THE annual Rhug Country Fair was held this weekend, opening and closing with a bang.

The event saw over 170 stalls and exhibits including food, craft and rural antiques and a licensed, undercover bar alongside a range of traditional country pursuits and high-octane action.

Top of the bill were distinguished motorbike stunt team ‘Up Force’, who performed their razor-edge routine six times across the weekend.

North Wales Falconry were in attendance to demonstrate their own skills, whose Falcons, Hawks and Owls were allowed to soar above the Rhug Estate throughout the show, and gave visitors a few close encounters.

Elsewhere, safari-themed ironwork sculptures made by the British Ironwork Centre could were scattered around the show, such as the giant red baboon who looked domineering on all fours.

In the woodcarving arena, a wooden meerkat was created and considerately given noise-cancelling headphones amongst the rattle and hum of the chainsaws.

Near the estate's river, a fishing area was set up with casting demonstrations and fly fishing lessons, as well as a shooting area with the BASC (British Association for Shooting and Conservation) school who provided clay pigeon shooting and archery sessions.