The St Margarets Fair is a fantastic day out for the local community, during the height of summer.
Held on Moormead, it is a day jam packed full of fun that will keep you thoroughly entertained. We've got all the details for the 2017 fair below.
On the day, keep an eye out for any stall with the "Run by the Fair" sign - all profits from here go directly to our local schools & charities. Fair stalls include the Tea Tent, Beer Tent, Pimms Stall and BBQ.
THE PLAN FOR THE DAY:
The annual 5-a-side football competition will be taking place on the Moormead playing fields from 9.30am. There are boy’s categories for years 4, 5 and 6 and a competition for girls from years 5 and 6. Click here to download the registration form.
The St Margarets Elastic Band (11.45 am - 12.30 pm)
As the name implies, the band are based in St Margarets and enjoy the mantle of being a ‘local band’. They believe that music can enliven every event and support the local community whenever and wherever they can.
The band, formed in 2001, play a diverse range of music including big band, Broadway hits, jazz and English wind band concert pieces. Over the years they have established regular playing spots at local fairs, charity functions, street parties, school fairs, garden parties, house warming parties, Christmas celebrations and other activities.
Richmond upon Thames is twinned with Fontainebleau in France and with Konstanz in Germany. As part of ‘twinning celebrations’ the band have taken their music to these locations and enjoyed some wonderful hospitality and made many new friends.
Powerjam (12.55 pm - 1.45 pm)
Three talented youth bands from “Powerjam”, a local not-for-profit after school rock and pop band workshops, play your favourite hits from Bruno Mars to Led Zeppelin. A gig for the whole family to enjoy! Led by qualified tutors and industry professionals, Powerjam workshops offer musical youths the opportunity to become regular members of rock or pop bands and to play and create music that excites them (and keeps them playing!). Each term, the bands learn to play songs to performance level and finish with a gig at community events. Powerjam aims to place each member in an appropriate band in terms of level, age, style, and taste in music, and to give each individual ample attention and instruction.
All levels and instruments considered.
Interested 10-16 year olds, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
In partnership with Achieving For Children (AFC).
Maisie and Alice (2.10 pm - 2.55 pm)
Maisie and Alice are two sisters from St Margarets, aged 14 and 16, they have been performing for just under two years and had their debut gig at the Basement Door in Richmond.
Singing country/folk their harmonies are delightful and Maisie's song writing continues to engage audiences with there true to life themes.
In 2016 Maisie and Alice recorded and released their first EP "The Beginning" with The Basement Door this is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.
Jazz Mondays (3.20 pm - 4.05 pm)
Jazz Mondays is a friendly, local band with its famous ‘wall of saxes’, a tight four-piece rhythm section and a dynamic vocalist. The original lineup met while learning saxophone some 20 years ago. Then over the years, picked up other jazz enthusiasts along the way.
Rehearsing every Monday, which gave the band its name, they made their debut at the George IV in May, having previously appeared at the Ealing Jazz Festival and the Crypt at St Martin’s in the Fields.
Jazz Mondays play everything from jazz to soul, ska to funk, Dizzy Gillespie to Amy Winehouse – with a repertoire that is constantly expanding and enjoy nothing more than an entertaining evening in front of a live audience.
Jazz Mondays: live music for any day of the week.
Follow them on Facebook here
The Underground Vault (4.30 pm - 5.15 pm)
The Underground Vault were formed in September 2016 as it was apparent there was a lack of gutsy UK blues rock bands doing original music.
They rose to challenge to carry the torch forward that bands such as Cream, Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac had left on the ground.
They are an originals rock band that takes its influences from the 60s/70s blues rock of the UK and USA.
Expect loud guitars and exciting attitude to match.
They are: Lead guitar/vocals: Misty Red, Guitar: Jamie "Jdog" Dove, Bass: Pete "Strangler" Sadler, Drums: Dan "Milky" young.
Groove Manoova (5.40 pm - 6.25 pm)
Live Funk Soul and Rare Groove.
If you like the flavour funky then this band is for you. Groove Manoova are an eight-eleven piece funk band that favour the 1970s soul sounds of artists such as Chaka Khan, James Brown, Grace Jones and other dance floor favourites to get even the most modest mover’s hips shaking.
Take a listen here
The Deputies (6:50 - 7:35 pm)
The Deputies are a good time rock n' roll band.
All the band members come from seasoned professional backgrounds in the music industry and are all survivors and professional musicians of at least 30 years standing!
They’re regulars on the London music festival scene and guaranteed to get you going!
With their rock 'n' roll/blues/country blend, their sound is reminiscent of legends such as, Hendrix, The Band, The Eagles, Jackson Browne, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Little Feat, and Chuck Berry.
Line up is Rick Cassman (vocals & guitar), Richard Lightman (lead guitar), Andrew Heart (bass guitar, Geoff Swettenham (drums), Paul Coppock (mandolin & guitar), Poppy Boden (vocals).
Now in its 13th year, the legendary Dog Show will once again be one of the many highlights of the St Margarets Fair. It’s an opportunity for the dog loving community of St Margarets and beyond to compete in the ‘don’t eat the sausage’ contest as well as showcasing their dogs’ talents and personalities.
So get grooming and practising those tricks and talents for the canine event of the year.
Entry £5 per category (includes goody bag) and the categories this year are:
- Handsome Hound
- Gorgeous Girl
- Cutest Puppy - up to 5 months
- St Margarets Got Talent: entertain us with tricks, fancy dress or whatever!
- Best Rescue Dog
- Child’s BFF: tell us why you love your dog so much - for children under 14
- Golden Oldie 8+ years
- ‘Leave the Sausage’ Challenge - for the Butch Parker Trophy
- Best in Show
Show starts at 1.30pm
Register on the day between 12.00 – 1.15pm (please register early as spaces in each category are limited)
Please note: If your dog is uncomfortable in close proximity to other dogs or being approached by strangers, please do not enter them into the show.