Brentor Summer Fayre

Brentor’s first ever Summer Fayre was held at Brentor Village Hall on 28th July 2018It is expected that this event will alternate with the already successful ‘Brenstock’ music festival

Although the 2018 spell of scorching weather came to an end the Fayre was a great success, attracting about 200 visitors and making almost £1000 for Village Hall and Playing Field funds.

The Village Hall was filled with produce show exhibits (but where were the entries for the children’s competition?!).  Cream teas, cakes and coffees were in abundance.  Outside the burgers and vegan food stall were busy, as was the beer tent.  Thank you also to the buskers who provided music during the fayre.  The craft marquee was packed with exhibitors ranging from a glass blower to a doll’s clothes stall.  Another marquee featured Brentor stalls selling plants, cakes, pocket money items etc.  There was also a children’s craft activity table and dressing-up tent and a well-stocked Tombola stall.

The Summer Fayre committee hard at work planning the event

Thanks must go to Clare Percival and the organising committee for all their hard work, and to the large band of volunteers who helped with erecting the marquees, staffing the stalls and acted as car park marshals.

2019 will see the return of Brenstock, but let’s hope for another Brentor Summer Fayre in 2020 (but maybe without the rain!).

Stalls in the main marquee sold craft and other items, along with other stalls and Tombola run by volunteers in a smaller marquee.

Food and drink    As well as a Dartmoor beer and cider tent there was a range of refreshments including teas, coffees, bacon rolls and cream teas inside the Village Hall.  There was also be a vegan food caravan and a BBQ serving a range of burgers and hotdogs.

Produce Competition    To echo the old Brentor Village Show, there was a small produce competition with five entrance categories:-
  • Best Victoria sponge (using 3 eggs)
  • Best marmalade
  • Best 5 vegetables on a plate
  • Best floral arrangement in a teacup
  • Best garden on a plate (for under 16 years of age)

Photographic Competition  The theme was ‘Village Life’, and attracted a wide range of photographs

A sub-committee of the Village Hall and Playing Field Committee organises the fayre.  If you are interested in helping please contact Clare Percival on 810322.


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