Rustic Fayre 25th Anniversary

Since it began, the Rustic Fayre has raised in excess of £200,000 for local clubs and charities

Caption: Since it began, the Rustic Fayre has raised in excess of £200,000 for local clubs and charities

Events | Posted: Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 8:49 am | return to news

Rustic Fayre celebrates its 25th anniversary

Verwood’s favourite day out, the Rotary Rustic Fayre, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and everyone is invited to join the fun at Potterne Park

Since it began, the Rustic Fayre has raised in excess of £200,000 for local clubs and charities

Caption: Since it began, the Rustic Fayre has raised in excess of £200,000 for local clubs and charities

The Silver Rustic Fayre, run by Verwood Rotary Club, will take place on August Bank Holiday Monday.

Among the crowd-pulling arena acts at the Silver Rustic Fayre will be Olivants Big & Little horse display. Some of the usuals will also be there: dog agility; terrier racing, (guaranteed to make you laugh), and that messy sport of egg catching.

Set to attract thousands, the Silver Rustic will also include 80+ stalls, live music, 250 classic vehicles and a pet show. Monster Bounce, Punch & Judy and Circus Whizz will keep the kids amused, whilst Pimms, beers and wine will be for adults only, and it wouldn’t be a Rustic Fayre without a BBQ and the duck race.

“Rusty” Vern Harris has been pivotal in organising the event for the last 25 years. “I’m not sure how I got the job in the first place,” he told mags4dorset. “It must have been a lot easier than trying to pass it on now. From a very tentative start in 1994, Verwood Rotary Club has built the ‘Rustic’ into Verwood’s favourite day out; and that in itself is very rewarding for me and all involved.”

Does he love organising the event?

“Not until the Tuesday after, when I know we’ve had another successful ‘Rustic Fayre’. Then we’re able to donate the proceeds to local good causes. That’s what it’s all about, and that’s when I ‘love it’,” said Vern.

mags4dorset has provided the programmes for this great day out for the last 15 years.

To become part of the Heath Watch team visit http://www.pulfordpublicity.co.uk/publications/rotary-rustic-fayre/#!/catalogue for more information.

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