Isle of Wight Sweetcorn Fayre

29 September to 30 September 2012

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Great Family Fun!  Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September 2012, 10am to 5pm daily.  Only £2.50 per person - proceeds to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.  See last year's pictures at Flickr and follow the Fayre on Facebook

Arreton Old Village - plenty of free parking on site.  

The annual Isle of Wight Sweetcorn Fayre celebrates the sweetcorn harvest, and everything that is good about the Island. Meet Bob the Cob and his cousin Rob, taste barbecue sweetcorn and sweetcorn chowder.  Have a go with the sweetcorn eating competition - can you beat last year's 19.6 second record??   While you are with us, try to get through the Maize Maze for the full sweetcorn experience!

SWEETCORN IN SPACE!  This year we'll be trying to get a sweetcorn cob into space - NASA are on standby and we've warned the international space station to expect a visitor!  More details comiong soon...

Lots of stallholders with local goodies to eat and gifts to buy, and visit the Arreton Old Village craftsmen.  The Dairyman's Daughter will be hosting a beer festival with more than 30 real ales, and will have a full menu of delicious dishes for lunch and dinner.

Entry donation £2.50 per person, children aged under 12 free.  Includes entry to the Animals Games Maize Maze for only 50p. Donation to Earl Mountbatten Hospice and Lions.  Last year we raised over £8000 - not bad eh!  Help us exceed the total in 2012 by giving generously.

Attractions include:

  • Meet Isle of Wight Radio - broadcasting live from the Fayre 11am-2pm daily
  • Tractor rides
  • Fun competitions like welly wanging and treasure hunts
  • Sweetcorn eating competition - win Wightlink tickets!
  • World's largest sweetcorn fritter record attempt
  • Sweetcorn in space!
  • Children's entertainers
  • Bands and musicians - live entertainment for all the family
  • Hospice book and toy stall
  • Local food, craft and plant stalls
  • Display of art by Arreton St George's School
  • Meet Bob the Cob and his cousin Rob the Cob - Tommy Tomato will be there too!
  • Pop your own pop corn and make a sweetcorn fritter
  • Harvest festival in Arreton church
  • Beer festival in Dairyman's Daughter pub
  • Lots of yummy food - Farmer Jack's sausages, sweetcorn BBQ, sweetcorn chowder, fudge and lots more
  • Plus entry to the Maize Maze for only 50p!
  • Free entry to the Shipwreck Museum