Chardstock ready to host 10th fayre

PUBLISHED: 13:37 02 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:16 15 June 2010

THE tenth annual Chardstock Street Fayre takes place in the village on Saturday, September 6.

THE tenth annual Chardstock Street Fayre takes place in the village on Saturday, September 6.The fayre attracts over 2,000 visitors each year and, to date, has raised over £24,000 for local charities and good causes.This year the street fayre committee has made the new primary school its main beneficiary. The school is still being built and needs 10 per cent of the cost to be raised.Events include live music from home-grown band The Standing Stones, local acts Folk Freaks and Bo-Maria, well known artists Crawfish and Arthur Shaw, and recently signed band DreamCapture.The Mini Scrapheap Challenge returns - teams will have five hours to build a man/pedal powered go-kart, with a race around the arena. New to the street fayre is AD Tree Pirate - aka Captain Chainsaw -who will perform chainsaw juggling among other chainsaw -related demonstrations. He previously appeared on BBC2 Glastunbury Live.Other events include: Steele Force steel band, The Young Cerdics Youth Orchestra, birds of prey, welly wanging, tug-of-war, Chardstock Youth Club BMX display, Scottish dancing, pets corner, a dog show, alpacas, St Andrew's Primary School's Chinese dragon, street entertainment from CADS and the infamous Chardstock Morris Chancers and Prancers.The Fayre opens at 11 am and goes on late into the day. Admission is £2 for adults, with under 16s going free. Refreshments will include a barbeque and hog roast.

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