Quirky vintage fair set to return

JPCT 010613 S13230340x Knepp Castle, Floral Fringe Wildlife Fair.  -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT 010613 S13230340x Knepp Castle, Floral Fringe Wildlife Fair. -photo by Steve Cobb

The Floral Fringe Fair 2014 is taking place on the weekend of May 31st and June 1st at Knepp Castle, West Grinstead, Nr Horsham, from 10.30am to 5pm both days.

Entry £6.50 (or £5.50 for the first two occupants of a pre-1975 vehicle) Classic and vintage vehicles will have a specially allocated parking area.

JPCT 200313 Floral Fringe Fair organisers Jean and Steve Jackman. Photo by Derek Martin

JPCT 200313 Floral Fringe Fair organisers Jean and Steve Jackman. Photo by Derek Martin

If in such a vehicle, dressing in appropriate fashion is especially welcome. Even better, bring your picnic gear and buy all the ingredients at the fair, from our local producers, for a picnic by the beautiful lake.

Children under 14 free. Well-behaved dogs on leads.

Directions to Knepp Castle can be found at www.knepp.co.uk

Knepp Castle is the subject of an unusual and nationally important re-wilding project and there will be the chance to learn more about this at the fair.

JPCT 010613 S13230242x Knepp Castle, Floral Fringe Wildlife Fair. Bridget Huggett and daughter Charlotte Johnston on their home grown flower and plant stall -photo by Steve Cobb

JPCT 010613 S13230242x Knepp Castle, Floral Fringe Wildlife Fair. Bridget Huggett and daughter Charlotte Johnston on their home grown flower and plant stall -photo by Steve Cobb

The Fair has a wildlife theme and features over 100 stalls of specialist nurseries, contemporary crafts, woodland products, vintage collectibles, local food producers as well as experts on butterflies, honeybees, bumblebees, birds and bats.

Words used by visitors to describe our fair last year were ‘quirky, quality, informative and friendly’.

The beautiful gardens at Knepp Castle, designed by Georgia Langton, will be especially open during the fair.

There will be a wide range of food to suit everyone and plenty of places to sit, pop-up vintage tearooms, local ale tent, crepes and gallettes, an unusual french potato stir-fry, freshly baked wood-fired oven pizzas, cooked as you wait vegetarian organic bhajis and pakoras, fruit smoothies, coffee, strawberries and cream, local icecream and many interesting food stalls from which to buy a picnic to eat by the beautiful lake.

All of our stallholders are independent, small businesses and not all of them have card machine facilities so please remember to bring lots of cash to the fair.

Contact jeanjackman@hotmail.com and 07939 272443 www.floralfringefair.co.uk

Please see Facebook Floral Fringe Fair for more details. Twitter @floralfringe

Pictured -Images of last year’s Floral Fringe Fair by Steve Cobb.