On Saturday 17th June, Warlingham Fair celebrated its 25th anniversary with its most successful event ever.

With the help of a dedicated team of helpers and sunny weather, the fair has made record profits, which will either be reinvested in the Fair for future years or distributed to help local organisations. The full figures will be posted on-line as soon as they are fully available.

Says Warlingham Fair Chairman Jeremy Pursehouse: “We have not had all the figures in yet, but we already know it will be a record. More importantly, as well as being a financial success, judging by the large crowds on the day and the feedback we have received, it was an event that was enjoyed by everyone.

“I would like to thank all the helpers, sponsors and participants who made the day the success it was.”

Final line-up for Warlingham Fair 2017, Saturday 17th June 11am to 4pm, on Blanchman’s Farm Local Nature Reserve, Limpsfield Road, Warlingham.

If you are looking for something to do in the Warlingham area this Saturday, Warlingham Fair is the place for you. Come early and spend the day. Although we want you to spend money to help local causes and to buy a programme, entry is free.

There are lots of straw bales around the arena and seating in the bar area. Sit and watch all day for free if you like.

We have:

A parade that starts from Redvers Road at 10.40, and parades through the village.

Dog agility

Fun dog show

BMX stunts

Songs from John Lazenby

Warlingham Dance Studio

Country Dancing from Warlingham Primary School

Tug o’ War

Raffles

BBQ

Hog Roast

A Teddy Bear’s Picnic, with free picnic for kids and a children’s entertainer

Pony rides

A rugby assault course

A fun fair

A sword fighting re-enactment group

Buy a programme for £1 and you could win a series of £25 and £50 prizes, sponsored by CR6.

The bar will have beer, cider, wine and Pimm’s. Yes, it will have the awful Prosecco stuff as well as proper wine. Soft drinks and teas and coffees will also be available. We also have sandwiches for sale, lots and lots of sandwiches. Oh my goodness, we have so many sandwiches.

Our aim is to put on a free party for Warlingham. What could be better than spending a summer’s day in a nature reserve, being thoroughly entertained, and if you do get bored, we have 25 acres of nature reserve you can explore. This is a true community event, put on by the community, for the community. While this is Warlingham’s event, our friends in Caterham, Oxted, Purley and Croydon are just as welcome.

It is likely to be a sunny day, so wear a hat and sunblock.

There is no visitor parking on site, but plenty of space around the village, but please be sensitive to local residents and park sensibly. We are also on a bus route.

The first call on our money is to ensure we have enough in our account to stage two fairs; to make sure we have enough resources to stage the event if we are unlucky enough to have a series of poor years. It takes around £6,000 to stage Warlingham Fair, including sound system, toilets, arena events and dozens of other costs. A main arena act costs at least £1,500. 

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The fair organisers are looking for local businesses that would like to get involved with Warlingham Fair through sponsorship. The items that need sponsoring are:

Main arena event                            £1,750.00            

Toilets                                             £300.00                

Public Address system                                                  £550.00                

Marquee pitching and striking           TBA                       

Small Animals tent                           £300.00                

Programme printing                          £950.00                

Tables and chairs                            £100.00                

Parade                                           £300.00                

                                               

Other opportunities to support the fair include:

Banners around arena    Maximum depth 800mm               £25 per 0.5m or part      

                                               

Programme ads                               

Page                                   £50.00  

Half page                             £30.00  

Centre spread                    £150.00

 

If you are interested, go to the get involved page or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Topping the bill at this year’s Warlingham Fair will be the Xtreme Stunt cycle and motorcycle team.

The show consists of two riders, which includes the reigning and five times world cycle trials champion Jack Carthy, who will leave your audience amazed as he exhibits his incredible riding talents.

Joining Jack in the show is Dan Clark who has wowed audiences all over the world with his motorcycle stunts and displays. With Dan on the motorbike and Jack on the peddle bike it’s a man against machine event with plenty of comedy aspects to the show.

http://xtremestuntteam.co.uk