This years fair is to be held on Saturday 9th June 2018
please be aware the road through the main village will be closed officially from 10:30 - 17:00 in order to provide a safe environment for stall holders and event staff while setting up for the Fair
This is the third year of the Buckland Bounder, a scenic multi terrain run of around 6 miles, starting in Buckland Monachorum as part of the annual Summer Fair. The event is open to participants over the age of 16 years, the numbers being limited to 200.
If you wish to have a stall at the Fair please click this link to email Gary or Lisa
So far we have the Plymouth City Pipe Band booked as well as the Family Dog Show.
We are working on a theme for the fancy dress and it may have something to do with the Plymouth 400 Anniversary.
There will be the usual Hog roast, burger stand and ice cream van.
The Baptist hall will be available for teas, coffees and cakes.
We hope to have a variety of stalls.
We are trying to arrange some vintage tractors and static steam engines to be on display to add an alternative attraction.
Further details to follow...
Next meeting 24th April in the Drake manor Inn at 20:00
Buckland Monachorum Summer Fair has been traditionally held on the second Saturday in June for many years and the event seems to have developed from an older Village event known as the May Revels. For many years the Fair was held in the grounds of Pound House and for years took place in the grounds of the village primary school, St Andrews. The organising of the day is undertaken by Groups and Charities within the Parish and all profits from the day are shared by these organisations.
The Fair is now held in the street running through the village. The Fair normally begins at 13:00 with a fancy dress parade which starts at the Village Hall and ends outside the church. We have marching band who lead the parade. We have lots of stalls, refreshments and a family dog show. The Fair closes at around 16:30.
We do close the road officially from 10:30 - 17:00 in order to enable stall holders and groups to prepare for the day in a safe environment
We look forward to seeing you on the day.
The current committee consists of:
Chairman ~ Gary Baird
Secretary ~ Lisa Baird
Shirley, Jan, Celia, Barry, Jim, Garth, Lucy, Matthew, Bruce, Kate, John, Juliette, Big Dave, Stephen, and all newcomers are most welcome.