Didcot summer fayre 2019

I’ve been away this week so didn’t get to write my usual Saturday post. However I did manage to pop along to Didcot Summer Fayre yesterday.

This was Didcot’s second summer fayre. Organised jointly by Play2Give and Sustainable Didcot it ran from noon until 11 pm.

Didcot summer fayre stalls
Didcot summer fayre stalls

I visited twice. Firstly in the afternoon when it was very much a family event and again later in the evening.

Didcot allotment society stand
Didcot allotment society stand

The daytime event comprised of stalls from many of Didcot’s organisations and charities along with several local businesses.

There were lots of stalls aimed at families, from face painting, to henna and tombola stands. There were craft stands too; children could paint a pebble or take part in a colouring competition.

Didcot fair
Didcot fair

There was plenty of opportunity for kids to get active. The Scouts had their climbing wall plus there were go karts and a large inflatable darts board.

Water refill station
Water refill station

It was a warm day so great to see this water refill station – for humans and dogs!

There were a few food stalls, a busy ice cream van and a tent for afternoon tea. If I’m being picky it would have been good to have a takeaway place to buy sandwiches; I’m not one for eating large meals at lunchtime.

Scouts climbing wall
Scouts climbing wall

As well as the stands there was entertainment on the main stage. This included dance, song and martial arts from local groups. There was a small silent disco area next to the stage for brave dancers!

Vocalize choir, Didcot summer fayre
Vocalize choir, Didcot summer fayre

I enjoyed watching the Dog Show. There were 12 classes, including waggiest tail, golden oldies and dog the judge would like to take home.

The local donkey sanctuary brought along a couple of residents and there was also a tent with reptile handling.

Dog show, Didcot summer fayre
Dog show, Didcot summer fayre

Later in the evening I popped back to listen to a couple of bands. The stalls had shut down but the bar and main stage remained.

There weren’t as many people, which was a shame, but the band we listened to, Who Stoned Who? was great. The lead singer, emulating Mick Jagger, probably needed a larger stage though!

Evening Didcot fair
Evening Didcot fair

The funfair was also in town, lighting up the opposite side of the park. It was a good idea to combine the funfair and fayre, a win win for both events.

Who stoned who?
Who stoned who?

My overall thoughts? An excellent event for Didcot, well supported by local organisations and residents. Well done Sustainable Didcot and Play2Give!

Did you visit? If so, what did you think?

One Reply to “Didcot summer fayre 2019”

  1. Sadly abingdon had there firwork display and another fun fair may be worth consideration next year maybe thats why it was a bit quiet in the evening.

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