EVERYTHING you could expect from a traditional country show – including a bonkers terrier race – will be on offer at Manaton at the weekend.
Manaton’s Annual Show and Fair returns this summer on Saturday, August 12, from 1.30pm until 5pm.
It takes place on the picturesque cricket pitch by St Winifred’s Church and the village green and offers everything you would expect from a traditional small country show and a lot more besides.
From delicious Dartmoor gin and Devon sweet treats to local crafts, children’s entertainment, classic cars, live music and a bar, as well as the famed Arts & Crafts, Horticultural & Home Produce Show, there is definitely something for everyone at this family event:
Devon craft and produce stalls • Plant and cake stalls • Children’s races and games • Dog agility and fun dog show • Fabulous children’s entertainer Micky Bimble • Cream teas • Classic cars • Lost Coyotes band • Vintage bric-a-brac • Horticultural Show • Coconut shy • Raffle and tombola • Burgers and beer • Ice cream •
And last but not least, weather permitting, a completely bonkers terrier race!
This year, to mark the King’s coronation in May, there will also be a themed display of flower arrangements and an organ recital in the church.
A spokesperson saiys: 'Each year the Manaton community comes together to celebrate a wonderful display of wide and varied talents – so why not join in, it’s all great fun!'
Tickets cost £5 each and children 12 and under go free. Dogs on leads are welcome. Parking is free. For more information visit: www.manatonshowandfair.co.uk
'Profits from the show and fair are used partly to help maintain the fabric of some of the village buildings and amenities.
'This includes the beautiful 15th century church, St. Winifred’s, which is historically and culturally at the heart of the village; the children’s playground; the cricket pavilion and the Parish Hall.
'The latter is a resource for everyone in the village and the Show and Fair is sponsoring four lectures during the course of the year.
Some of the profits are also available to support young villagers who wish to take part in projects around the world to enhance their personal development.