Sweetcorn Fayre this weekend!

12 Sep 2011

Category: events

When?  Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September - 10am to 5pm daily

Where? Arreton Old Village.  Costs?  £2.50 per person, under 11s go free - proceeds to Earl Mountbatten Hospice

Whats On?

The fifth Isle of Wight Sweetcorn Fayre takes place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September at Arreton Old Village.  There's heaps of things to do for all the family, from the famous sweetcorn speed eating competition (can you beat 19.6 seconds?) to making the world's largest sweetcorn fritter.  You can meet Bob the Cob, see a sweetcorn juggler, pop your own popcorn, watch the terrier racing and the steam-driven flour mill, meet the Fire Brigade, have a go at welly wanging and nail it, search for the scarecrows and the Niblet family, browse the arts, crafts and food traders, tap your feet to entertainers Me & My Sister, Dave B and Patsy Caberet, jig along with the Island Cloggies and African Dance, take a tractor ride or swing on a swingboat, and there's a bouncy castle and trampolines if you've got any energy left!  Oh, and the amazing Maize Maze will be open too - only 50p or a donation to the Hospice - and the Shipwreck Museum is opening its doors for free.

Isle of Wight Radio's Paul Topping and Glyn Taylor will be broadcasting live from the Fayre each day from 11am to 2pm - see their website for a great competition!

Food and Drink

There's lots of great food, from our own sweetcorn barbecue and sweetcorn chowder, and Dairyman's Daughter supremo Lee will be cooking up Farmer Jack's homemade sausages and burgers.  There's sweetcorn chutney, homemade fudge, homemade cakes and lots more.  For the adults the Dairyman's Daughter beer festival has over 35 real ales and ciders, including Island and mainland brewers.  If you fancy getting started early, the beer festival starts on 17th September and finishes on the 25th. 

Entry

Don't worry if it rains, we've got a big marquee and there's lots of undercover activities.  Entry is only £2.50 per person, and children aged under 11 go free.  All profits go to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.  If you've got a Farmer Jack's Ice card (most regular customers do now - just ask in the shop) you can get to the shop for free.  

There's heaps of free parking, including an overspill car park, and the number 8 bus stops just outside.

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