Goose fayre is taking a break

PUBLISHED: 14:27 03 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:53 15 June 2010

AS HAPPENED with the Glastonbury Festival in recent years, Colyford Goose Fayre is set to take a year's break this year.

AS HAPPENED with the Glastonbury Festival in recent years, Colyford Goose Fayre is set to take a year's break this year.The medieval event, which traditionally takes place in September, will not return until 2009, it has been announced.The Goose Fayre has been held at Springfield for many years and, overlooking the Axe estuary, it is recognised as wonderful location.The organising committee released a statement, which said: "At a meeting last week the committee agreed the improvement works in progress and planned by the owners Mr and Mrs Pountney at the Springfield, in Colyford, presented some uncertainties for the planning of the event this year. "Whilst the owners confirmed the field could still be used, the committee took the decision not to stage the Goose Fayre in order to avoid delays for the works and to assist in their early completion."The committee did consider alternative venues or a possible mini fayre at the Memorial Hall but decided the Springfield site could not be matched."A spokesman said: "Glastonbury Festival took a break so I think we can as well, the Fayre should be better than ever in 2009". The next Colyford Goose Fayre will be on Saturday, September 26, 2009.


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