This year the annual Frogham Fair took place at the end of July. Frogham Fair is a traditional village fete providing a fun afternoon for all the family. Young and old alike will find plenty to keep them entertained! From 2020 the Fair will be held on the last Saturday in June.
There is a large arena where 2 shows are put on throughout the afternoon. In recent years Frogham Fair has played host to a variety of acts including stunt riders, sheepdog shows and the very popular 'Jive Pony' which involved a trio performing their gymnastic act on horseback. This year The Dog & Duck Show was the main arena event. There are a wide variety of stalls to look around - crafts, local produce, plants, books, raffles and tombolas to name just a few.
Children will love the traditional games like lucky dip, flipping frogs, plate smashing and treasure hunt. Punch and Judy shows, a coconut shy, the bouncy castle and trampolines will also prove popular with them. On display is a collection of vintage cars and motorbikes which are brought from far and wide by their owners.
Terrier racing is held throughout the afternoon. If you have a terrier and would like to enter the races just bring them along to the fair. There is also a Tote for those who would like to try their luck guessing the winners. The afternoon ends with the famous wheelbarrow race up Blissford Hill. There are separate men's, women's & veterans' races. If you'd like to enter, sign up on the day through Frogham Fair helpers.
Refreshments are available including a BBQ, tea and cake tent, bar with beer and cider, a Pimm's tent, ice cream stalls, and crêpes - something for everybody!
Takes place from 12:30pm to 4:30pm and Blissford Hill wheelbarrow racing starts at 4:30pm.
The Link Villages Produce Show takes place on the first Saturday in September
each year in the Hyde Memorial Hall.
There are classes for fruit, vegetables, flowers, pot plants, home produce, preserves, craft, flower arrangements and photography. There are additional classes for young people in three age brackets – up to school year 2, school years 3 to 6 and school years 7 to 11 – and also adult novice classes.
Entries are welcome from anyone in the local area, young or old, experienced or first timers. There are cash prizes for all classes and 17 different cups are awarded.
In the afternoon the hall is open to visitors to view the exhibits, enjoy tea and home made cakes, take part in the prize draw, vote for your favourite limerick and bid in the auction of produce at the end of the show after the prize giving. Click here for the list of classes, entry form and rules of the show.
For further details please contact Andrew Briggs on email@example.com
SLOE GIN COMPETITION
This annual event celebrated its 8th year in 2019.
Winners: Sloe Gin 2019 (sloes picked in 2018) - Dai & Loraine Morgan
Vintage Sloe Gin (sloes from any previous year) - Lyndsey Whitehead
Liqueur (any home made liqueur) - Lyndsey Whitehead with Raspberry Vodka
Label Competition - Jackie
The usual Local Photo competition featured this year and the winner was Jamie Moir