Why change a winning formula? On 1 September for the 23rd year, Drayton Street Fair will be celebrating the end of the summer. The aroma of bacon rolls will once again drift down School Street, as the roads are closed to traffic, heralding the village’s annual mix of music, craft stalls, food and traditional entertainment.
Last year more than two thousand visitors enjoyed the day and the seventy plus craft and produce stalls did brisk business. It’s a real country day out from the hog roast to the Tombola.
This year, the Drayton Crown will be back at the centre of the fun, with the children’s entertainment in the pub garden – including appearances from Mr Punch and Malcolm the Magician. Plus there will be a few surprises for kids of all ages and children can sample the pub’s newly built children’s play area.
Classic cars have always been one of the mainstays of Drayton Street Fair and this year they will have a paddock of their own to show themselves to full advantage – from the humblest (shiniest) Morris Minor to the flashiest Aston Martin.
Michael Kennet, who chairs the Drayton Street Fair committee, said ‘ Drayton Street Fair is about delivering a great day out while raising money for good causes and we were delighted to be able to share the proceeds from last year’s Street Fair between BIBIC (the children’s charity based in Langport) Drayton’s Forest School and the village hall. This year we will be supporting a number of village projects including Drayton Remembers, a commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War to tell the stories of the men whose names are on the village war memorial.’
Drayton Street Fair is from 11.00 to 4.00 on September 1st. Entry £1 (free for children under 10) and parking is free.