THE hustle and bustle of a Georgian country fair will be recreated at the weekend.

The event will be staged at Pockerley Manor at Beamish Museum, near Stanley, from 10am until 5pm, on Saturday and Sunday.

On each of the fair days, a Northumbrian piper will lead out the Squire of Pockerley, who will cast his eye over craftsmen, trinket sellers and entertainers and declare the proceedings open.

There will be authentic tents from the early 1800s - housing a corn dolly maker, a basket maker and a wooden bowl maker.

To add spark to the occasion, a costumed fire eater will enthral the crowds and a piper will entertain with popular music of the day.

Strolling through the fair will be pedlars, with wares for everyone - gilded gingerbread as a show of wealth, lavender favours to give to loves ones and ribbons to adorn women's hair.

Adding to the atmosphere and excitement, Durham Light Infantry Society and Display Team, in authentic military uniforms, will give demonstrations of military drills, musket firing and military life in the early 1800s.