Get carried away with all the fun of the fayre
Stretcher race is set to be the highlight of the day in Beaconsfield
The 10th Beaconsfield Country Fayre, which takes place on August bank holiday (Monday August 29) at Windsor End, is set to feature a dog show, raffle, balloon race and a stretcher race, along with a car show with classic cars and an ultra modern electric machine.
The main event is the stretcher race and focuses on competing teams raising sponsorship funding.
Spectators watch teams dressed up in fancy dress carry their patients around the Old Town and visit seven pubs where each stretcher bearer must drink half a pint of beer.
And for the budding athletes the children’s race will see teams of four carry a teddy bear patient along a short course on Windsor End.
Billed as an event for the whole family other attractions include a giant inflatable slide, climbing wall, a fire eater, craft and food stalls, birds of prey display, kids go-karts petting zoo, junior grand prix circuit and a bucking bronco.
There are a variety of classes in the dog show as hound will be pitted against hound in pedigree, waggiest tall and best of show categories.
Speaking about the Dog Show, Sylvia Jones, co- chair of the fayre, said: “It was great to see so many dogs being entered last year despite the weather not being very friendly and this year there are 10 classes to choose from.
“There is the ever popular class for the pet that looks like its owner which has owners dressing up as dogs to improve their chances of winning, and it was nice to see some old ‘sea’ dogs being entered in the seniors class.”
Organised by the Friends of St Mary’s Church, Rennie Grove Hospice Care, the Rotary Club, Lions and the Round Table, in the past seven years it has raised over £100,000 for local charities.
All money raised is distributed back to these organisations who then give funds to local charities.
It will take place from 11am to 4pm.
Visit www. beaconsfieldcountryfayre. org where application forms can be found.
Meeting the animals at last year’s Beaconsfield Country Fayre