Dunnikier Park to host country fair

Dunnikier Park
Dunnikier Park

Plans have been finalised and the last arrangements are now in place for the first ever Country Fair in Kirkcaldy’s Dunnikier Park.

It will take place on Sunday, May 25 from 12.00 to 4.00 p.m. and organisers are confident it will be a day for the whole family to enjoy.

“Things are now starting to come together”, said Sue Bennett, chairman of Dunnikier Country Park Development Group.

“We have been working on the Country Fair for the best part of a year but it is only in the last six weeks that things have started to happen.

“The real change was when the Development Group made successful funding bids to Fife Council and to the National Lottery’s ‘Awards for All’.

“As a result we are now sure we will be able to run a successful event.”

The Country Fair is aimed at raising awareness and encouraging more people to use the park.

There will be clowns, pony rides, slides, games and a bouncy castle for the young and the young-at-heart.

In addition, there will be dancing displays, falconry and music from Kirkcaldy High’s own junior pipe band.

There will also be displays, exhibitions and stalls from a variety of outdoor groups including the Ramblers Association, RSPB, Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, Greener Kirkcaldy, Fife and Kinross Bat Group and the marine charity Sea Shepherd.

Countryside Rangers will lead a series of nature walks and Community Radio K107FM should also be there on the day to give their support.

Add in a display of vintage tractors and, barring an emergency call out, a fully operational fire engine and there should be something to keep the whole family amused.

“We have had great support from Kenny Christie and Dunnikier Golf Club and they will organise a mini golf competition for youngsters with the prize of a junior membership up for grabs,” Sue added.

“Dunnikier House Hotel will provide fast food and refreshments on the day.

“Admission to the Country Fair will be absolutely free and we are sure it will make for a great day out.”