St Ewe Country Fair

Becca Lobb was our spy at this year’s St Ewe Country Fair, she sent in this report from the goings on… sounds like a lovely day, even the sun decided to shine this year!

“Yet again this year the small village of St. Ewe hosted its annual Country Fair which proved, as ever, to be a fantastic day for everyone involved! Miraculously the sun shone on us and the day was a huge success raising money for a number of local charities but in particular this year, the Cornish branch of the Samaritans, the Cornwall Deaf and also Cornwall Blind Associations. As you wandered about the Fair you were invited to meet some beautiful birds of prey, watch the magnificent shire horses, admire brilliant sheepdog demonstrations (surely the cleverest sheepdogs around -they could even round up ducks!) , listen to a brass band, browse at local craft stalls, grab a bargain from the car boot, have a bounce on a bouncy castle, win yourself a coconut, sample some of our fantastic local produce in the farmers’ market, get crafty with your children making underwater creatures in the kids’ marquee, howl with laughter at Craig Johnson’s wonderful puppet show, join in with Punch and Judy, admire some simply fantastic cakes, flowers and veggies in the horticultural show and finish it all off with a delicious pork and stuffing roll courtesy of the refreshments tent. The day could never go ahead without such fantastic committed volunteers, many of whom give up hours throughout the year planning the event. On the day over 90 people volunteered their time so well done and thank you to all of those involved!
Hopefully all of those visiting the Fair on their holidays will reminisce about that lovely Fair where you could sit in the sunshine with a cream tea and soak up the best of Cornwall!”

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mavis Taylor
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 19:48:40

    It would have been a great day out but we left after a very short time because of the wasps. I know of several people who were stung. Very sad, they must have been about in the days of preperations in the run up to Sunday someone could have sorted the nest or nests. Spoiled our day. Glad we did not come far. at least out enterance fee would go to charity. Mavis Taylor

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    • lobbsfarmshop
      Aug 24, 2011 @ 09:55:10

      I’ve noticed a lot of wasps around at the moment, they’ve certainly been a nuisance. Sorry to hear it spoiled your day.

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  2. ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 22:38:13

    It was a shame there were so many of the them about I agree, but in the run up to the event there were not any to be seen or else of course they would have been dealt with! They clearly fancied the look of the cakes, nature is one thing I am afraid that all those involved in organising the event are not able to control. Hopefully those pesky wasps will stay away next year.

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  3. Kathy Lobb
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 00:09:28

    As a member of the organizing committee and having been present on the two days before the Country Fair getting things ready on the field, I can confirm that I did not see a single wasp on either day. It was a shame there were so many wasps this year but I regret it was not something we could have foreseen.

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