The Island’s ultimate food, drink and fun fayre will again be held at Arreton Old Village on the 24th & 25th September. Come along to meet Bob the Cob and take a trip around the specially planted Farmer Jack’s Maize Maze.
Over the Sweetcorn Fayre weekend, entry to the maze will be discounted to 50p.
The village fete style Sweetcorn Fayre will be hosting a range of traditional activities and events to raise money for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice who will also have their own stalls on site.
The sweetcorn eating competition is sure to provide some good entertainment for all, definitely one not to miss. Another event to look out for is the cookery demonstrations and tutorials that will be running throughout the weekend giving you the chance to make and taste your very own products. There will also be a range of food exhibitors showcasing and selling the very best of what the Island has to offer.
Rural craft demonstrations, as well as a variety of a dozen craft stalls such as Adorn Jewellery, Debbie Dogs and Karen Fuller’s Handmade Accessories will be set up on site for you to indulge in a little retail therapy. Face painting, airbrush tattoos and a ‘Spot the Scarecrow’ competition will be available for the kids too.
The well-known real ale festival held at the Dairyman’s Daughter over the same weekend gives adults the chance to enjoy their weekend as much as the children. A range of 40 beers will be available including a specially brewed sweetcorn beer.
Live music and entertainment will be on offer all weekend with a wide range of acts and artists on the line up including Me & My Sister, Wight Hot Pipes, Dave B, Patsy Cabaret and Luke Lamont.
The fayre has an overall traditional village fete feel and to add to this, Arreton Old Village will play host to terrier racing, tractor rides, vintage fairground rides and a petanque terrain as well as new additions for 2011 such as our tiger bouncy castle and trampolines.
Arreton Old Village will be open from 10am – 5pm, with the Dairyman’s Daughter staying open later into the evening. Entry is £2.50 per person, with children under the age of 11 going free.
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