Topsham Town Fayre

PUBLISHED: 10:10 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:28 10 June 2010

Topsham Town Fayre brings a week of fun for the whole community. The cost of everything continues to rise and the committee would like to acknowledge the support of their major sponsors.

Topsham Town Fayre brings a week of fun for the whole community.

The cost of everything continues to rise and the committee would like to acknowledge the support of their major sponsors. Parsons Haulage donate lorries and drivers to enable local groups to enter motorised floats - without their support the carnival procession would look a little sad. Also their would be no Topsham Royalty float if it was not for the generosity of South West Communications.

There are many other people and organisations that help make the Town Fayre the event that it is - thanks to them all.

Saturday, August 16.

10.15am Brownies' Coin Trail outside Matthews Hall.

10.30am-noon Town Fayre Jazz Band outside Matthews Hall

10.30am-3.30pm Open day at Butts Park Allotments (with photo competition exhibition).

6pm Crowning of Topsham Royal Family on Quay outside Lighter.

6.30pm Junior Disco and Karaoke on Quay with The Essential Roadshow from Stuart Preestley.

8.30pm Music on the Quay with the Chris Stuckey Band.

Sunday, August 17.

10am Car Treasure Hunt starting from Woodbury Village Car Park, Flower Street - details from Sue Bendell (01392) 873753.

1pm Family Softball Tournament at Topsham Rugby Ground, supported by Exeter City Council Sports Development.

2pm Topsham Flower and Vegetable Show in Matthews Hall.

Monday, August 18.

10.30am Children's Pavement Art Competition (at Topsham School - Matthews Hall if wet).

3pm-7pm Croquet Challenge on Matthews Hall Green.

6.30pm Topsham Town Fayre Bingo at Matthews Hall - special guest caller Dave Brown, eyes down at 7.30pm.

8pm Cheese and Wine Tasting at the Malt House, Globe Hotel, tickets from Globe Hotel or on the door.

Tuesday, August 19.

10.30am Topsham Museum Summer Market and coffee morning at Museum, admission £1.50 inc coffee and biscuits.

2.30pm Dog Show on Matthews Hall Green, parade and judging from 2.45pm.

7.30pm Wheal Sophia North-West Morris Dancers Topsham Tour from Passage House via Globe to Lighter.

7.45pm Euchre Evening at Exeter Inn (sign on 7.45pm, start 8pm).

Wednesday, August 22.

7pm The Famous Topsham Pub-a-thon roving pub games evening - come and watch, teams already fully booked.

10.30pm Pubathon results and presentations at the Globe Malthouse.

Thursday, August 21.

10am-5pm Flower Arrangement Competition at St Margaret's Church.

11am Children's Flower Competition at Globe Malthouse

7.30pm General Knowledge Quiz at Globe Malthouse, forms from Topsham News or Globe Hotel.

Morris Dancing displays, 8pm Lighter Inn and 9pm Globe Hotel.

Friday, August 22.

10am-5pm Flower Arrangement Competition at St Margaret's Church.

Topsham Film Society Presentations at Matthews Hall:

5.30pm Wallace and Gromit

7.30pm South Pacific

Entry fee £2 per performance, wine and soft drinks, bar from 7pm.

Friday night live music at Drakes and Exeter Inn.

Saturday, August 23.

(CARNIVAL DAY)

It's generally impossible to find a parking space in the town itself, but free parking will be available at Topsham Recreation Ground. This is by the river at the end of Ashford Road (on the outskirts of Topsham, just before the Exeter Inn, on the main road southward from Exeter).

9.30am-12.30pm Flower Arrangenent Competition, St Margaret's Church.

10am - noon Family morning at Topsham Pool.

10am Brownies' Coin Trail and Live band Jazz Bag outside Matthews Hall.

10am Topsham Fire Station Open Day.

1.30pm Fore Street closed to traffic

2.30pm Town Criers' Procession from Matthews Hall to Globe

3pm Town Crier Competition at the Globe Hotel.

4.30pm: Children's Hour disco, karaoke, entertainment outside Matthews Hall

6pm-late Fore Street Fayre with stalls, refreshments, licensed bar

6.30pm Carnival Float judging at Elm Grove Road, followed by

7.30pm Carnival Procession

9pm: Music and dancing outside Matthews Hall, with music by live band Freeway Split

We sincerely hope that you will enjoy the Carnival procession and will show your appreciation by giving generously to the official collectors. However, for safety reasons, DO NOT throw coins at any float except the last appeal float.

HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE CARNIVAL

Finally, one last plea - please give generously to the carnival procession collectors. The procession is not a free show - it costs a lot of money to put on. The collection is one of our major sources of fundraising - so dig out those coins!

Shirley Hack

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