Dalwood Country Fair - Saturday 17th August 2018

Dalwood’s 673rd Country Fair 2018

The sun shone, and the rain stayed away for the 869 adult visitors who came through the gates, with their children and families, to enjoy a wonderful afternoon.

Our mystery TV celebrities Chris Frediani and Julian Perryman, from a popular DIY, TV show began the proceedings by judging the annual Fancy Dress competition, on the Jubille Field. We had some 15 individual children entered from 2 to 11 years old. The Drew family traditionally entered as a group by the name of ‘The Drews’. They were from 6- 11 years old and this year we had 3 adult entrants who are eternally young!

The Theme for the Fancy Dress was ‘What would you like to be when you grow up …’

We had a speed boat driver, olympic medallists, a gymnast ,a cricketer, a swimmer, a police officer, a zoo keeper, air crew, a cowgirl, a pirate and more…

After serious consideration the judges awarded 1st prize to Robert aged 3 who wants to be a Policeman one day, 2nd to George, who wants to be a Speed boat driver and 3rd to Irilia aged 2 who one day wants to be a Pirate ….

The Junior Cup was reclaimed by ‘The Drews’ as a group of scientists, cricketers, gymnasts and more…The adult cup was won by Air Crew recruit Caroline Nunns.

Well done all, they looked splendid in their costumes. Thanks to all who entered and those who made the costumes and outfits. Much hard work was evident in how well everyone looked.

At 2.00pm they all paraded in their finery, into the main Fair Field to meet Chris and Julian again, who then officially open Dalwood Country Fair 2018.

The winning stall holder this year was Tigger Howarth’s ‘Memorabilia’ stall. It attracted a lot of interest and was a worthy winner. Congratulations Tigger

There were many activities to take part in on the Field: Milk a Cow, Sack races, the Fun Dog Show as popular as ever, Hobby Horse Races, Archery, Ferret Racing, Hoopla, Coombefield’s Dog Agility Event, Cake stall, Book stall, Face painting ……. and much much more. Not to be forgotten the Honiton Brass Band and side shows. The many Craft Stalls offered a wide variety of things to tempt you to buy that little extra.

There was plenty of food on the Main Field including hotdogs, pulled pork, burgers, teas and coffees….and of course a Bar. Thanks to Tracey and the Tuckers Arms for all their help with the Bar. On the Jubilee Field, Pavilion Teas, lite bites, cakes, cream teas were served until well past 6.00pm

This year for the first time we had a ‘Get together’ on the 19th August, the day after the Fair to get as many ideas and as much feedback as we could gather, to help us plan 2019. Thank you to all who came along and or sent in their comments via email or phone. They are much appreciated

The Fair is self-funding. All funds raised are distributed between 2 named charities. This year they are ARC Counselling Services and Axminster Care Services. Eight Dalwood charities, clubs and organisations are the other beneficiaries.

The funds will be distributed, and cheques presented at the

AGM on 21st October 7.30pm, The Tuckers Arms Dalwood.

All very Welcome.

Thank you goes to all who supported the Fair this year and the tireless efforts of the stall holders, organisers, ‘lifters and shifters ‘who worked so hard before, on and after Fair Day. Thank you all.

Thank you again, to our celebrities, Chris and Julian for opening Dalwood Country Fair 2018

A good day was had by all

Dalwood 2017/18 Fair Committee

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