Soham Pumpkin Fair has been held on the last Saturday in September since 1975 and over the years has provided much needed funding for many local charities and organisations. It is a chance to show off some of the most impressive home produce, but there is much more to the Fair than pumpkins and other vegetables!
Our theme for 2018 is ‘Garden of Gold’. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and gardens of Gold symbolise the strength of children with cancer – they start life like tiny seeds which grow into beautiful flowers. Some of them go on to bloom every year, while others are destined to bloom for only a short time. When you look at these flowers, remember the children and help us to raise awareness so that more of them can go on to bloom every year.
As usual, there will be lots of competitions and displays including arena events performed by local schools and groups, including Ferret Racing, Kuk Sool Won (Korean Martial Arts) and Ely Irish Dancing.
Also on show: Chris’s Animal Encounters, Zorbs, vintage vehicles; bygones; charity and food stalls; craft and story-telling tents; a fun fair and of course a wide range of produce.
Our main beneficiaries are the three primary schools in Soham: The Weatheralls, St. Andrews and The Shade, who have all requested funding for outdoor equipment. We will also be donating some money to our local childhood cancer charity: The Liam Fairhurst Foundation.
All entries for competitions need to be in between 9.30-11.30am. The Fair will be opened to the public at 1.30pm by the Fairhurst family, and the fancy dress competitions top an afternoon of arena displays with the Prize-giving and Raffle completing the afternoon at approx. 4.30pm
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Press release from Soham Pumpkin Fair Organisers