Friday, August 10, 2012

Show and Fair - see you all on the 11 August

SHOW & FAIR – 11 AUGUST 2012

The best value summer’s afternoon in the country is coming this Saturday, August 11, when the Manaton Show and Fair kicks off at 13:30!
A fantastic afternoon of activities and events will see the following events:

• Children’s Races at 14.00
• Dartmoor Hill Pony Circus Display at 14.30
• Morris Dancing at 15.00
• Classic Cars at 15.30
• Inter Pub Tug of War at 16.00

The Dog Show will run in the next arena from 2pm– same classes as last year, except “most appealing eyes” will be replaced by “waggiest tail”

Of course, the Show part will be in the marquee from the start – given this year’s start to summer, world’s biggest rhubarb could be on. All the prizes, for everything, ought to take place between 4.00 and 4.30, whilst exhausted tug of war contenders refresh themselves for the finals.

Teas, courtesy of the W.I., will be at the Hall and there is a spectacular Exhibition in the Church, featuring the arts and crafts of Manaton and Manatonians, building on the recent Galsworthy Exhibition.

On and around the main field we will have the expected games, stalls and ice creams (get there early, because of the beating sun). Ferret racing is back due to popular demand so make sure you have your racing tickets and the Kestor will be at full stretch in the pavilion.