Town's Market Charter Day event is set to be biggest, say organisers

Battle re-enactments

Charter Day crowds can look forward to battle re-enactments like this - Credit: Historical Promotions

Organisers have confirmed that this year’s Honiton Market Charter Day is likely to be the biggest yet.

Final plans are being made to welcome everyone to events held across the town on Saturday July 31st.

If history is your thing, then head down to Allhallows, where the Medieval to Tudor theme will be in evidence, with a dress a knight display, a skill at arms demonstration, a themed fashion show and a falconry display.

A highlight of the day promises to be the battle re-enactment at 2 p.m., also at Allhallows, where visitors can also visit a Medieval encampment throughout the day, with craft and cooking displays.
And as if to prove it is going to be a “magic” day out for all family, the popular entertainer George The Magician will be appearing at the Mackarness Hall, with shows at 10.15 a.m. and 2.30pm.

There will be popup events all over town, with the folk singer Hannah Loibl appearing in Northcote Lane and a Ukelele Band in New Street, where the ever-popular Punch and Judy will also be performing. There will be a full programme of music outside St. Paul’s Church, and a Ceilidh Dance Band at Allhallows.

Charter Day is a day for the community to come together, and a large number of groups are organising activities, running stalls or helping with the many tasks needed to run a huge event like this. For instance, the Congregational Church are running a range of activities, including an art exhibition and children’s crafts. There will also be tours of the building during the day.
Enjoy the themed displays in local shop windows, and view the collection of 100 classic cars and tractors, first at Allhallows and then as they parade through the High Street. And don’t forget to visit the car boot sale at the cattle market.
And if visitors still haven’t worked off all their energy, organisers promise Zorb balls, a bouncy castle, a skittle alley, alpaca trekking and vintage fair rides.
The organisers hope that Charter Day 2021 will be a chance for everyone to enjoy a fun day out, run by the community for the community.

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