FAKENHAM FAIR – SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST 2012
This year’s Fakenham Fair was a great success once again. With just over 40 stands, 14 entrants to the procession and around 2000 people visiting in the first 3 hours, It was the biggest Fair yet. North Norfolk Radio compared the event brilliantly and also took part in the procession. There were arena events that included a Chinese Dragon dance, Tae-kwondo demonstration and a dance group. Sadly the arena events had to be cut short due to the bad weather as were the childrens races on health and safety grounds.
As well as events on the Millennium park, there was also a Farmers Market in the Square and a Craft Market in the Parish Church.
Back on the park, Music was provided by singer/guitarist Johnny Marriot, and some acoustic 50’s rock n roll was played by local duo “THE DATTY SHUD”. Both acts used the PA system provided by PJH sound systems, and the stage was loaned by GJL Animal Feeds. Power for the Stage was provided by FTC.
Laytons and G J Peel set up the fun fair along with Stocks, and the Churches together Were creating children’s activities. The Norfolk Wood Carvers sculptured some magnificent pieces and next to them, Back To The 40′,s provided a bit of nostalgia. Michealmass Fair entertained in their tee-pee with some traditional English folk music, performed by Pagan Angel.
In the sports village, there were demonstrations by Fakenham Bowmen, Fakenham Rugby Club and Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre. Fakenham Tae- Kwondo and Cromwell barn Fitness studio were present and Park Life members were rasing money by doing a virtual bike ride from Fakenham to Olivet on exercise bikes.
Many Charities and community groups adorned the boundary of the park including the newest community group FABCOM.
Fakenham Auto Club were once again present with some fine motors on display.
The Procession was led by Fakenham’s Olympic torch bearer, Diego, along with 2 chosen sports people from the town. 14 year old Amie Hutchison who has excelled in many sports in the county and Europe, and 7 year old Toby Scott, who is a regional gold medalist in Tae-Kwondo. 15 year old Emily Woodhouse was also chosen but was unable to attend due to an away cricket match. The parade leaders had their photos taken with Diego and then officially opened the Fair at 2pm.
Kick Start Fakenham would like to express their gratitude to all those who contributed to the day with stands, displays and procession floats, and also those who gave up their time to help set up and dismantle the marquees and hand out programs and direct stall holders to their spots. Most of all we would like to thank the members of the public who supported THEIR TOWN!
Printing of the Posters was undertaken by Newprint and Design ltd, and Flyers were kindly printed by Jim Baldwin of Fakenham College.