NEWS FOR 2020 Harvey Morris, Chairman of the Fair Committee, writes, “It is with great regret that the Fair Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Fair. This a decision we have not taken lightly but, in the light of the current circumstances and all other “big” gatherings being cancelled, we feel it is the right decision. There is some good news – we are planning to hold a Christmas event either on a Friday evening or Saturday in December. With Christmas stalls in the Church Hall, and perhaps live Christmas music in the Church, with mulled wine (or other drink!), mince pies and maybe some children’s activities, and you never know there may be a Surprise Visitor! If you have any ideas for this event, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Ewell Village Fair 2019 was a great success– thank you to all who made it possible, and to all who came along. Takings on the day were in excess of £11,500 which will help to support the mission and maintenance of St Mary’s.
St. Mary’s is once again in the throes of organising the Annual Ewell Village Fair – a highlight of the year. There will be the usual variety of arena events. By popular demand there is a return visit from the Paladins of Chivalry. We will also have Ambition Dance, Hands Down Martial Arts, All About Anna’s Animals, Fitznells Concert band, Fitznells Diva Choir and Fitznells Starlets and Tenor Choir. The 135 Geographic Squadron Royal Engineers will also be on site.
All the fun of the traditional fair will include a coconut shy, Punch and Judy, pony rides, a bouncy castle and Kiddi Karts. There will be a wide variety of sideshows to entertain both young and old plus those in between with plenty of ‘Kids Activities’. The ever popular BBQ will be serving burgers but for those who feel more adventurous there will be Indian Cuisine by Sizzling Bengal, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and crepes. Tam’s Cakes and Cookies will also be available and Tam will also be serving cocktails. Hot food provided by the NESCOT team will be available in the CHURCH HALL – OPPOSITE THE CHURCH – and tea, coffee and snacks will be available all day. There will, of course, be ice cream! Pre-packed children’s lunchboxes will again be on sale.
As usual a wide range of stalls, including the ever popular cake stall, bottle tombola, plants, bric-a-brac, toys, jewellery and a craft stall. There will also be a chance to win a prize on the Grand Draw. Maybe you could sell some Grand Draw tickets prior to the day? They are available in church or from the organiser.
There will be adults’ and children’s cake baking competitions. Bake, decorate and enter your cake for just £1. Further details and forms can be found on the website and forms can also be collected from the Church on Sundays.
The day will commence with the Ewell St. Mary’s Morris Men, and several guest sides, dancing outside the Green Man before leading the Mayor to the eighteenth-century Watch House to ‘refresh the wastrel’ prior to moving on to the fair at Ewell Castle School’s Glyn House site.
As with any large event, offers of help and donations for the stalls are always welcome. If you feel you may be able to help in any way, please contact or one of the stallholders listed below. Donations for the stalls can be left in church from Sunday 30 June.
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If you would like to enter our Cake Competition, please download the entry form here.