They have horns instead of outboard motors and beards not masts but organisers hope their goat show will be every bit as popular as the boat show it could easily be mistaken for.

Oakleigh Fairs return to Osterley Park, in Jersey Road, Osterley, this bank holiday weekend with yet another jam-packed schedule of events.

Chief amongst these will be the Goat Show, featuring bottle fed lambs and kids, and also if you prefer ovines instead of caprines there is a Sheep Show too!

Thousands are expected to flock (pun intended) to the Osterley Country Show when the gates open at 10am on Sunday (24).

Other delights on offer include a flying display by various birds of prey including owls, a presentation on the life of Spanish horses and John Cavana talking about working dogs with whom he has spent his whole life training.

Come and meet Kondini the human toolbox, go back to days of yore thanks to Paladin the medieval re-enactment society, and get hands on with Totally Ponies.

Masterchef Ondine Hartgroves will demonstrate the perfect cooking techniques throughout both days and don’t miss the arts and crafts marquee which will be full of hobby ideas.

There is also the The Companion Dog Show (proceeds from which all go to Marie Curie Cancer Care) and which is open to all dogs on Monday.

Plus there is all the usual refreshments and fun from previous shows.

Birds of prey will be on display
 

A spokeswoman for Oakleigh, which runs 30 events around the UK this year, said: “We are delighted to be returning to Osterley - London’s largest Country Estate, run by the National Trust over the August Bank Holiday weekend.”

The show is open 10am-5pm with tickets costing £7.50 for adults, £6 for concessions, £3 for children aged 5-16, and a Family Ticket for two adults and two children costing £19 Children under 5 get in absolutely free.

See website for further details: www.oakleighfairs.co.uk