Soham Pumpkin Fair has been running since 1975 and is held annually on the last Saturday in September.
Every year we raise money for local charities, while providing the community with an enjoyable day out.
In the morning, between 9.30-11.30, we are busy booking in entries for our various competitions; then in the afternoon we open to the general public.
The 45th fair will be on the 28th September and our theme for 2019 is the ’75th anniversary of the Soham Rail Disaster’.
To commemorate this there will be lots of competitions linked to the theme, including a children’s fancy dress competition. There will also be displays from Dad’s Army Singers; A George Formby Ukelele Tribute; Soham Museum; Bygones & Scrapbooks and Soham Heritage & Tourism Group among others.
This year for the first time, we will be holding a pet show run by Perfeq Pets. There will also be performances from local schools and groups including Ferret Racing, Irish Dancing and Martial Arts.
There are regular favourites appearing too: the Zorbs; a collection of classic vehicles; charity stalls; a craft tent; a fun fair and of course a BBQ, Refreshments and a wide range of food and produce.
We end the afternoon with a Raffle and Prize Giving Ceremony.
This year’s beneficiaries are: St Andrews Church – to help with the restoration project; Soham Community Group – to help fund the new day centre and Friends of Soham Village College – to help improve outdoor seating areas for their students.
Hope to see you all there!
You can access a copy of our brochure at: http://www.sohampumpkinfair.co.uk/documents/SPF_Brochure_2019.pdf
Press release from Soham Pumpkin Fair