Do come along and enjoy the wonderful Rottingdean Village Fair. Free entry for children under 12 and there’s entertainment throughout the day in the display area and on the Kipling Gardens stage. There will be a great range of stalls with crafts, games and activities plus a traditional funfair and a range of different food and drink. All day car parking is available in Hilders Field which is just past the Green on the left going north.
The theme this year is ‘Typically Tropical’ so if you can, wear something colourful. Oh yes and there’s a free lucky programme draw with some great prizes.
The theme for this year’s Rottingdean Village Fair on Saturday August 1st is ‘HATS’, so why not ‘put your thinking cap on’, ‘get ahead of the rest’ and come along to a quintessentially English day out on the Village Green and in Kipling Gardens.
The entry programme is 50p, with Primary-aged children free, and this includes entertainment throughout the day ranging from Maypole Dancing and the Salvation Army Band through to rock / pop, Ukuleles and Punch and Judy.
There will be over 50 stalls and activities with a mix of commercial groups and local charities and organisations, including food, crafts, games, vintage goods and traditional fair rides.
All profits made on the day are shared between a range of local charities and village organisations, so why not come along, amble around and then sit by the pond with a drink and a burger.
The fair starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm.
Graham Sheppard, Fair Organiser
Spring is here, summer beckons and before we know it will be August 1st and the 2015 Rottingdean Village Fair.
The procession this year will not take place, but rather we will go straight into the opening with a fantastic range of stalls, activities and entertainment.
This year the theme is ‘Hats’ – any hat will do but the more eccentric the better. Our aim is for as many of us as possible to come adorned so put your thinking caps on and get ahead of the game!
If you would like to run a stall of any kind please do get in touch for a booking form. Additionally if you are frustrated that you haven’t made it to Britain’s Got Talent or the X Factor then let me know and we can arrange a slot for you in the display area (sound system provided).
If you are able to help on the day in any way with setting up or a short stint on the gates then I would be really grateful if you could get in touch (text 078345880977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org). Our next open planning meeting will be held on June 17th, 7pm in the Whiteway Centre.
The theme for the parade is ‘Rottingdean Through the Ages’ so why not come along and join in dressed as a Saxon, Viking, Smuggler, Farmer, Shepherd, Victorian, Edwardian, Vintage, 60s/70s/80s … in fact anything goes so please do join us outside the White Horse Hotel at 10am for a 10.30 start involving a gentle stroll up the High Street and on to the Village Green.
The fair will be opened this year by local resident and actor Tony Adams who played the role of Adam Chance in the ground-breaking ITV programme ‘Crossroads’.
Programmes at 50p will be on sale in the High Street, during the week before the fair, which includes details of the days events, articles about the history of Rottingdean, a prize quiz, lucky programme draw (first prize £100 with other prizes including tea at The Grand). Programmes give entry to the fair and can also be bought on the day , entry is free to under 16s.
There is entertainment throughout the day on the Green including Morris Men, the Salvation Army Band, a jazz group, Zumba dancing, children’s dance groups, a Choir and, of course, Punch and Judy plus many other additional performances.
Stalls and side shows include: the amazing Lion’s BBQ and bar (a pint and a burger next to the pond – perfect bliss), bric-a-brac, traditional fair rides with Swing boats, sheep from Beacon Hill, the Sussex Bee Association, a range of local artists and crafts, books, candy floss, the incredible Whiteway Sandwich, cake and tea stall, flowers, Vintage magazines, records and cds, ‘Win a Mini’, local information stalls, the classy Peticoat Lane clothing stall, ice-creams, Coconut Shy, Roll-a-10p, etc, etc.
Additionally there is an opportunity to see a Shetland Pony and a Ford Model T.
All profits from the day are given to a range of charities including Combat Stress, the Sussex Cancer Fund, the RNLI and specialist animal charities.
Do come along and amble around as it is always a really wonderful day for all ages and tastes. The location is close to major bus routes, plus there is a large car park on the left just after the fair driving north.
The theme of this year is “OUT OF THIS WORLD” so come dressed up in an out of this world costume. The day starts with a cavalcade from the seafront at 10:30am and opening the Fair is our distinguished guest – Ambrose Harcourt. There is a 50p admission and the owner of a lucky programme will win £100.
In the event of very wet weather as many activities and stalls as possible will be relocated into halls around the village. See the Village Fair twitter account for more details – @RottingdeanFair