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Clonter Fair
Sunday 5 September, 10am

It is that time of year, when Clonter starts to prepare for its annual fair. Last year, as you may recall, things were very much up in the air, but Clonter decided that whilst it wouldn’t be quite the same as usual, it still wanted to provide a family focused day out, to include the sports day children didn’t have at school that year. In spite of Covid, 453 people attended (almost normal numbers and RECORD numbers of children) and in spite (you may recall) not just one but two BIBLICAL downpours.

This year things are still not quite back to normal, but we are a bit further on than we were this time last year, and so even more reason to MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES. Here’s hoping for the best year yet.

Clonter will still be taking everyone’s safety very seriously, and following up-to-date government guidelines, plus keeping the policy for masks to be worn inside and a one way system in place.

The ‘Sports Day’ Section is all on track to be repeated, to include Egg and Spoon, Sack, and Wheelbarrow races, to add to the Splat the Rat and Dong the Bell, AND Beat the Goalie, which was a new introduction last year, which proved very popular.

Last year the young ones, and the inner child in the grownups, were treated to Papageno’s Quest – a panto style show created, developed and presented by Clonter (Appearing at the Just So Festival at Rode Hall on 20, 21, 22 August). This year, we will be back to the usual mix of a bit of folk, jazz and opera on the Entertainment Stage throughout the day, all co-ordinated by Dane Sound Radio. Eric Newton, Busker Newton, often to be seen and heard in the high street of Congleton, will kick start the day.

Clonter is hoping that the dog show will be bigger and better than ever before. Judged by a Charter Vet from Congleton.

Last but not least, the Congleton Beartown Classic Car Club members are all ready with their polish ready to get buffing, to give the usual gleaming display as you enter the fair.

All this will be accompanied by a wide range of stalls both inside and out, helping you sort out your Christmas presents (only 18 weeks to go!), take up new hobbies (Allie Pottinger and Sarah Farmer with Made with Passion doing demonstrations) and that old favourite face painting, provided by Daisy Dos. Ice cream, local beer, local purveyors of food, offering a wide range of cultural cuisine, and if you have ever wanted to get into bee keeping, this is your chance to find out how. Doesn’t get much more mindful than that. It will all be there.

And if you have been doing any serious life laundry during the various lockdowns, could this be the moment to find your old friends a new home? There are still some car boot pitches left. And if you sell or make handicrafts, there are also some stall pitches left as well.

If you are interested in reserving a space for a car boot, or a stall, or you would even like to be a volunteer (the more the merrier), please ring the Clonter Box Office on 01260 224514 (Manned on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until further notice), or email events@clonter.org and SAVE THE DATE.

If you haven’t been to a Clonter Fair before, do take a look at the photo albums here.

Hope to see you on Sunday 5th September.

 

Gates Open 10am (Strictly NOT before)
Gates Close 4pm (Last admission 3.30pm)
Admission £3 per adult, and free for children under 16. Fair is open from 10am – 4pm.
Dog Show 12 noon (Registration from 11am)
Sports Day 2pm

 

 

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