Family fun at Pulborough Harvest Fair

Last year's fair opening: Bob the town cryer, Chairman Malcolm Grey and Pat Arculus Chairmen of WSCC
Last year's fair opening: Bob the town cryer, Chairman Malcolm Grey and Pat Arculus Chairmen of WSCC

The Pulborough Harvest Fair promises to be a real treat for all the family with farming, food and fun.

Set to take place on September 24 from 11am., entry to the fair is free and there will be lots of things to see, taste and do too.

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Once again, this year’s principal sponsor is Domino’s Pizza, which will be there on the day with their fire eater, dough making and pizza slices.

This year in the LMC Autos Arena, there will be dog agility, magic and music, so bring along a blanket and pitch-up for the afternoon to enjoy the show.

Pat Arculus, Cllr for Pulborough will officially open the fair in the arena just before 1pm and town cryer Bob Smytherman will be sure to be making lots of noise again this year.

The food and drink area, sponsored by solicitors Mayo Wynne Baxter, includes beer tents with local beers from Hammerpot and Hepworths, a Pimms Pod, a shepherd’s hut serving delicious Sussex lamb, hog roasts, spuds, pies, pizza, cakes, Indian food, coffee and lots more.

The fair takes place in the field opposite the Chequers Hotel and the adjacent Parish church. Visitors can ride the traditional Harris Brothers Fun Fair. Support from Harwoods and Pulborough Medical Group means there will be plenty of free entertainment all over the fairground throughout the day.

For children there is the fantastic Comyn and James scarecrow competition, and the Comyn and James flying bears are set to showcase a new look this year.

As a new addition to this year’s fair there will be a bake off with a cake held in the church. A big cake, or small cakes, in any celebration style can be brought along to the Church on the day before 1.30pm to be entered. The competition is open to all and will be judged by Chef Jason Taylor-Bowers. Storrington’s Cakes For All Reason’s will provide a baking kit for the winner. There will also be organ music, hand bell ringers and afternoon teas in the church.

Dogs are welcome and those planning on visiting the Harvest Fair with their pooch can enter Arun Vets fun doggie show for £1 each. There will be prizes and rosettes for winners of each fun class.

Prior to the event free brochures will be widely available with all the fair details and, on the day and before, tickets will be available for the Harvest Fair Raffle with amazing prizes including hampers and experiences, from driving days to a peak behind the scenes at Arun vets.

Free event parking is signed to local car parks and for those with walking difficulties there is a free shuttle-bus from the Lower Street Car park in Old Pulborough village.

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