Warlingham Fair 2016
Headlining this year’s Warlingham Fair arena events, on June 18, will be the BMX and motorcycle Xtreme Stunt team. The team features the reigning and five times world cycle trials champion Jack Carthy, and Dan Clark who as wowed audiences all over the world with his motorcycle stunts and displays.
Also new for 2016 will be the Warlingham Beer Festival, organised by The Whyteleafe Tavern, featuring 18 real ales. This will be housed in a separate marquee adjacent to the main field.
Also in its separate arena, will be the ever popular Valgray’s Fun Dog Show. If you have a pet dog, you stand a real chance of winning one of the categories, such as: Most Handsome Dog, Prettiest Bitch, Best Junior handler, Scruffiest Dog etc.
This year’s theme will be red, white and blue, in honour of the Queen’s birthday. So we are asking all stall holders and visitors to dress in their patriotic best.
Other arena events will be country dancing from Warlingham School and spectacular contemporary dancing for the dynamic Warlingham Dance Studio.
Two of last year’s innovations will be making another appearance; the Sovereign Gymnastics display team and the Cycle Challenge run, sponsored and organised by local cycle specialist North Downs Cycles. This consists of series of mountain biking teams racing through set of obstacles, which will test their ingenuity and skill with a spanner as much as their cycling.
Returning by popular demand from two years ago will be local singer John Lazenby, who will entertain the crowds at lunch time.
There will also be the extremely popular regular events of Dog It’s a Knockout from Valgrays and the annual Tug o’ War tournament; for which we desperately need adult teams of eight.
Historia Normannis will be back with their medieval camp bringing 12th century history to life in their encampment.
The fair, as always, will take place at Blanchman's Farm Local Nature Reserve, Limpsfield Road, Warlingham, opposite Bond Road. The official opening will be at 11am and the fair will close at 4pm.
The fun starts with the fair’s biggest ever parade around The Green at 10.45am to lead the crowds to the field for the 11am opening.
On the stalls side there is something for all the family, including the traditional funfair, craft tent, beer tent and barbecue, with plenty of places to sit and watch the fun; including straw bales all around the arena.
To encourage people to stay at the fair throughout the day and buy programmes, which help defray the increasing cost of staging, we will again have an hourly lucky programme draw, with the chance to win £25 in cash – sponsored by CR6 magazine.