Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Longcot Village Fair, planning is now in full swing for this year’s event, which will be opened by Sky TV presenter, journalist and novelist, Kay Burley.
The afternoon will be packed with entertainment and activities for all the family including the first Longcot Village Games.
Following the opening ceremony, Kay, who recently published her second novel, ‘Betrayal’, will act as official starter for the first of 22 races which will get underway in the main arena at 1pm. The traditional races and games such as Egg and Spoon, Three-Legged, Sack and Running races, will be open to adults and children (from four years) and will culminate in an all-age children’s relay.
A traditional Funfair will include Dodgems and other rides plus a Bouncy Castle and there’s plenty to do if you’re a dog owner too. A Fun Dog Show, organised by The Dog Studio, starts at 12.30pm and will hold over 15 classes including Waggiest Tail and Prettiest Bitch.
Inside a giant marquee, visitors will find ‘indoor games’, a cafe serving tea, an Art and Sculpture Showcase by local artists and a wide range of stalls selling home-made cakes and other local produce, plants, jewellery, skincare and toys.
Outside, a range of food and drinks will be on offer including a traditional Hog Roast, Barbeque and a Bar. There will also be a Vintage & Heritage Car Display and musical entertainment provided by Faringdon’s acoustic duo, ‘The Melancholy Clones’.
Tickets can be purchased on the day: Adults £2, School Age Children £1. Free car parking will be sign-posted from Mallins Lane (SN7 7TE).
The Longcot Village Fair is in aid of the ‘St Mary’s Church Open Door Project’ which aims to raise funds to build a kitchen and toilet facilities to enable wider community use of the church.
For further information visit Longcot Village Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LongcotVillage)