Hundreds enjoy Chardstock Street Fayre

Chardstock Street Fayre 2018. Picture: Andrew Coley

Chardstock Street Fayre 2018. Picture: Andrew Coley - Credit: Archant

Popular annual event raises more than £3,000 for worthy causes

Chardstock Street Fayre 2018. Picture: Andrew Coley

Chardstock Street Fayre 2018. Picture: Andrew Coley - Credit: Archant

The 19th Chardstock Street Fayre has been hailed a huge success – raising more than £3,000.

Main beneficiaries this year were Dementia UK, Axminster Memory Café, Flamingo Pool and other local good causes.

Chardstock Street Fayre 2018. Picture: Andrew Coley

Chardstock Street Fayre 2018. Picture: Andrew Coley - Credit: Archant

Visitors enjoyed a wide range of activities including the fun dog show, more than 50 stalls, bouncy castle and Punch and Judy. There were classic and competition cars, vintage tractors, Garwynn’s Reptiles and Bugs, bellringing and paper plane competitions in St Andrew’s Church.

The Chard Evolution Majorettes, Axminster Gymnastics Club, Chardstock’s own Morris troupe -The Chancers and Prancers – gave performances along with Western Promise Belly Dancers.

The Dementia Friendly Axminster stand. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Dementia Friendly Axminster stand. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant


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For the hungry there was a hog roast barbecue, cream teas and more.

Live music was provided by Dead Man’s Uke, Muzax, The Jurassix, Timeline, All Saints Off Beats, Steel the Show, The League of Ukelele Gentlemen, Hot Sausage, Miggi and Plain Sailing. Livewired rounded off the day with a brilliant set.

Jenny Green and Kathryn Harding and on the Chardstock Gardening Club Stall. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Jenny Green and Kathryn Harding and on the Chardstock Gardening Club Stall. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

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Organisers thanked all who sponsored the event.

Sarah Williamson and Ady Goff – two of the stalwarts and founding members in 1999 of the Chardstock

Sarah Williamson and Ady Goff – two of the stalwarts and founding members in 1999 of the Chardstock Street Fayre team. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Dead Man's Uke perform. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Dead Man's Uke perform. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

The Muzax on stage at Chardstock. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Muzax on stage at Chardstock. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

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