A Virtual Soham Pumpkin Fair 2020

We have regretfully had to take the decision that there will not be a Pumpkin Fair on the Recreation Ground this year.

However, we are running a virtual version with certificates and trophies being awarded to winners of our competitions as in previous years.

In these exceptional circumstances, we have decided to award extra prizes to:

• The child who enters the most categories
• The adult who enters the most categories

Our theme is ‘Our Planet, Our Soham’ and we will be promoting recycling /Climate Change measures inspired by Prince Willam’s ‘EarthShot` initiative https://earthshotprize.org/ So many of our competitions will be based on that theme.

Entries for the indoor competitions must be submitted online to our website by Saturday 19th September (with the exception of cordials, jams and chutneys which must be delivered to Jak Hibs by that same date ready for tasting by the judges 72 hours later).

Entries for the competitions that are usually weighed or measured still need to be entered online, but by 11am on Saturday 26th September. You will then need to bring them along to our ‘Drive-Through’ weigh in /measure off at Croft House Farm, Hasse Road, Soham, CB7 5UN.

If you are unable to enter online please bring entry form with you (we can arrange pick-up if you are unable to get there, just let us know). We will be open for weighing and measuring between 9.30 – 11.30am. All entries must be labelled before you arrive.

Unfortunately we will not be in a position to raise money for our beneficiaries this year, so these organisations will remain for the 2021 fair when we hope we will be back to our usual format. This year’s beneficiaries were to have been: Soham Men’s Shed, Cambridgeshire Wildlife Care, Soham Community Uniform Scheme.

However, we will be running a tombola at our weigh in (just to cover some of our costs for this year) – there will be the opportunity to win a variety of themed hampers!

Finally we would especially like to thank the following individuals and businesses who have supported us to be able to put on this alternative event: A & N.J Turner & Sons, Isleham Carrot Growers Ltd., Jak Hibs & Soham Books.

For more information visit www.sohampumpkinfair.co.uk

Press release from Soham Pumpkin Fair Organisers

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