Despite some afternoon downpours more than 5,000 visitors still braved the rain to enjoy the Stock Gaylard Oak Fair on Saturday 25th August; the weather certainly didn’t seem to put people off this popular countryside event.
There really was something for everyone with falconry displays by Mere Down Falconry and an avenue lined with unique wooden crafts, from chopping boards and children’s furniture to baskets and mirrors. The large market square was a hive of activity selling some of the finest local food produce, while children enjoyed the tree climbing zip wire.
The weather may have turned mid afternoon but the atmosphere remained warm. The organisers have been inundated with positive feedback ever since the event on Saturday, especially about how efficiently they rescued the cars that got stuck in the mud in the car park. Andrew Langmead, founder and organiser of the Oak Fair says: “We were delighted with the turn out this year, many events have been cancelled this summer due to the weather, so it was fantastic to see so many people coming out to enjoy the great British outdoors.”
The Oak Fair will return on Saturday 24th August 2013 and tickets can be purchased in advance at www.bradsons.co.uk.