Stockland Fair aims to offer family fun

PUBLISHED: 17:00 22 May 2017

Organisers are hoping for a good crowd at Stockland Fair.

Organisers are hoping for a good crowd at Stockland Fair.

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All the fun of the fair this Spring Bank Holiday Monday

The ancient village of Stockland is the setting for this glorious one-day traditional family oriented English fair originally granted by King Henry III to the Manor of Stockland in 1252.

Stockland Fair regularly attracts more than 2,000 visitors and is an afternoon of family fun featuring traditional games and entertainments, rural crafts and displays, food, stalls,bar and music.

Stockland is in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is approximately six miles equidistant from the towns of Axminster, Chard and Honiton.

The fair itself is held in the grounds of Stockland Victory Hall, with grass field parking provided close by with the generous help of local landowners.

This year there are the usual array of wonderful craft, plant and foodie stalls and marvellous entertainment with Dan’s juggling act and close up magic, Rattlebox theatre and the Pasty Pirate show.

It will also feature a falconry display, the big Noise Street Band, Honiton Band,not to mention the steam train rides, bouncy castle and jungle run!

Then of course there is the Stockland Eggathon, which is the start attraction.

A spokesman said: “It is eagerly awaited every year, and yes it is real eggs they are throwing.

“Once seen, never forgotten and a side-splitting entertainment. The record stands at 93 feet for a clean catch with the egg unbroken. Amazing!”

Stockland Fair takes place on Monday, May 29, at 1.30pm, at Stockland Victory Hall, Stockland, Devon EX14 9EF.

Entrance costs £2.50, with under-14s getting in for free

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