All eyes will be on the skies this Saturday (10th) as aerial activities top the billing at this year’s Tollerton Village Fayre.
Falcons, Hawks and Owls from Hawkeye Falconry will be swooping and circling the arena providing two thrilling displays from these magnificent birds of prey before the highlight of the afternoon as the mighty Lancaster Bomber of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight makes several fly pasts over the village.
There will also be the chance to get closer to the birds with ‘have a go sessions’ throughout the afternoon or for those looking to take to the skies a 25 foot climbing and abseiling wall to scale!
The event is free and takes place on Tollerton Open Space, with visitors asked to buy raffle tickets to help cover costs. Stalls open at 11.30am and entertainment starts at midday – opened by the Charnwood Symphonic Wind Orchestra who are back for a second year after delighting the audience in 2016.
This year the event has been extended into the evening with live music, food and refreshments until late. The Ocbrook Swing Band and sixties group the Left Hand Band will play the marquee from 4pm onwards.
The village fayre is organised to support local good causes and offers fun and entertainment for all ages. Stalls include games with Tollerton Brownies & Guides, a book sale to support Tollerton School, local home-grown plants, burgers and hot dogs from Harkers Farm Shop, jewellery, sweets, bouncy slide and beat the goalie.
There’s even more to do on the day with a chance to take a pony ride, race in the main arena, try using a defibrillator, test your cricket skills with Plumtree Cricket Club or enjoy a good old fashioned Punch and Judy show. Dog lovers can also enter their pets into a fun dog show starting at 12.30.
The Fayre has also retained local favourite the egg throwing contest and the Bake off and Brew off competitions which can be entered up to 12.30 on the day. There’s also a new competition for the best dressed teddy bear