Staple Country

Fayre 2017

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



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. (


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

Terrier Racing!


The Cinque Ports Scooter Club and Thanet Scooter Club are combining forces to bring you a brilliant selection of classic scooters.

Back by popular demand:

Leigh Holmes' Birds of Prey


Thanet Classics.

This ever-popular classic car club will be back - displaying their classic vehicles, and providing us with some arena entertainment.


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.

Display Of Military Vehicles.

What better sight to meet Fayre-goers (and prevent rogue parking!) - than a row of fascinating old military vehicles!


Instead of being squeezed in between the vintage tractors and the craft stalls, this year the Military Vehicles have their own premium spot: On the borders of the Fayre's entrance road.


It's pointless shopping around once you'e already found the best!

So once again the collection of Military vehicles is Courtesy of Rex Cadman and Georgie Martin.


It's no use saying 'look out for them' - as you can't miss them - especially as one is a tank!