Staple Country Fayre 2023
Staple Recreation Ground - Mill Lane CT3 1LB
STAPLE COUNTRY FAYRE 2023 IN ASSOCIATION WITH AUSTIN CONTRACT SERVICES
As with all recent Staple Country Fayres, the intention for our next Fayre is for it to be as fresh and exciting as possible. So the 2023 Fayre will be a great mixture of old and new attractions! If it's popular - it's been left in. And if it's new and exciting - it's being tried.
This ever-popular classic car club will be back - displaying their classic vehicles, and providing us with some arena entertainment.
East Kent Classic Motorcycle Club will once again be providing visitors with a fascinating collection of motorcycles.
LIVE MUSIC: THE SOUTHERN CRUISERS
At the last five fayres we have kicked off the event with live music; and it's worked brilliantly. In 2016 we had Hotsy Totsy, in 2017 we had Bamboozle, and in 2018/19/22 we had The Southern Cruisers.
From the feedback we've received, it was pretty obvious that you wanted The Southern Cruisers back again for the next Fayre. So we've listended - and have booked them.
This will be the first Staple Country Fayre not to include a Produce Show Tent. (This is because we couldn't locate the necessary volunteers to organise it).
But we've turned this into a positive! - This area, re-designated as 'The Craft Tent'; will be home to three exciting attractions: A location for Staple Wildlife Friendly Village's first ever appearance at the Fayre / a new home for 'The Corn Dolly Maker' / a location for Calligraphic Artist Julia Baxter.
STAPLE WILDLIFE FRIENDLY VILLAGE (SWFV):
This will be the SWFV's first involvelment with the Fayre. But we're very much hoping that it won't be their last. They are staging a Nature Trail competition for our younger visitors; and will also be running a craft-making stall in the large tent usually used for the Produce Show.
As the Country & Craft Fayre grew into such a huge and complex event - we simply could no longer stage it without the help of a hard-working, efficient Ground Crew. For many years this was the excellent Wingham Explorers. But sadly, they eventually had to bow out. So instead, we used the equally energetic, and equally hard-working team: The Broadstairs Vikings. - And they're back for 2023.
This year, the Broadstairs Vikings will have some much-needed help, in the form of a B-team Ground Crew; courtesy of local football team FC Concept.
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.
Having made such an effort to keep everything as professional as possible - we thought we'd apply the same principle to our Fayre's Face painitng. So for the last few fayres, we've used the services of a professional Face Painter. And we'll be doing the same for the 2023 Fayre. This time around it'll be Shelby James.
Along with Candy Floss, Ice Creams and Magic Shows; Face Painting is an essential part of making the event appealing to children.
Always very popular with our younger visitors - Traditional Fairground Rides will once again be making an appearance: Safe / Good Fun - and like all the Fayre's attractions, very reasonably priced!
Display Of Military Vehicles.
What better sight to meet Fayre-goers (and prevent rogue parking!) - than a row of fascinating old military vehicles!
In recent years, instead of being squeezed in between the vintage tractors and the craft stalls, the Military Vehicles have had their own premium spot: On the borders of the Fayre's entrance road. This location proved very popular - so we're doing it again for the the 2023 Fayre.
It's pointless shopping around once you'e already found the best!
So once again the collection of Military vehicles is Courtesy of Georgie Martin.
It's no use saying 'look out for them' - as you can't miss them - especially as one is a tank!