Warlingham Flute Band
Enter a team of eight in the Tug o' War tournament
I predict a riot from Historia Normannis
Warlingham Dance Studio

Warlingham Fair 2018

Axemen 1

Headlining this year’s Warlingham Fair arena events, on June 16, will be the spectacular Dorset Axemen, who use saws, axes and massive sections of tree to put on a display that mixes danger, competition and amazing feats of strength and endurance; all without a chainsaw in sight.

In its separate arena, will be the ever popular Valgray’s Fun Dog Show. If you have a pet dog, you stand a real chance of winning one of the categories, such as: Most Handsome Dog, Prettiest Bitch, Best Junior handler, Scruffiest Dog etc.

New this year will be a land train which will give rides around the Nature Reserve.

In the arena, there will also be the extremely popular regular events of Dog It’s a Knockout from Valgrays and the annual Tug o’ War tournament; for which we desperately need adult teams of eight. The prize is the equivalent of a firkin of beer (72 pints).

Other support has come from local funeral directors Rowland Brothers, which sponsors the publicity leaflets, CR6 Magazine, which distributes them for free, and estate agents Rayners, which sponsors the banners around The Green and the banner at the main entrance.

The fair, as always, will takes place at Blanchman's Farm Local Nature Reserve, Limpsfield Road, Warlingham, opposite Bond Road. The official opening will be at 11am and the fair will close at 4pm.

The fun starts with the fair’s biggest ever parade around The Green at 10.45am to lead the crowds to the field for the 11am opening. This will include North Down Drummers, classic cars, the May Queen and her entourage, Surrey Freemasons, the Widows Sons motorcycle club, the 4th Infantry Division army vehicles, Warlingham Horticultural Society and a 52ft long Land Train.

On the stalls side there is something for all the family, including the traditional funfair, craft tent, beer tent and barbecue, with plenty of places to sit and watch the fun; including straw bales all around the arena.

To encourage people to stay at the fair throughout the day and buy a £2 programme, which helps defray the increasing cost of staging the fair, there will again be an hourly lucky programme draw, with the chance to win £25 in cash – sponsored by CR6 magazine. This year the final prize has been doubled to £100.

Says fair chairman Jeremy Pursehouse: “As always, our aim is to stage an all-day event for all the family. We hope families will spend the whole day at the fair, as there is plenty to see and do and lots to eat and drink. We have planned as much fun into the day as we can.

“The one thing we can never plan for is Tug o’ War teams. To make the tournament a success, we need people to enter. We are looking for teams of eight adults or children that would like to enter.”

To enter call Jeremy Pursehouse on 01883 623025, or check in at the control caravan as early as possible on the day.

As always, the organisers are looking for volunteers to help on the day and before. To volunteer, or for further information, send us a message, call 01883 623025, follow us on Twitter or join the Warlingham Fair Facebook group.