Holbeach Town and Country Fayre welcoming more exhibitors

Peter and Robert Whitmore at the 2016 fayre with their 1922 steam road roller. SG180616-144TW
Peter and Robert Whitmore at the 2016 fayre with their 1922 steam road roller. SG180616-144TW
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Organisers of the popular Holbeach Town and Country Fayre are lining up attractions for two days of fun on King’s Field in June.

There have been big changes on the fayre committee, with people leaving due to other commitments, but officials are squashing rumours that the event is off and are actively seeking participants for this year’s show.

New chairman Jim Read said: “There are one or two rumours floating about and I have had five or six people phone me up to see if we are still going ahead. We are definitely not packing up.”

This is Jim’s 20th year with the fayre, which has a focus on steam power, classic and vintage vehicles, and arena attractions such as the World Cabbage Hurling Championships.

Jim says it’s too early to give a full list of attractions because there’s a lot of organising to do between now and the fayre weekend of June 17-18.

He hopes there will be a flypast by aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and many more crowd pleasers. Among attractions booked so far are visits by some giant tortoises and the Exotic Pet Refuge as well as Saturday night entertainment by Retrospect.

If you would like more information or to attend the fayre with an exhibit, please call Jim on 01406 424769 or email holbeachtcf@gmail.com

The fayre has raised thousands of pounds for good causes over the years and in January 2016 some £1,400 was shared out between Young Farmers, Holbeach in Bloom, Holbeach Hospital, Air Cadets and LIVES.

Fayre secretary Annabel Newall said the committee is grateful to its hardworking, previous committee members “for their commitment to us throughout the years”, including former chairman Andrew French.