Pulborough’s famous free Harvest Fair to celebrate all things Sussex

Pulborough Harvest Fair SUS-140917-104258001
Pulborough Harvest Fair SUS-140917-104258001

On September 27 at 11am, Pulborough’s famous free Harvest Fair will open its gates for the largest and most spectacular Village Fair in the area – this year sponsored by the Oddfellow’s Arms which is now under new management.

The Fair celebrates all things Sussex - with Sussex brewers, bakers, craftsmen, musicians, animals, tractors and much, much more – everything only from Sussex - including our celebrities!

Our Sussex celebrities this year include Sue Jameson, the famous actress and television personality, who will presenting prizes and signing her new book on horses called ‘Pony Tails’.

While continuing with the horsey theme we expect to have Leighton Aspell, the Pulborough jockey, who won this year’s Grand National on Pineau de Rea, and the whole event will be opened by our MP Nick Herbert who will also judge the scarecrows.

The 2014 Fair has the old favourites like the traditional Harris Brothers Fun Fair, the food and drink section, now bigger than ever and sponsored by So-India, with music provided by the West Chiltington Silver band, local craft stalls plus the children’s favourite - the flying bears from the church tower will still be there, sponsored by Comyn and James (estate agents) as well as lots in the church including the fabulous display by the Pulborough Garden Society.

Additionally there are new arena events, new stalls, new activities and new competitions in both the Fair field opposite the Chequers Hotel (RH20 1AD) and the adjacent Parish church.

For children there is an amazing scarecrow competition, the Tomfoolery children’s show and then for all visiting the Harvest Fair with their favourite pet, a wonderful fun pet competition judged by Arun Vets with rosettes for winners of each fun class - such as ‘The pet the judge would most like to take home!’

For adults and children there are other traditional competitions such as Wellie Throwing, Sack Races and Tug of War with prizes donated by LMC Auto Services and other local businesses.

Amongst the other events in the Guy Leonard Arena there is a free flight display of Birds of Prey , folk singing and dog displays.

Prior to the event free brochures will be widely available that include discount offers with local businesses as well as all the fair details and, on the day and before, a Harvest Fair Raffle Tickets with amazing prizes including £100 cash donated by Fowlers.

Free event parking is signed to local car parks, all within five minutes’ walk of the Fair and for those with walking difficulties there is a free shuttle-bus from the Lower Street Car park in Old Pulborough village.

For more information call the event organiser Rob Aylott on 01798-872823 & rob@robaylott.co.uk

Pulborough Harvest fair is organised by Pulborough Community Partnership – chair Alistair Smith – 01798-875264

Report and pictures contributed by Rob Aylott.