For 2017 we've decided to take a break from some of the regular attractions, in order to provide space for some exciting new ones. As always, our aim is to keep the event as fresh and exciting as possible. So the 2017 Fayre will be a great mixture of old and new attractions!
LIVE MUSIC: BAMBOOZLE
Last year we tried something new - kicking off the event with live music; and it worked! Our debut act was Hotsy Totsy, and this year we're continuing with the retro theme, by featuring BAMBOOZLE. (http://www.bamboozlehq.co.uk/)
Bamboozle are a professional 4-piece band, comprising Jim Knowler, Serena Sykes, Shaun o'Keeffe & Dave Kirk.
They specialise in 50's music and their repertoire includes Western Swing, Rockabilly and more.
This is a high- octane outfit - and their musical skill, energetic delivery and slick performances will certainly get the day off to a brilliant start!
New For 2017
The Cinque Ports Scooter Club and Thanet Scooter Club are combining forces to bring you a brilliant selection of classic scooters.
JUGGLE IT ALL
Magic Al and his crew are now a Staple Country Fayre permanent Fixture! Juggle-it-All provide a magic show in the afternoon - but their involvement goes much further: For the entire day, they mingle with the fayregoers, juggling, stilt-walking, performing their magic, and making / handing out balloon creations to the delighted little ones.
The Victory Wartime Band
Back when they were known as The Cinque Ports Brass Ensemble, this brilliant band played for us at a Street Party to Celebrate The Queen's Jubilee. They were an instant hit - and gave us the idea of installing them as the resident band for our Country Fayres! They provide the perfect atmosphere for a fun in the sun day out at Staple's Country Fayre.
As the Country & Craft Fayre has grown into such a huge and complex event - we simply could no longer stage it without the help of a hard-working, efficient Ground Crew. And having found the perfect crew (Wingham Explorers) - we're sticking with them!
Always very popular with our younger visitors - Trevor Williams' Traditional Fairground Rides will once again be making an appearance: Safe / Good Fun - and like all the Fayre's attractions, very reasonably priced!
There's nothing children like more than little animals! So they'll just love the Chookeis Farm Stall. Chickens, Rabbits and all sorts of little creatures to see. Sophie and her team will be on hand to answer all of their questions and to tell them all about the various creatures.