Our editorial team says you won't want to miss these Bank Holiday events:
ANTIQUES and collectors fair is at Rockingham Castley. About 150 dealers will be housed in a huge main marquee plus smaller ones and the BBC will be filming Bargain Hunt, fronted by Tim Wonnacott, tomorrow and on Sunday. There will also be a display of classic cars plus refreshments. Opening times are 9am to 5pm. Admission is 3.75 (3.50), children 1. Admission to the castle and grounds is available at a discount to fair-goers.
IT'S BEERFEST No 1 at the Hit Or Miss pub in Stamford this weekend with a 60s show from Billy Shears tonight and a family day with dixieland jazz from Freddie & Friends, a hog roast and a bouncy castle tomorrow. As well as enjoying a beer festival pint, pub-goers can also feast from a barbecue on Sunday and take part in a beer and entertainments quiz tonight at 7pm.
RED Kite Week at Fineshade Wood near Stamford. There's a family fun today.
THE craft, Food and Gift Fair ld at Burghley House will give you the chance meet some of the country's finest artists and craftspeople in a demonstration area. Watch glass-blowing, woodcarving, cross stitch and fabric painting. There will be puppet shows and amusements for children, a food hall, falconry, ferret-racing and a make and take marquee. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm and admission is 5, seniors 4.50, children 2. Admission to the house and gardens is extra.
A MUSIC festival is being held at The Blue Bell in Easton-on-the-Hill. The feast of bands, food and other entertainment will start at 1pm. The line-up includes Dead Rockstars, The Dead Rabbits and Revenue. There will also be a hog roast, barbecue and bouncy castle. Tickets cost 10, or 8 in advance, with under 14s let in for free. Call 01780 763003.
THE musical theme continues at The Exeter Arms in Barrowden. The pub is hosting an acoustic music singaround, which is open to all, and starts at 8.30pm. Expect classic guitar tunes played with heavy strumming and hearty singing.
FOR sports fans,county stars will be lining up from midday as Oakham School as Leicestershire take on Warwickshire in the Friends Provident Trophy.
And if there weather is bad and you're stuck in front of the box, there's plenty of sport to choose from:
Live Football League - Sky Sports 2 2.30-.530pm
Rochdale v Stockport County: Action from the League Two play-off final.
Live Darts - Sky Sports 2 6-10pm
Premier League: Live coverage of the semi-finals, followed by the final itself, at the Cardiff International Arena
Live Tennis - Eurosport 10-am-7pm
French Open: Coverage of the season's second grand slam from the clay courts of Roland Garros in Paris.
Live Test Cricket - Sky Sports 1 10:30am-7:00pm
England v New Zealand: Coverage of the fourth day of the Second Test at Old Trafford.