Heritage Fair set to Celebrate Rural Life
Aden Country Park in Mintlaw is to host the first Rural Life Heritage Fair on Sunday 10th of March 2013, 11am to 4pm. The event will celebrate the local culture and farming traditions unique to Aberdeenshire, illustrating what life was like for country people in the past and how it has shaped Aberdeenshire’s countryside today.
The Fair will include traditional music and performance, craft demonstrations, storytelling, family history, photographic display, archive film footage, farmers market, access to the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum and Hareshowe Farm, and a range of heritage related displays, stalls, and activities that will provide a rich and diverse event attracting tourists and the local community to Aden Country Park.
Rare Breed Scotland also intend on bringing a range of tradition North East breeds of sheep and chickens to the heritage fair including Oxford sheep, Scots Dumpy and Scots Grey Chickens. So whether you are young or old there something for everyone to see.
The local academy and primary school children are also embarking on a range of projects to explore their local rural life culture and traditions that will be showcased to the broader community at the Fair. Projects will include artwork, stories, music, and performance that relate to the traditions and achievements that characterise their local community.
Neil Shirran, Aden Development Worker said:
“This should prove to be a great event for the whole family. Aberdeenshire has a rich farming tradition so it’s great to be able to celebrate it through music, photography, language, literature, craft, and film”.
The Rural Life Heritage Fair has been funded by the Aberdeenshire Council Arts Development Team placemaking commission and is being organised to coincide with the Buchan Feeling Good Festival, Mother's Day Country Fair, and the Aden Bike Challenge event, a cycling event from Peterhead to Aden Country Park.
So why not come along to Aden Country Park this Sunday and not only learn about your local heritage, but also have an enjoyable day out in the heart of Buchan.
For further information and event timetable please visit the Rural Life Heriatge Fair events page.