Pirbright Village Fair
Saturday 16th June 2018
11am - 5pm
The Pirbright Village Fair will be a traditional Country Village Fair, set on and around Pirbright Church and Village Green. With easy parking next to the church, the fun will begin straight away with a spectacular flower festival and cream teas in the church, and a treasure hunt through the churchyard to the Green. There visitors will find a wide range of stalls, games, competitions & activities, and lots to eat! At the centre of all this activity will be the arena, with an all-day programme of entertainments, parades, music & displays.
It will feel much like the hugely popular Pirbright Scarecrow Festival of the past, but the theme this year is Ducks and top of the bill will be a fabulous display of shepherding and duck herding! We have all thrilled to the skill of a shepherd and sheep dog working together, but it takes a special talent to herd ducks. How quickly can shepherd and dog guide the ducks into their pen, or will the crafty ducks outwit the sheepdog?
What can you expect to find at the Fair?
Alongside everyone’s favourite stalls selling crafts, cakes & produce, plants, books & ‘pre-loved’ treasures, plus commercial stalls with quality gifts, clothing, sweets and antiques, local organisations will be able to showcase their activities, giving visitors opportunities to try something new. A range of catering outlets will make sure no-one goes hungry, with food to suit everyone’s tastes, including barbecues and a Turkish kitchen, salads, sandwiches, donuts, ice creams, cream teas and drinks.
For entertainment there will be old-fashioned fairground games, a steam driven fairground organ, a display of vintage motor bikes and fun things to do such as a bouncy castle and hook-a-duck – truly something for everyone! In the centre arena, as well as the fabulous dogs and ducks, expect displays, demonstrations, tug-o-war, the ever popular dog show and more. In the village hall a wide range of musical talent will be on display, including professional musicians, local choirs and school choirs.
The Pirbright Village Fair is a chance for Pirbright & neighbouring communities to get together and have fun. As well as a great day out, it is an opportunity for everyone to find out more about what’s on locally, and for clubs, societies & organisations to raise awareness and raise funds. There will be easy parking, a detailed programme for the day and widespread promotional activity in the run up to the event to raise awareness and encourage participation.
What about the ducks?
The idea of the ducks is to create a focus for the day and to attract attention & interest leading up to it. Everyone is invited to decorate one and templates will be available for those who want them. Your duck can be as simple or as elaborate as you like - for duck decorating ideas go to https://www.pinterest.co.uk/bfi1961/lyme-regis-duck-competition.
But don’t be limited by the template if you would like to come up with your own way of making one. You can use your duck in the weeks running up to the Village Fair to advertise your business, to promote your organisation or just to give everyone a smile – we would like to see Pirbright alive with decorated ducks! Then bring them down to the Green on Fair Day to create Surrey’s biggest & brightest (and possibly first) Grand Duck Parade.
Put 16th June in your diary now & look out for more information about the Pirbright Village Fair in PeriNews, on the Parish & Church websites & local news media.
To find out how you can be involved, whether by decorating a duck, advertising in the programme, taking a stall or just coming on the day, see below.
Pirbright Village Fair is organised by
Pirbright Parish Council & St. Michael & All Angels Church
To book a stall contact Barbara Douglas, 01483 237628
Other queries contact Pirbright Parish Council, 01483 476432