Welcome to British Flair and Country Fair at the Hamburger Polo Club
On 7-9 August British Flair and Country Fair, north Germany’s unique lifestyle event, will take place again in Hamburg (Klein Flottbek) in 2020. Numerous retail stands make for enjoyable open-air shopping, with typically British high-quality products such as wax jackets and hats, accessories, classic cars and finest single malt whiskies, fish and chips and fudge on offer.
British Flair and Country Fair is renowned for a very varied show programme that provides a taste of British life. Not to be missed are the Scottish highland games, Border Collie working sheepdog demonstrations, cricket and polo matches, wellie flinging, Scottish and Irish folk dancing, and pipes and drums marching band among other attractions. Paddington Bear, with his amusing stories for children, is of course an essential part of the show. We’re flying Bridie the Tea Lady and her trolley over especially from the UK. Bridie is eight feet tall and thinks everyone’s a VIP. When she’s not serving afternoon tea and having a laugh, she dances – on stilts of course.
A traditional part of British Flair and Country Fair, in cooperation with Friends of Britain e.V., is the charity aspect, with funds raised for charitable organisations in and around Hamburg. The beneficiary of the charity events in 2019 was the MUT Academy. The MUT Academy empowers Hamburgs "weakest" students to achieve a school and a job qualification.
The British Flair Open Air Proms Concert is a special highlight with cult status. In the tradition of the “Last Night of the Proms” concert in London’s Royal Albert Hall, promenaders can picnic under the stars to the music of the great composers and also join in the singing.
Another high point is also the classic car show. Classic car fans are in for a treat. The sweet purr of their engines, chatting to their owners and the legends surrounding the different models take centre stage in the classic car show. Have a ride with us!