New Romney Country Fayre celebrates its 22nd year
By Rachel Hocking
The New Romney Country Fayre is set to return for its 22nd year on Saturday 30th July.
The hugely successful event is the largest free event on Romney Marsh, attracting over 7000 visitors last year with over 150 stalls, ranging from arts, fresh produce and local charities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Kicked off by a parade through New Romney High Street, visitors are invited to join the Musical themed procession from 10.15am to St Martin’s field and the Fairfield Road Recreation ground where the Fayre will be officially opened by the Mayor of New Romney at 11.15am.
Produced by an award-winning team of just 15 volunteers, visitors can explore two arenas full of activities and things to see such as falconry displays, the Southern Golden Retriever Display team, the Mini Marvels miniature horse team, dance groups and live music – all alongside the multitude of stalls.
The Committee who organise the New Romney Country Fayre are also working in partnership with the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, offering visitors the chance to ride one of their world famous one-third full size Steam & Diesel locomotives through the scenic countryside – arriving in New Romney in time for the parade.
For those who would prefer to drive however free parking is also to be provided.
With so much to see, it’s advised to arrive early as entertainment will finish at 5pm.
Listen to our interview with Caroline Wire, a member of the New Romney Country Fayre Committee, to find out more: