Frogham Fair had to be cancelled in 2020 and 2021, due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we are back, after an excellent day in late June 2022, when we had a huge attendance.
A traditional Village Fair, with a large arena for displays, our ever-popular Terrier Racing, and a fun Dog Show, this is a highlight of village life, and the major annual fund-raiser for the Hall. There are lots of side-shows, music and entertainment for all the family, with a bar and tea tent. The festivities end with the wheelbarrow race up the one-in-four climb of Blissford Hill.
Takes place from 12:30pm to 4:30pm and Blissford Hill wheelbarrow racing starts at 4:30pm.
After a two-year break Frogham Fair ran again on its’ new date in June. The committee, supported by the brilliant team of volunteers, worked hard to bring the plans together and overall it was a huge success with a record surplus of nearly £14k. The Fair is run by the community to raise vital funds for running Hyde Village Hall and other local charities and good causes. The beneficiaries are shown below and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and they are grateful for the donations. We think all volunteers, stand organisers and donors of books, bottles and cakes should congratulate themselves for this superb result and the impact it has on these charities. It's a community-wide team effort that brings together people from across the villages. Young and old, long-term residents and newcomers all are welcomed as the Fair is reliant on everyone's involvement and contribution.
Next year the Fair will be held on 24 June and planning is underway – please mark your diaries now! The core team changes every year as people leave and others join. For 2023 we are looking for two new team members, one to help recruit volunteers and another to help attract and organise the external stallholders. If you would like to join the team please contact either Fizz Thompson on 07711 409643, Kevin Edwards on 0744 851386 or John French on 07870 792428. Alternatively, you can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Facebook page.
Frogham Fair 2022 is delighted to have donated to the following charities and good causes:
Ringwood, Fordingbridge and Verwood Foodbank Salisbury Hospice
Salisbury Hospital S Central Ambulance Trust
Hyde Pre-School Hyde School (HSFA)
Riding for the Disabled Dementia UK
Friends of Fordingbridge Surgery Moyles Court Wildlife Rescue
Lantern Community H&IoW Air Ambulance
Fire Fighters Charity Hyde Link Lunches
H&IoW Wildlife Trust (Blashford) Avons Mens Shed
Hyde Cricket Club Hyde Church
Hyde War Memorial/Village Hall Fordingbridge Rugby Club
Hyde Band Fordingbridge Turks
Stuckton Adventure Centre (Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme)
Frogham Fair, 2022 Thank You!!
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 16 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. Full details of the 2023 Show, on Sat 2nd September will be available nearer the time, but click here for examples of the 2022 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 9th year in 2020.
Sloe Gin 2020 (sloes picked in 2019) - Peter Wilmer
Vintage Sloe Gin - Maurice & Liz Butler
Fruit Liqueur - John & Jayne French