Westleton Barrel Fair



It's that time of year again ! The Barrel Fair is almost upon us.  The committee are working in overdrive and all the preparations are in hand for another fun packed day.

As ever the weekend starts with Doc Cox's totally unique music quiz.  This will take place on Thursday 17th August in the Village Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm and the quiz will start at 8.30pm.  Bring your own

picnic and drink.  Tea ,coffee and soft drinks will be on sale in the hall. It's £2.00 per person to enter and all the proceeds go to the Barrel fair Fund.

Saturday nights entertainment starts at 6.30pm with the Double D children's disco. Lots of music and games just for the little ones.  This is followed after a short break at approx. 8.30pm with this years FREE dance when 'Handle With Care' take to the stage, playing a great selection of covers from the 60's to present day.  Something for everyone to get up and dance to.

Barrel Fair day, Sunday 20th August, starts at 11.00am with the procession from the Village Hall car park to the Main Arena for the opening ceremony.  All children are welcome to take part in the procession and there will be prizes for children under 13yrs in fancy dress.

The first race of the day is the friendly 'grudge' match between the two village hostelries The White Horse and the Crown, make sure you're there to cheer your team home!! This heralds the start of a packed programme of barrel rolling and running races for both children and adults.  If you would like to take part in any of these, pick up a FREE programme to check on times.

During the afternoon Random Blues and Laurence French will be playing live in the White Horse car park, whilst in the main arena there will be plenty to keep you busy with donkey rides, traditional games, Punch & Judy shows and craft stalls selling locally produced goods.  This year we have some new games for you to try out !

Both the Crown and the White Horse  will be serving hot food throughout the day and there will also be a Hog Roast/ burger stall.  Our own Tea tent will be serving tea, coffee and soft drinks plus light snacks and scrummy cakes.

All this and FREE PARKING too. Just follow the signs to the manned carpark at the top of the village. Disabled parking is in the village hall car park.

The Barrel Fair Committee look forward to welcoming old friends and new faces to an afternoon of fun and entertainment.