Rain didn’t stop play at the 2019 fair

Witley Village Fair started with a dance display by the Witley Infant School children, followed by an energetic Zumba session, a variety of children’s races, Punch & Judy in the hall during brief showers and music from Godalming Town Band.

Huxleys Birds of Prey showed off their majestic falcons and hawks for those wanting a break from the hustle and bustle of the fair.

After tucking into the BBQ, curry, beer tent, teas, cakes, scones and strawberries families joined in with a variety of activities on offer from many community groups.  These included a Noah’s Ark treasure hunt, rehome a teddy, guess the name of the monkey, buzz wire, coconut shy, hoopla, tombola’s and speed camera challenge, catch a penguin and much more.

The Arden Holford School of Ballet delighted fair goers as did Chandlers (school) Got Talent singing and gymnastic display.  The ever popular Dog Show and Grand Draw finished the formal events, but to cheer up those packing away the Red Arrows popped over from Dunsfold for a fly by releasing red smoke as a special favour to Witley Fair.

As well as raising funds for Witley’s community groups taking part, a sum of £560 was raised for this year’s charity, The Fountain Centre.  The Fair committee would like to thank all our visitors and everyone who helped, ran a stall, provided entertainment, donated prizes or provided sponsorship.

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2019 -planning underway

We are well underway with plans for this years fair and are excited to be joined by Huxley’s Birds of Prey and Godalming Band this year.  We are on the look out for new company sponsorship so please do get in touch if you can help witleyvillagefair@gmail.com. We can include your logo on this website, in our lucky programme and put up banners on the field fences during the day.

We’d like to thank Party Bounce www.Party-Bounce.co.uk who joined us a few years ago for their kind donation towards the running costs.

2018 Witley’s got talent

Local families enjoyed their Saturday afternoon at Witley Village Fair which started with the Witley Infant School Country Dancing followed by the Chandlers School’s Got Talent winners performing back flips and other gymnastics as part of their display, then a variety of children’s races involving buckets and sacks followed by an energetic Zumba routine for all to join in.

Fairgoers were treated to excellent musical entertainment throughout the afternoon from The Music Works featuring local talent singing from a range of genres including musicals and opera. The Arden Holford School of Ballet delighted those watching the main arena before the ever popular dog show and Punch and Judy amused the young and young at heart.

Fullers Brewery kindly provided “Pride” and “Griffin” two magnificent heavy horses, back for their third appearance pulling the expertly driven Fullers Dray, giving rides throughout the afternoon for those wanting a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the fair.

All Saints Church provided tea and cake in the Chichester Hall, and catering outside included the BBQ, beer and Pimms tent, Indian curries, strawberries and ice cream.  Families joined in on the hunt for the (knitted) biblical baa lambs which were hidden on many stalls and enjoyed activities provided by various community groups including the Lions human fruit machine, hook a duck, rehome a teddy, coconut shy, the Scouts hoopla, tombola’s, the Guides maggot racing and the Milford Pumas speed camera challenge, bowl the Witley Cricket Club batsman and much more.

As well as raising funds for Witley’s community groups taking part, a sum of £500 was raised for this year’s charity, The Friends of Milford and Witley Medical Partnership.  The Fair committee would like to thank all our visitors and everyone who helped, ran a stall, provided entertainment, donated prizes or provided sponsorship.

 

2017 village fair was a scorcher!

Crowds queued at the ice cream van at the Fair which was started with country dancing by the Witley Infant School children, followed by an energetic Zumba session a variety of children’s races, Punch & Judy in the shade under the copper beech tree and music from Godalming College Jazz Band.

The Arden Holford School of Ballet delighted those taking respite from the sun with refreshments provided by All Saints Church in the Chichester Hall before the popular dog show and Grand Draw back in the heat outside.

Fullers Brewery kindly provided “Griffin” and “Pride” two magnificent heavy horses pulling the expertly driven Fullers Dray, giving rides throughout the afternoon for those wanting a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the fair. Sean was very busy all afternoon showing visitors his military land rover and display of 1970s & 80s Army equipment

After tucking into the BBQ, beer tent, jacket potatoes, Indian snacks, donuts and strawberries families joined in with a variety of activities on offer from many community groups.  These included the human fruit machine, hook a duck, rehome a teddy, guess the name of the flamenco, buzz wire, coconut shy, hoopla, tombola’s and speed camera challenge, face painting, bowl the batsman and much more.

As well as raising funds for  Witley’s community groups taking part, a sum of £700 was raised for this year’s charity, The Hydon Hill Cheshire Home.  Thanks to all our visitors for coming and all the community groups and charities who run such fun side stalls.

Look forward to seeing you all again in 2018!

2016 Fair was a great success

Thanks to all who came to this years fair.

We hope you enjoyed the country dancing by the Witley Infant School children, followed by an energetic Zumba session performed in a sprinkle of cooling rain, a variety of children’s races, and music all afternoon from the TWMC Band.  The Witley Pantomime company took a break from face painting and applying glitter tattoos to celebrate 60 years of pantomime by performing on the stage in the Chichester Hall to laughter and applause from a packed hall already enjoying All Saints Church tea and cake.  We were then treated to fine performances by three girls from the Arden Holford School of Ballet and the sun came out in time for the very popular dog show to attract visitors back to the fair outside.

Visitors were keen to meet “Griffin” and “Pride” two magnificent heavy horses pulling the expertly driven Fullers Dray, giving rides throughout the afternoon for those wanting a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the fair.  Children enjoyed sitting on and pretending to drive the digger brought along by Shorts Plant Hire.

Families joined in with a variety of activities on offer from many community groups including: a Right Royal Fruit Machine by 1st Witley Guides, guess the name of the Teddy by the Brownies & Rainbows, the Cubs made delicious Pancakes to order and Beavers had lots of toys and games for sale.

The Milford Pumas football speed camera challenge was popular as were the coconut shy and tombola by All Saints Church and Witley Cricket Club challenged all-comers to Bowl the Batsman.  The Godalming & Villages Lions and the League of Friend of Milford Hospital ran popular bookstalls and Eastlake Care Care home gave youngsters a chance to hook a duck.

Local schools, Chandler Junior and Witley Infants, had a tuck shop and decorative bags of sweets for sale, and the Witley Gardening Association plant stall was decked with glorious flowers.

Witley Cricket Club provided the BBQ, the Fosters Club ran the beer & Pimms tent, All Saints Witley made a range of spicy falafels and hummus and Friends of All Saints sold delicious Hall Hunter strawberries and the children enjoyed applying (temporary) tattoos on Stepping Stones nursery’s stall.

As well as raising funds for  Witley’s community groups taking part, a sum of £700 was raised for this year’s charity, The Meath in Godalming.  The Fair committee would like to thank all our visitors and everyone who helped, ran a stall, provided entertainment, donated prizes or provided sponsorship.

See you again next year!