Silent Auction Lots 2017

Fairy Tale Farm 1 x family ticket
Crocodiles of the World 1 x adult & 1 x child ticket
Cogges Manor Farm 1 x family day pass
Clarimore Beauty Therapy, Charlbury, 1 x manicure voucher
The Cotswold Wildlife Farm, 1 x adult & 1 x child ticket
The Cotswold Falconry Centre 1 x family ticket
The Cotswold Motoring Museum 1 x family ticket
The Oxford Ice Rink 1 x skating voucher
Blenheim Palace 1 x family day ticket
Eynsham Hall afternoon tea for two
Wychwood Brewery VIP tour for 12
Wilderness Festival 2 x full weekend camping tickets
Matthew Greenfield 1 hour private yoga lesson
Paddy Gallagher ride to Stow on the Wold in a Morgan, with breakfast
Michele Marrietta 1 hour private pilates lesson
Royal Oak Printing whole day printing course with lunch

For further details and to make a bid, please come along on Street Fair Day, Saturday 16th September.

Bids will be accepted on the Auction Stall in Church Street, Charlbury, from 2pm till 5pm.

Children’s Art Competition Winners!

The theme of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ produced a very high standard of artwork which made the judges choice particularly difficult this year!  However, we are very pleased to announce our three winners of the Street Fair Art competition.

1st Alfie Thorpe, aged 9 yrs
2nd Genevieve Walkden, aged 6 yrs
3rd Jack O’Reilley, aged 7 yrs

The three winning entries will go to Tim to be framed/mounted as usual for display in the window of Cotswold Frames.   Alfie, Genevieve and Jack will be awarded prizes by the Chairman of The Art Society at The Street Fair.  All the remaining work will be mounted to exhibit alongside the work of the Charlbury Art Society in the Memorial Hall at the Street Fair. 

 

Children’s writer, Cas Lester will be opening The Street Fair this year!

We are delighted to have Cas to open our Street Fair this year and to judge the Children’s Fancy Dress.

Cas Lester used to make children’s television programmes for CBBC children’s drama like JACKANORY, KERCHING, BIG KIDS and THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER. But then CBBC moved to Manchester and Cas didn’t! She couldn’t, because her family are happily settled and rooted in Oxfordshire. So now Cas is writing books for children instead. Which is great because it means she can spend more time with her four children, and get to do lots of school visits and workshops, which she loves. Cas is Patron of Reading at Edward Field School in Oxon.

1000 Mile Highway playing at Street Fair

Back at the Street Fair for the first time in several years, 1000 Mile Highway were formed in early 2009 from local musicians from Charlbury and quickly put together a set of American roots music, country and country rock that immediately won them a massive fan base which now numbers in the 100’s!! We have played at several Festivals (including being the only band to play at every Wilderness, along with Cornbury, Riverside,  Nor Lye, Witney Music Festival and LibFest as well as some of Oxfordshires finest venues including The Bullingdon, Fat Lil’s,  Jericho Tavern, The Skittle Alley and The Wheatsheaf.
 Playing a mix of original songs and covers from the likes of Johnny Cash, Steve Earle and Bruce Springsteen, the band also take original songs from the American traditional songbook and add their own flavour to guarantee a night of foot-stomping country.
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This year’s Children’s Fancy Dress!!

ALICE IN WONDERLAND is the theme of this year’s Street Fair, and also the title of Tina’s wonderful Children’s Dance Show which will be performed on the day.

In keeping with the theme, the ever popular Memorial Hall Teas will take the form of THE MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY!

The Children’s Fancy Dress can be anything “Alice” related… the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, Alice herself…the possibilities are endless!  If you don’t want to dress up,  why not enter the competition with a hat fit for the Mad Hatter’s party!  Just come along to the Playing Close (Co-op end) at 1.15 pm on September 16th, and join in the fun.  There are prizes (kindly sponsored by Charlbury Co-op) for individual entries and one for the best group. Entry is free!

Tour of Britain cycle race coming to Charlbury!

Tour of Britain cycle race coming to Charlbury

The Tour of Britain – Britain’s only elite cycle stage race – will be coming to Charlbury in September.
The penultimate stage of the nine-day race will pass through Charlbury on Saturday 9th September. The racers will be riding from Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham, before a finish in Cardiff the next day. The Tour of Britain attracts many of the greatest bike riders in the world who in previous years have included Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome.
The route will enter via the Woodstock Road, then pass along Park Street, Church Street and Market Street before leaving via Dyers Hill. It is expected to pass around lunchtime. From Charlbury the race goes on to Shipton, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton, Stow, Winchcombe and Cheltenham.
To show the town at its best to riders, visitors and TV cameras, the Street Fair bunting will be strung up and a Big Town Tidy event is in the offing. On the day itself, we are hoping to organise family cycling events, stalls and rides. If you would like to help, please contact Richard Fairhurst  (11 Market Street).  Given Charlbury’s location on the railway line from London and Oxford, and the Saturday timing, we are expecting big crowds!