Villagers to come together at Newton Poppleford festival

Newton Poppleford Pavilion

Newton Poppleford Pavilion - Credit: Archant

More than 1,000 visitors are expected to attend the first Popstock Fun Day in Newton Poppleford.

The event, which organisers hope will be an annual fixture, will take place on Saturday, September 9, and will include entertainment for the whole family.

There will be a dog show, as well as live music from Random 45, Trevor Aidee, The Relics and The Magic Badger Band throughout the day, between 1pm and 11pm. As well as this, there will be a disco and a DJ along with numerous community stalls, birds of prey, a raffle, cream tea, a car boot sale and sports and games.

Children will also be able to enjoy countless activities, a bouncy castle, the ponies from Munchkins Miniature Shetland Rescue and face-painting.

Popstock, which is being staged by Newton Poppleford and Harpford Parish Council, will be held at the village’s playing fields and pavilion, in Back Lane, and events between 1pm and 6pm will be free.

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A dance will then be held from 7pm to 11pm, where entry is £3 for adults and free for accompanied children aged under 12. The car boot sale is £5 per seller.

There will also be lots of food and drink to enjoy.

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Councillor Anita Kemp, one of the event’s organisers, said: “It should be a jolly good day. It is a community event for residents and visitors alike to enjoy.

“We are holding it to put something back into the community, for the young and old alike to enjoy.

“It is the first time something like this has happened, but, if all goes well, we are hoping to make it an annual event.

“There will be lots there for children to enjoy – like the miniature ponies - and we are looking forward to seeing as many people there as possible”

Call 01395 568125 for tickets, which are available at The Cannon Inn or on the door.

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