Preparing for fun at the Dunnikier country fair

Pony rides attracted the crowds at last year's event and are set to return again in 2015.  Pic by Fife Photo Agency.

Pony rides attracted the crowds at last year's event and are set to return again in 2015. Pic by Fife Photo Agency.

  • Community event returns following last year’s success
  • Country fair offers wide range of family friendly activities
  • Public encouraged to support unique event
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Aside from the longer days and trees blooming, another sign of spring is that Dunnikier Park Country Fair is just around the corner.

This year’s community event will take place on Sunday, May 31.

The country fair is a unique event in the Kirkcaldy calendar

Sue Bennett

And it follows on from the success of the town’s first country fair last year.

Sue Bennett, chairman of Dunnikier Country Park Development Group, told the Press: “The country fair is a unique event in the Kirkcaldy calendar.

“Admission is again free but, this year, we intend to put more emphasis on the environment.

“We will, as a result, have displays from the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, Fife Amphibians, Greener Kirkcaldy, the Scottish Badgers Trust and Scottish Natural Heritage.

“There will be guided nature walks with and expert on the environment which will give people a chance to learn more about the wildlife to be found in the woods around Dunnikier.”

And there will also be a whole host of other activities taking place on the day.

The 14th Kirkcaldy Scouts will establish a demonstration camp to showcase field craft skills; the local police wildlife crime officer will be there and local falconer Stuart Milne will be putting his birds of prey through their paces.

There will be stalls with local crafts and Dunnikier Golf Club will be staging a competition for aspiring young golfers.

Other community groups getting involved include Kirkcaldy Twirlers, who will display baton twirling, and senior students from Kirkcaldy High School will organise a ‘mini Olympic games’ for youngsters with energy to burn.

Vintage tractors will be on show and the fire brigade and International Rescue will also be in attendance.

Community radio station K107 will be providing the music and broadcasting live at the event.

Other things lined up for the afternoon include pony rides, bouncy castles, trampolines, ice-creams and fast food.

Sue added: “All in all, we think the country fair will be a great day out for all the family.”

The family friendly event at Dunnikier Park will run from noon until 4.00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31.