A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Entrance fee is £5 for adults and children under 16 are free. It is 23 years since the first Country Fair was held. All the helpers are volunteers, thank you to the many. Since then we have raised over £72,000 for local charities and good causes. We thank you for your support once again and hope you have a great day.
PLANNING YOUR DAY AT THE ST EWE COUNTRY FAIR
Refreshments are served all day
In the Village Hall Coffee, Cakes & Cream Teas
In the Food Tent Bacon sandwiches, Wraps, Rolls, Sandwiches, Pasties, Children’s meal deal, Home-made cakes, Teas, Coffee, Soft drinks, Cornish ice cream.
In the Bars Skinner’s ales, Cider, Lager, Wine, Prosecco & Pimmzz!
What’s on where and when?
Remember, this is a Traditional Cornish Show therefore times are ‘Dreckly’ and activities may vary as we have to work with children, animals and the weather! But, we hope this helps;
10.00 — 10.45 Bugle Silver Band
10.45 – 11.15 Flying Birds of Prey
11.15 – 11.30 Samba Kernow Band
11.30 – 12.15 Shire Horses
12.15 – 12.50 Bugle Silver Band
12.50 – 13.20 Sheepdogs
13.20 – 13.40 Carnkie Cloggers
13.40 – 14.10 Flying Birds of Prey
14.10 –14.25 Dog show winners parade
14.25 – 15.10 Shire Horses
15.10 – 15.45 Tug of War heats
15.45 – 16.15 Sheepdogs
16.15 – 16.30 Tug of war (final)
16.30 – Raffle Draw and Horticultural Show prize giving
11.00 – 13.45 Fun Dog Show – entries by 11.00
Entry forms available at ticket gate & dog show area.
10.30 – 11.15 Activity sessions
11.15 – 11.45 Punch & Judy Show
11.45 – 13.45 Activity sessions (Samba workshop 11.45-12.15)
13.45 – 14.15 Punch & Judy Show
14.15 – 15.00 Livestock auction
15.00 – 16.20 Activity sessions
Carnkie Cloggers 11.00 – 11.20 & 15.00 – 15.20
Demo Tent (next to Bar)
10.15 Bell Towers and Bell ringing, All Saints Church, St Ewe
11.30 & 14.15 Chef’s Demo (Steve Bowen of Steak of the Art, Bristol, Cardiff & Southampton)
Pop up workshop Samba Kernow 13.00
Horticultural Show, Craft & exhibitor stalls and marquee, livestock, fowl, horses & birds of prey to meet, children’s games, traditional fairground rides, climbing wall, Gorran Gig, felt making, vintage vehicles and stationary engines, etc.
Getting to the Show and Parking
The show will be signed from the main St. Austell to Gorran Road. We are operating a voluntary one way system please use the turning to St Ewe near the straw man!
If you do not know the area be aware your Sat Nav is likely to send you in silly directions down narrow lanes.
Please use the signed parking and do not park on the main road into the village as this causes congestion for others.
Travelling from the Truro directionavoid coming through Polmassick and St Ewe. Use the main road to St Austell or the road just after Grampound with Creed. On the St Austell to Gorran road, pass Heligan Gardens on your left. Turn right just after the Straw man towards St Ewe. Turn left at the parking sign. Do not go to the village hall unless you are an exhibitor or require disabled parking. Turn rightinto the parking field where you will be directed to park by the Scouts.
The ticket entrance is at the end of this field. If you are walking from St Ewe you can enter via the main hall gate.
Exit from the parking fieldis through the gate where you came in. Please turn right onto the lane. Turn left at the T junction for St Austell and Truro, right for Gorran.
Please avoid driving through the village and past the hall. We are trying to minimize traffic through St Ewe.
There is limited disabled parkingat the village hall (blue badge holders, mobility vehicles and such). Continue carefully to the village hall where there will be marshalls who can help either to park you or allow you to drop off and return to the main parking.
This is a country show, please wear sensible shoes and tread carefully. Parking and much of the show is on fields. Dogs are welcome but on short leads at all times please.
Post Code: PL26 6EY GPS: 50.2820N 4.8408W
Please check Facebook for latest news before leaving in case we have to make any last minute changes.
Cooking demonstrations will be held during the day by Steve Bowen, founder and owner of The Steak of the Art restaurants in Bristol, Cardiff and Southampton. Steve has close links with St Ewe and spends a lot of his free time in the village. Check out their website www.steakoftheart.co.uk and take a look at their fantastic menus and see their truly funky decorated interiors.
The children’s Arts and Crafts Marquee will be busy again this year making beautiful flower garlands, fingerprint farmyard creatures and getting creative! All ages welcome. Also in this marquee will be the popular Punch and Judy show and our fantastic Sheep Auction where the children can guess the price of the different breeds of sheep in a real auction setting. Parents are not to panic though as the winners will receive a relevant chocolatey prize rather than the live sheep! The children’s art competition entries will also be displayed in this marquee. All other competition entries (children and adults) will be in the Horticultural marquee.
Our fair is getting really close now and we hope you will all make a big effort to spend the day with us. There are lots of different activities and arena events which will easily keep you occupied.
Why not arrive early for a Bacon sandwich breakfast (from 10.00am), have delicious Fair Trade coffee and cake mid-morning and enjoy lunch with hot drinks, soft drinks, a pint of Real ale or Pimms or maybe a glass of Prosecco?
Most of our food is locally produced with pasties from Redruth, Roddas clotted cream, Kelly’s ice cream and all cakes are home cooked by folks of the Parish.
We have a new sandwich and wrap menu with many made specially to order on the day and a children’s meal deal.
Arena events include: Flying Birds of Prey, Clog Dancers, Kernow Samba Band, Bugle Silver Band, Working Sheepdogs, Heavy Horses, Vintage Vehicle parade and if we have time of course the legendary Tug of War – surely some of you can put together a team to beat the Crown Inn brigade!
Elsewhere in the show you’ll find: The Horticultural Marquee and competitions (entry forms are available on this site under the Country Fair heading on the main page and then under the subheading in the dropdown menu under Competitions); lots of traders selling quality local goods and crafts; “Steak of the Art” Chef demos; Woodturning, Archery; Felt making; Handbell ringing and Samba workshops. There is a Children’s Marquee with activities throughout the day including Mr Punch and a Sheep Auction. We have vintage tractors, vehicles and stationary engines to admire and rare breed fowl to learn about. Gorran Gig Club will have their marvellous craft on display and a challenge for you. There is even a rumour of some pop-up music – keep your fingers crossed.
Fancy other challenges? We have a number of exciting traditional games (is bra-pong traditional?), can you hit a coconut or beat Danny our Champion Goalie? Have a go on Rowlands traditional fairground rides or try the climbing wall if you dare.
We’ve got some really great raffle prizes so don’t forget to buy your tickets when you arrive or from our team of ‘Rafflers’ on the field.
We’ll publish a full Schedule, detailed directions and practical info in the week before the show so that you can plan your day. Remember the two reasons we run the show – a great, good value day out for locals and visitors and to give all proceeds to local good causes and charities.
Here’s the latest update from the show committee.
We hope you are going to enter one of our regular competitions.
Schedules are available for the Horticultural Show via Facebook, the St Ewe Parish website (downloadable under the Competition heading on the St-ewe-parish.co,uk webpage), or from committee members. There are classes to suit everyone. You need to put in an entry form so that we can get your exhibitors cards ready but you can pay Sandi and Richard the entry fee when you bring your exhibit.
The children’s art competition subject this year is “anything to do with farming”. It’s open to children of all the local parishes of primary school age and your entries will be displayed in the Children’s Marquee. Please note that children that attend Gorran School will be doing their paintings within school so will automatically be entered. All other entries can also be dropped off at Lobb’s Farm Shop. Put your name, age and contact details on the back. Please see more detailed information on the Children’s Painting Competition on the dropdown menu under “Competitions”.
The Crown Inn Tug of War team has dominated the competition for the last few years. Surely they can be defeated? Teams of 8 where are you? No formal entry – just come on the day and let us know.
Bookings are coming in for trade stalls both in the marquee and outside. There’s still room and time for more, so email with your details if you have not already done so and Emma will send you an application pack.
All the favourite exhibitors and arena events are booked with new ones in the pipeline. Fancy a go on a climbing wall, trying your hand at archery, playing the hand bells – just a taste of things planned. Keep an eye on Facebook nearer the event.
We’re always keen to host new exhibitors and would be especially interested in rural crafts, vintage farm machinery and classic vehicles. We know it’s the Stithians Steam Fair as well but is anyone able to exhibit some steam power?! Drop us an email or ring John on 01726 843947.
As well as the ever popular ‘bacon butties’, yummy home bakes and ‘proper job’ tea and coffee available from early on, our catering team are planning new lunch and snack ideas. Of course real local ales and Pimzzz will be in abundance.
See you on the 19th!
Contact us on: Countryfair@st-ewe-parish.co.uk
Follow us on: Facebook (St Ewe Country Fair)
2018 Schedule is now downloadable under the Competitions heading.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
Sunday 19th August 2018 – St Ewe Country Fair
10.00am – 5.00pm at St Ewe Village Hall and Field.
Planning is now beginning for this year’s fair and we thought everyone might like to know a few early details regarding contact and information.
Once again money raised will be donated to local charities and good causes as this has proved a very positive initiative over the last few years. It’s also good to support groups who in turn get involved with the fair. If you know of any organisations that would benefit please let us know.
We intend that many of the regular contributors to our traditional event will once again be involved, however, if you have a good idea please share it with us.
We will publish updates on both Facebook and the St Ewe Parish website but if you wish to contact us direct please use our dedicated email address below or call John Dickinson on 01726 843947.
We have a ‘craft’ marquee and outside trade space. If you wish to have a stall at the event, please email your contact details and a brief description of your product and our co-ordinator Emma will get back to you with more details. Standard stalls cost £20, there may be a higher charge in some cases. If you represent a charity or can contribute an activity we usually waive charges so please enquire. Likewise, as the fair is a fundraiser we do not allow other raffles, draws etc.
It will be possible to enter the fun dog show, horticultural classes and other competitions online as well as at the event. Forms will be available nearer the time.
For those keen gardeners who are ordering their seeds early, classes will be the same as last year and the new schedule should be out in June! Photographers might like to know that this years classes are as follows – so get snapping early:
- Single Blooms
- Sporting Scene
- Black & White
- Whatever the Weather
- Coastal Scene
- A Cornish Character (and we know there are plenty of those around)
The children’s photographic theme is a ‘Selfie’ – that could be fun!
We look forward to seeing you in August – more news soon.
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