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July 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 07 July
09:00 - 17:00
RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2018

On Saturday 7 July, the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day takes place. The Somerset air station’s gates will be open to an expected 40,000 visitors!

The show will includes over five hours of dazzling flying displays with the attendance of fast jets, historic warbirds, helicopters, formation display teams and aerobatics. The aim is to display the world’s most capable pilots and their aircraft, both flying and static, providing a chance to see some magnificent equipment and meet our professional personnel in a family-friendly environment in the year of engineering.

There will be a vast range of attractions from the latest defence technology exhibitions, engineering fairs and service displays to trade stalls, arena displays and the chance to meet pilots and even sit in the cockpit! For the thrill seekers, there will be simulators, fairground rides and helicopter pleasure flights to enjoy. This show has everything to keep the whole family entertained.

Whether you are a first timer or a dedicated aviation enthusiast, the Air Day has something for everyone.


RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8LSContact: RNAS Yeovilton
Telephone: 03301003654
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Sat 14 July
11am - 5pm
Gardens open in aid of St Margaret's Hospice

Visit three lovely private gardens just a couple of miles apart on the Dorset/Somerset border. £3 per garden or £7.50 all three, and relax with tea and home made cake at Fox Hill:

Harvard Farm BA22 9SZ open 11am to 5pm

Frankham Farm DT9 6JT open 2pm - 5pm

Fox Hill BA22 9SZ open 11am - 5pm (teas)


BA22 9SZContact: Susan Ross
Telephone: 07594427365
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Sat 21 July
10am-4pm
Leigh Food Fair and Vintage/Classic Car/Bike Show

Great Show not to be missed.

Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers.  The Stallholders will include:-  Alweston Jam and Chutney Empire, , Chocolate Arthouse, Dorset Blue Viney,  Devon Fishcakes,  Fussels Fine Foods, James’s Cheeses,  James’s Forager Spirit, Lavender Blue Food Company, Liberty Cakes, Little Groves Nursery, Meat Free Martha, Oxfords’ Bakery,  Reads Coffee Roasters, Percy’s Bakery, Somerset Cider Brandy Co., Somerset Charcuterie, Tim Hurren’s Icecream Trike, Unusual Pork Pie Co., White Post Gate Honey, Wraxall Wines, Wyld Meadow Farm, and Yarty Cordials. 

A variety of interesting Vintage/Classic cars & motorbikes will be on display.

Barbecued Hamburgers & Sausages, Refreshments, Ice cream, Beer and Cider will be here! Entertainment includes children’s activities.

It will be opened by Katharine Wright of Dorset Food and Drink.

This is proving to be a very successful show, AND will, of course, be in our amazing Village Hall.  Please spread the word to your friends and relations – it really is a day NOT to be missed.

Proceeds go to Leigh Village Hall, The Hub, Yeovil and St Andrew’s Church, Leigh and other charities.

Adults £2, children under 15 Free

 


Leigh Village Hall, DT9 6HLContact: Elizabeth Turnbull
Telephone: 7790863518
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August 2018Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 25 August - Sun 26 August
10am-5pm daily
Oak Fair

The Oak Fair will once again be held on the August bank holiday weekend.  For anyone who hasn't visited before, this is a special event for those interested in woodcraft, timber, conservation and the countryside.  There is something that will appeal to all members of the family including over 200 exhibitors, events in our arenas including The Heavy Horse Logger team who compete a number of challenges over the weekend, Mere Down Falconry who bring a variety of birds of prey that put on amazing displays and Have A Go Archery which is available to everyone to try!  

We also have tree climbing and zip wires for the younger visitors to experience and  Avalon Axes who demostrate axe throwing as well as letting all our visitors have a go!  Market Square will be buzzing with local food and drink producers with the Childrens Area situated nearby that will have a range of workshops for all family members to take part in and scarecrow making!

There will also be performances in St Barnabas church over the weekend, Saturday will see Bagatelle returning to perform two short concerts and on Sunday the William Barnes Society.


Stock Gaylard on the A3030Contact: Katy Love
Telephone: 01963 23511
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