Country Fayre & Horticultural Autumn Show

Saturday 18th September 2021 11am – 5pm

  with Westerham Horticultural Society and Edenbridge & Westerham Rotary

Read Bill’s review of the day here and see the Flickr photo album here.

 Westerham Town Partnership and Westerham Horticultural Society will be celebrating all that is country crafts, activities and produce, alongside local vintage, retro and fashion stalls with A Country Fayre on The Green.

Westerham Horticultural Society will hold their Autumn Show on the Green with the very best of autumn harvest.  The competition is open to everyone, and details on how to enter can be found on the new Horticultural Society website 

Visit the stall of the Kent Wildlife Trust to collect the wildlife quiz questions (answers will be found on ten stalls around the Green) and learn about Forest Skills. Maybe you would like to learn a little about how to weave willow. Ever wondered what goes on inside a beehive? Wow the family with a visit to our Westerham bee-keepers who have an observation hive that you can see inside. And you can buy some delicious organic honey too.

Visit our coconut shy and old-fashioned fairground at the bottom of the Green – you’ll have the ride of your life on the vintage chair-o-plane, they don’t make them like that anymore! Have your seaside photo taken with ‘Aunt Sally’ – you’ll never be dressed on the beach like that again 😉  The Scouts will let you try your hand at games like hoopla, deck quoits and Tin-Pan Alley with prizes to be won. You’ll find the Sea Cadets tombola and you can test your skill at ‘Whip the Cloth’.  

Don’t forget it’s a laugh a minute with Punch and Judy at 1 o’clock and 3 o’clock – lots of family fun. Glyn Edwards has been performing with Mr Punch all  his life – for many years on Brighton seafront with the inevitable crocodile and sausages.

 At the top corner of the Green by the noticeboard, woodland characters are born. Don’t miss Alasdair Craig from Sussex Chainsaw who created our OWL, SQUIRREL and OTTER who will be back to demonstrate his skills. Watch him carve birds, fish and owls from a fallen tree using nothing but a chain-saw.

Here is the video from 2016 when Alasdair was adding the final touches to the otter that now lives by the bridge over the River Darent into King George’s Field.

 

Sadly, our friend John Burbage, the ‘forest bodger’, with his traditional pole lathe, was already booked elsewhere for our date  Maybe next year…

Music and Entertainment Line Up

Music for the day will be the usual eclectic mix: and a surprise or two! Our good buddy Ian Fox will kick off our music offering and we will also be welcoming old friend James Yoxall with new young talent from The Knole Academy and our special guest band The Alpacas.

11.15 – 12.00 Ian Fox covers

12.15 – 13.00 James Yoxall and new young talent from Knole Academy

13.00 – 13.25 Punch & Judy

13.30 – 14.15 Belly Dancers

14.15 – 14.55 James Yoxall and new young talent from Knole Academy

15.00 – 15.25 Punch & Judy

15.25 – 16.15 Ian Fox covers

16.00 – 17.00 Guest Band – The Alpacas

17.00 – 17.30 James Yoxall and new young talent from Knole Academy 

Food

Relax in comfort in our themed food tent provided by The Courtyard.  This year’s theme celebrates the launch of Agatha Christie’s first book a hundred years ago which introduced the famous characters Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.

Fast food is provided by Westerham Sea Cadets with their BBQ and more leisurely Tea and Cakes from Westerham Scouts –  plus of course all your favourite food outlets around the Green.

A chance to invite friends and family to come to Westerham- put the date in the diary – Sat 18th September from 11am

Thanks for all the team work

Thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors, including Westerham Town Council and the Westerham Society and the Edenbridge and Westerham Rotary.