Traditional Rowlands Castle Village Fair set to return for 46th year next weekend - and there's lots to enjoy

ORGANISERS of a traditional village fair will be hoping for perfect sunshine as final preparations are made for its return.

Thursday, 27th June 2019, 11:01 am
Updated Thursday, 27th June 2019, 11:57 am
Children enjoy the rides at the 2018 Rowlands Castle Village Fair on The Green. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

The Rowlands Castle Village Fair will roll into its 46th year when it descends on The Green on Saturday, July 6. 

Funfair rides at 50p-a-go, Punch and Judy shows and arts and crafts are just a trio of the activities families will be able to enjoy at a catalogue of stalls run by volunteers and local businesses. 

The event’s famous marquee will play host to the village’s annual horticultural show throughout the day and live music in the evening.

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Visitors’ efforts in categories for fruit, veg and flowers, cookery, arts and crafts, photography and floral art will all be measured in the contest, before Madness tribute band The Los Palmas 6 claim the marquee from 7.30pm, followed by a disco. 

Tickets to the performance are £12.50 and food and drink will be served throughout the night. 

Other highlights of the day will include songs in the arena at 12.30pm, a children’s games challenge at 3pm, a tug of war at 3.30pm and a raffle draw at 4pm. 

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