Highnam Court Spring Fair tickets on sale
“Tickets are on sale for the best-value family day out in Gloucestershire,” is the message from the organisers of the Highnam Court Spring Fair. The popular two-day event has become a major fixture in the county’s event calendar, attracting 5,000 visitors last year and raising over £30,000 for three local charities: The Pied Piper Appeal, Gloucester Cathedral and the NSPCC.
“Ticket prices have been held at only £5.00 in advance with children under 12 free, and that even includes parking. We think it can’t be beaten for a great value family day out.” said Chairman Marilyn Hughes. “The price rises to £6.00 on the door, so it pays to get your tickets early”, she added.
The organisers have worked hard to make sure that there is plenty to keep all members of the family entertained including metal detecting, a medieval village, stone and wood carving, a Floral Marquee, classic cars, music, dance and extensive shopping with plants and crafts stalls. For the younger visitors there is a dedicated children’s tent with Arts and Crafts activities, treasure hunt, Rainbow Trail and Toddlers Corner.
The Fair runs on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May from 10.30am to 5.00pm (last entry is at 4.00pm). Advance tickets costing £5.00 each are available from Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Tourist Information Offices, Gloucester Cathedral Shop and The Pied Piper Office on 08454 226119.
Telephone Enquiries: 08454 226119
Activities, Entertainments & Events for Highnam Court Spring Fair 2011:
Hucclecote Metal Detecting Club
Pillowell Silver Band (Saturday only)
Tewkesbury Town Band
Army Cadet Force Corps of Drums by kind permission of Colonel Rawson TD (Sunday only)
Bhakti Tribal Belly Dance (Saturday only)
England's Glory Morris Dancing (Saturday only)
Rod Crisp Rhythm & Blues Band (Saturday only)
Stone Mason Carving Display by Carrie Horwood
Instant Art Gallery for Children
A Rainbow Trail for the under 7's
Pied Piper Clowns
Plants for Sale
Wood Carving & Sculpture
Young People's Activities
St Paul's School Samba Band (Sunday only)
Plus many more activities and exciting events for people of all ages
Highnam Spring Fair is proud to show a range of classic cars dating back from 1925 almost up to the present day. The show features Rolls Royce and Bentley cars, from large formal limousines to two-door open sports cars.
There's the chance to step back in time, and experience life as it was in the year 1350. Visitors can walk through the tented village and watch the mercenaries prepare for battle, see how their arrows and armour are made and smell the food being prepared. They can also watch the Barber/Surgeon and his pet leech Archie operate on the wounded soldiers on the field of battle. 'This is living history with a difference' from the Freemen of Gwent.
Highnam Court Spring Fair’s Floral Art Competition is aimed at individual flower arrangers, members of flower clubs and anyone else who simply wants to arrange flowers to try their luck. The Floral Marquee is also the venue for demonstrations by national and local demonstrators from the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies. There is a gardeners' clinic, talks on garden maintenance by professional gardeners and stalls selling flower arranging accessories.
An extensive tented village of craft, gift and garden related stalls. Plants and garden machinery, a wide range of bags, scarves, jewellery and homeware through to food, sweets and drinks.
Catering & Refreshments
Refreshments will be available all day in the Terrace Café. Operated by NSPCC volunteers, with proceeds helping to support the work of the NSPCC in Gloucestershire. Selections to include home-made cakes, ploughman's lunches, barbequed food, sandwiches, snacks and cream teas. A wide range of drink, including a Pimms Tent will also be available.