Thurlow Fayre hoping to attract thousands

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A diverse countryside fayre near Haverhill is ready to welcome hundreds of families this weekend.

The Thurlow Fayre will be taking place on the village’s sports ground on Sunday from midday to 4pm.

With its traditional rural atmosphere, stalls and activites, the village fayre normally attracts around 2,000 visitors.

In the main ring there will be sheep racing taking place, with a chance for children to get in on the action.

Gemma’s Farm will be returning following a successful visit last year. The group provides an opportunity for children to get up close to a number of small animals, and the popular reptile tent will also be returning.

Other benefits for smaller visitors include the recently installed play equipment, mini quad bike racing, a bungee trampoline and pony rides. There will also be a messy play area for younger children.

Live music will be provided by the award-winning Hadstock Silver Band, as well as singing from Thurlow School choir.

The Craft Fair has been expanded and will include handmade cards, pictures, gift boxes, jewellery and ceramics, as well as local small businesses selling spirits and plants.

Once again the Dog Show will be open to all. This year 17 classes will be held, with rosettes for first to sixth places. See the website below for further details.

Other attractions will include Classic Cars, a Produce and Craft Show, a cash draw with a £100 first prize, a local history tent and Tug-O-War.

In addition to the WI tea tent, this year will also see a hog roast among other tempting food stalls.

Admission prices for the popular fayre will remain at £2 for adults and 50p for children, with free parking available on the village hall meadow.

The car boot sale is also taking place again this year, priced at £10 per car. Participants are advised to come early, with the gate open fropm 8am.

More details can be found at www.thurlowfayre.com.