All sorts of lovely rural summery fun
in Crowhurst, East Sussex!
The 2018 Crowhurst Village Fayre, to be held on the Recreation Ground on Saturday, August 11th (2pm-5pm), promises to be yet another great day out for all the family. Entry is £1.50 – adult, 50p – child and OAP, disabled – free.
As ever, an integral part of the event will be Crowhurst & District Horticultural Society’s Annual Summer Show in the marquee, with wonderful displays of flowers, vegetables, cookery and handicrafts. Local beekeepers again plan to mount an observation hive as part of this show.
This year the Fayre will be opened at 2pm in due style by longstanding Crowhurst resident, Mike Stewart.
A most welcome return to the arena will be the vintage vocal trio The Victory Sisters with their wonderful songs from the 1940s. Other highlights in the arena will be the Section Five Drummers and a pipe display by Jon Bartholomew, Hastings Town Crier.
New excitements on the field will be a Juggling Jester, a Circus Workshop and a Chainsaw Wood Carving Demo. Have-a-go Archery will also be on offer together with a Coconut Shy, Hobby Horse Show Jumping and an Inflatable Kids’ Slide. There will also be a Birds of Prey collection, while for petrolheads, there will be a display of Classic Cars and Motor Bikes. Our usual big array of stalls will be lining the Recreation Ground, including lots of local village groups with activities and information.
An important part of the Fayre will be a display to commemorate the anniversary of the end of World War 1; this will feature specially commissioned metal and Perspex cut-outs, which pay tribute to Crowhurst residents who lost their lives in both world wars.
The afternoon will finish with a fabulous auction of Horticultural Show items, then the exciting raffle. Star prize is £100 worth of theatre tickets for use around the UK. A £75 meat voucher at 1066 Butchers, Battle, will again be on offer, together with a vineyard tour and wine tasting at Carr Taylor, Westfield. An extra prize, a luxury hamper for two to be personally collected from The Plough Inn, Crowhurst, can be won by the holder of a Lucky Programme.
As always, there will be a licensed bar throughout the day, with teas, home-made cakes and other refreshments in the pavilion, plus a quality barbeque, food hall, Pimms bar and ice cream van.
**On Friday evening (August 10th), the ever-popular local band, the 1066 Rockitmen, are once again expected to draw in many as they play in the marquee (£10 on the door or £8 in advance – tickets from Dick Chalwin, tel: 01424-830339). Get ready to dance, dance, dance!
Fundraising for Crowhurst community groups and activities.
Sorry, no dogs except assistance dogs.
Plenty of parking at the back of the field.