As is a passionate advocate of ethically grown and reared food and a champion of local British produce, Tom is delighted to be involved with the Country Life Fair which he describes as a ‘glorious example of ‘rus in urbe.’

Country Pursuits

From fly fishing and sporting clays to riding, whatever your passion or hobby, there will be one to one advice for novices and experts alike, valuations, fitting and guidance on technique as well as special offers on courses and equipment.

Country Gardens

Chelsea Flower Show stars and ‘into-gardens’ writers Joe Swift, Cleve West and James Alexander-Sinclair will share their green-fingered tips along with other gardening experts while the very best suppliers will showcase equipment, plants and buildings.

Cleve West

Cleve West, one of Britain’s leading garden designers, won Best in Show at the Chelsea Flower Show for the second year in succession in 2013 and has pocketed seven gold medals to date. He has been designing gardens since 1990, from contemporary urban spaces to large country estates.

Country Houses & Interiors

A showcase from England’s top agents of stunning properties throughout the United Kingdom and the rest of the world, from cottages to castles, it’s a chance to find that dream home.

Country Artisans

A showcase from England’s top agents of stunning rural properties throughout the United Kingdom and the rest of the world, from chocolate box cottages to country estates and even castles!

** Find out more about the Country Life Fair and book your tickets early for a discount!

** Come and party with the Country Life Fair team at the Country Life Fair Royal Reception and Grand Ball at the Natural History Museum