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 2018 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.
2019 FAIR PROGRAMME OF EVENTS COMING SOON!
We will shortly be updating the details for the 2019 fair. In the meantime, the below is a reminder of what we did in 2018!
The annual 5-a-side football competition will be taking place on the Moormead playing fields from 9am. There are categories for years 3-6. Click here to download the registration form.
Redshift from Groove Academy (11.45am - 12.30pm)
Redshift are the senior musicians from Groove Academy, an award-winning community music school for 11 - 16's based in Hampton. Aged from 14 to 17, they bring a fresh and funky take to their songs. From Red Hot Chilli Peppers to Sam Sparrow to their own original material
Learn to Swim (12.55pm - 1.45pm)
Learn to Swim are a local pop band consisting of Matthew Evans and Mark Gutteridge - voices, guitars and bass, Callum Smith - drums. Legendary pop producer Steve Hillier says, “Great arrangements, atmospheric, different, what music should be about!” The Independent's music critic Simon Price says, “Interesting and good!”
Dhara (2.10pm - 2.55pm)
Dhara's tone is unique. She sings her jazz originals and covers in a style that is universally appealing. Her band of professional Jazz musicians play Double Bass, Percussion & Guitar.
The Groovy Boys (3.20pm - 4.05pm)
The Groovies were formed in the late 70s and then promptly broke up over musical similarities, only to re-form 34 years later, bravely under the original name. They play energetic rock and pop classics, based mostly around the late 70s and early 80s, with no added fancy guitar solos, just the tracks as they were originally released. They are all local and the new boy is Dave McGeachie, whose estate agency is the 2018 Fair Main Sponsor
Nark Drool and the Shudders (4.30pm - 5.15pm)
Nark Drool and the Shudders are St Margarets only genuine rock'n'roll band, recreating the dance hall favourites of the late 50's and early 60’s, with a repertoire ranging from Elvis and Brenda Lee at one end to twangy guitar instruments, smoochy teen ballads and doo wop songs at the other. They've been doing it since 1980 so they must know what they're up to!
Groove Manoova (5.40 pm - 6.45 pm)
Groove Manoova are a quality 10-piece funk band with pedigree musicians who love the music, love a crowd and love playing together and it shows. They provide great high energy, quality funk that creates the perfect party atmosphere.
And.... The St Margarets Elastic Band will once again be supporting the Fair with their wonderful range of music including big band, Broadway hits, jazz and English wind band concert pieces. Look out for them on the main field
The Dog Show
The now famous St Margarets Fair Dog Show returns for its 14th year. Compete in our fun categories, including the legendary ‘Leave the Sausage’ Challenge. Entry is £5 per category (includes a gift bag) with all proceeds going to our selected charities.
This year, the categories are:
· Handsome Hound
· Gorgeous Girl
· Cutest Puppy - up to 6 months of age
· St Margarets Got Talent: tricks, fancy dress, impersonations – entertain us!
· Best Rescue Dog
· Waggiest Tail
· Golden Oldie 8+ years
· ‘Leave the Sausage’ Challenge - for the Butch Parker Trophy
· Best in Show
Register on the day between 12.00 – 1.15pm (please register early as spaces in each category are limited). Show starts at 1.30pm
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.
Sponsored by Vets in St Margarets