Get set for a packed eight-day programme at Sidbury Fair Week

The Hot Pennies go flying in the air on Tuesday. Ref shs 5679-38-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

The Hot Pennies go flying in the air on Tuesday. Ref shs 5679-38-14SH Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

Sidbury Fair Week returns with a full programme of events next weekend.

The eight-day event, which runs from September 12-20, will begin with a scarecrow competition and horticultural show.

Scarecrows should be brought to the parish rooms between 10am and noon on Saturday, September 12.

Across the road at the Village Inn, judges will be looking for the best in show. The general public will be able to view the exhibitions from 1pm.

Proceeds from vegetable auctions will be split between the Admiral Nurse Campaign and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust

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On Sunday, September 13, participants will be limbering up for the 17th fun run and walk.

Competitors will need to register by 11am on the day or can pick up an entry form from the Red Lion Inn or Drews Butchers.

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The streets will be packed on Wednesday, September 16, for Fair Day, beginning at 10am.

Visitors can browse a variety of stalls, photo exhibitions and take part in the Jordan Cross memorial duck race at 3.30pm.

Coffee, ploughman’s lunches and teas will be served in the village hall all day.

Clay shooting will take place from 10am to 3pm at Sidbury Manor.

Other events include a harvest thanksgiving service on Thursday, September 17, the throwing of the hot pennies on Tuesday, September 15, and an equestrian pleasure ride on Sunday, September 20.

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