Cheshire Game and Country Fair 2011, Tabley, near Knutsford

PUBLISHED: 17:25 26 September 2011 | UPDATED: 20:03 20 February 2013

Cheshire Life October 2011

Cheshire Life October 2011

Wood sculptors carved out a thrilling experience for crowds who flocked to the showground at Tabley, near Knutsford, for the spectacular Cheshire Game and Country Fair. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN COCKS

Wood sculptors carved out a thrilling experience for crowds who flocked to the showground at Tabley, near Knutsford, for the spectacular Cheshire Game and Country Fair.


The English Open Chainsaw Carving Competition saw the worlds best from Russia, Japan, America, Australia and Uganda battle it out to create amazing works of art from logs in a bid to take home a prize in the macho challenge. More than 30 carvers created unusual sculptures including a baby dragon, a guitar, a wizard and a ram, to name a few.


The chainsaw competition was just one of many spectacles which drew thousands of visitors to the event over the bank holiday weekend. Lumberjack activities, falconry displays, equine events, gundogs, fairground fun and a craft village were also among the attractions.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN COCKS



The print version of this article appeared in the October 2011 issue of Cheshire Life

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