Welcome to the Steeple Morden Harvest Fair 2016!

This year the fair will be held on Saturday 17th September from 12pm - 4.30pm at Steeple Morden Recreation Ground. There is something for everyone including arena events, live music, many stalls, car boot sale, fairground rides, classic cars and tractors, donkey rides, Scruff's Dog Show, games, tea, cake and beer tents, BBQ, the horticultural show, lots of children's activities and much more!

This year we plan to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday with a special award category at the horticultural show, a regally themed fancy dress competition (prizes for children and adults), a Right Royal Tea Tent and a special addition Pimms stall!

Main Events at the Fair

12.00 Welcome - opening of the fair and an overview of the day's events and attractions by local Member of Parliament, Heidi Allen

12.05 Opus 17 at the band stand - music from the swing band with the amazing voice of Kimberley Devonshire

12.50 Scruff's Dog Show in the main arena - show off your best friend' unique skills and talents in up to 8 classes (entries in by 12.30 at the admin tent)

13.45 Opus 17 at the band stand - back to play some more sounds from days gone by so visit the beer tent and pull up a chair (or straw bale)

14.30 Fancy dress parade - come and see the winners of the right royal fancy dress competition be crowned victorious (entries in by 14.00 at the admin tent)

14.45 Police dog display in the main arena - watch the team as they search for property, chase and detain offenders and protect their handler and other officers in dangerous situations

15.30 Fire and rescue display in the main arena - a demonstration of 'Smash and Splash' from the region's Fire and Rescue team

16.00 Tug O War in the main arena

16.10 Grand Prize Draw and Auction

The Horticultural Show

As usual the horticultural show is at the heart of the fair. This year's categories include garden produce, flowers, homecraft, photographs as well as junior classes.  We also have a new junior cup (The John Jarman Memorial Cup) in memory of John who ran the horticultural show and organised the fair for many years.   At only 30p per entry (15p for junior classes) it's well worth polishing your potatoes, reviving the family Victoria Sponge recipe or cultivating some crazy cress in the change of being awarded one of the prestigious class cups!

The classes for entry in the horticultural show can be found below. Pick up an entry form from the Steeple Morden Post Office or on the day - come and register your entries between 8.45am - 10.45am at the Steeple Morden Village Hall on the day.

Good luck and happy growing!

About the fair

The Steeple Morden Harvest Fair is one of the main events on the village calendar each year which traditionally takes place on the 3rd Saturday of September.  The fair is held at the Steeple Morden Recreation Ground and runs alongside the popular annual village horticultural show.  The event raises money for the village hall and several local groups in and around the village.

If you are wondering how to find us, Steeple Morden is located in South Cambridgeshire, close to Royston just off the A505. See the map below or nearest postcode for your sat nav is SG8 0NQ.

Calling all stall holders and car booters!

The Harvest Fair gives you a good opportunity for a spring clean! Bring along your wares from midday and join in the festivities!

If you would like to have a stall for yourself or your charity please contact us at steeplemordenharvestfair@gmail.com

Grand Prize Draw

Despite being at the back-end of the heatwave, the Fair proved to be another year-on-year success! Full details will be provided later but it would never have happened if it wasn’t for the organisers, volunteers, sponsors (especially Jeremy Clayton, Julian Overton Builders, ARJ Construction and Andy Moffat) and the local villagers of Steeple Morden! Acknowledgements must also be made to those who travelled from afar…Biggleswade, Letchworth, Royston and even Hitchin made an appearance! 

Well done to all those who entered the Regal Fancy Dress and also congratulations to all who received a prize- in Scruffs Dog Show, Horticultural Produce Show and the Tug-of-War! Winners of the Grand Prize Draw were:

£100 cash: Chris Hutter

Exclusive fine bone china plate: Pete Summers

Champagne bucket and 4 glasses: Goddard

Kitvision escape action camera: Celia Upchurch

Sunday lunch for two: Terry Caldera (?)

Meal for two: Nigel Hart

Pimms hamper: Roger (..984)

Produce hamper: Nettie (..538)

Bottle of champagne: Anne Hassall

Selection of gins: Mrs Prothero

Fine bone china mug: David Protero

Apron and tea towels: Clare Deane

Queen on a horse figurine: Jane Bruxton

Guardsman on a horse figurine Lunnon (..519)

Speciality teas: David Mccee (..380)

A flower tower (Wildwood Floristry): Yates (Craft Way, ..499)

Two bone china mugs: C. Blackburn

£10 voucher: D. Mitchell