One of Old Town Swindon’s most popular seasonal events – The Old Town Autumn Fayre – is returning with more new activities for 2015. This traditional style fayre in Christ Church grounds and new Community Centre will be held on Saturday 12th September 12noon – 4pm. With delicious food outlets, and live music from the superb Bill Bailey Jazz Band, vintage swing boats and traditional games from Hoopla to Beat the Goalie, there is something to entertain the whole family in this free to enter event.
New this year
Amongst this year’s new activities will be stunning Birds of Prey flying demonstrations with Falcons, Raptors, Owls and Eagles and a chance to handle these beautiful birds. And for the first 100 children there is a free teddy bear to claim!
Full range of refreshments – make a day of it.
Enjoy the real ale and cider tent, or indulge in a gorgeous cake in the decorative Tea Garden. If you fancy hot and savoury there will be a selection of delicious stalls including locally sourced burgers and sausages and African street food dishes.
This year we are running a Silent Auction and to give it its best possible start we are sending it to you and many other friends in the hope and expectation you will find something you would like to bid for. If you can’t make it on the day – you can still take part using our on-line auction bidding form. Local businesses and friends have donated a fantastic range of items for you to bid for -all profits go towards supporting the work of Christ Church in the local community and further afield. Find out about the items on offer and make a bid here.
Craft stalls and Local Produce
If a spell in the stocks isn’t your thing, there’ll be craft and heritage stalls, plants to brighten up your garden and local produce to purchase. If you are feeling fit you can try your hand at bell ringing a mere 46 steps up into the church tower!
Event Organiser Daphne Hardwick said: “After the success of last year when so many local families enjoyed the fayre we are delighted to be introducing more new features and look forward to a another wonderful local community event. It’s going to be great fun and we look forward to seeing lots of people on the day. The new Community Centre @Christ Church which was opened by Nick Hewer last year has proved a massive hit with local groups and has provided a lovely new venue to support the Old Town Autumn Fayre.”