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.