Ottery prepares for summer fair and carnival fun day

PUBLISHED: 14:05 22 August 2017

Cadhay May fayre. Entertainer, Goronwy Thom, performs his juggling act. Ref sho 22-16AW 8425. Picture: Alex Walton

Cadhay May fayre. Entertainer, Goronwy Thom, performs his juggling act. Ref sho 22-16AW 8425. Picture: Alex Walton

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There is plenty to do in Ottery across the Bank Holiday weekend with a programme of events for all the family.

Cadhay May fayre. Laura Cheadle, Sue Morrison, Petrina Binney and Brian Morrison invite people to find the hidden prizes on the egg treasure hunt stall, raising money for the Royal British Legion. Ref sho 22-16AW 8501. Picture: Alex WaltonCadhay May fayre. Laura Cheadle, Sue Morrison, Petrina Binney and Brian Morrison invite people to find the hidden prizes on the egg treasure hunt stall, raising money for the Royal British Legion. Ref sho 22-16AW 8501. Picture: Alex Walton

On Saturday, August 27, the parish church is holding its annual fair on the grounds at Cadhay House from 11am to 4pm.

Visitors will be able to browse a variety of stalls selling cakes, books, plants and produce.

There is also a wide range of tasty treats, soft and alcoholic refreshments, on offer including authentic Devon cream teas, strawberries and cream and delicious barbecue.

On the day is guide tours of Cadhay House for £5 a person and activities for children.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Goronwy Thom and the City Stream Jazz Band.

Entry costs £2.50 for adults and under 16s go free. There is also free car parking.

The following day (August 27) visitors are invited to look at classic vehicles at Chanter’s House, the home to Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Owners Max and Grace Norris is holding the event in conjunction with Ottery Carnival fun day.

The classic car show will open from 11am to 4pm and late entries will be accepted on the day.

Visitors will be able to look at a range of bikes, lorries, tractors and steam engines and in a special guest appearance from Robot Wars’ terrorhurtz.

There will also be appearances from Doctor Who’s enemy the Daleks and Bertie the Bus.

At the Land of Canaan, the carnival fun day will begin at midday and run until late with stalls, rides, live music and a bar. There will also be a duck race.

The fun day is held to raise money for the town’s Tar Barrels event.

For car show enquiries contact Tony on 07791686546.

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