A packed programme of fun at Hart Village Fair this weekend

Five hours of summer fair fun for all the family are on the way in a Hartlepool village.

Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 11:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 12:27 pm
Scenes from a previous Hart fair.

The Hart Village Summer Fair will swing into action from 11am on Saturday on the village playfield behind the school.

Janet Ord, one of the event officials, urged people to get along and enjoy what promises to be a great event.

Scenes from a previous Hart fair.

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“We are hoping for 350 people or more especially if we get good weather,” she said.

The event has long had association with the village’s St Mary Magdalene Church and Janet said it was nice to know the event was continuing in conjunction with the church.

An event beacon will be lit at 11.15am before the Hart Primary School Choir performs.

Maypole dancing gets under way at 11.30am, and a performance by the Bubble Manbegins at 11.45am before a fancy dress parade starts at noon.

Scenes from a previous Hart fair.

Children’s races, live music from the Hartlepool Ukelele Group, and medieval re-enactments are all planned later in the day.

There will be a dog show where categories will include the scruffiest canine and waggiest tail, and contests including welly hoying, a penalty shootout, scarecrow naming and a cake competition.

The fair lasts until 4pm and entry is £1 per adult of 50 pence per child.

It will also include attractions such as a bouncy castle, barbecue tent, coconut shy and afternoon tea.

Scenes from a previous Hart fair.

The packed day of activity has been organised by the Hart Village Joint Events Group who described the fair as “a voluntary event by the people of Hart Village for the people around Hart Village.

“We will be providing a fun day for all the family and proceeds from the day will help towards Hart Village’s fabulous annual firework display in November.”

Organisers have urged people to get in touch if they would like to help at the fair, or if they would want to set up a stall.

They are also calling on people to come forward if they have gifts to donate to the tombola.

Scenes from a previous Hart fair.

Those interested, any anyone who would just like to know more about the event, should call (01429) 266225 or speak to any member of the events group.

The full itinerary is as follows:

11am - Opening of the fair.

11.15am - Lighting of the beacon and singing from the Hart Primary School Choir.

11.30am - Maypole dancing.

11.45am - Performance by the Bubble Man in the main arena.

Scenes from a previous Hart fair.

12pm - Fancy dress parade.

12.15 pm - Childrens races.

1pm - Music from the Hartlepool Ukelele Group.

1.15pm - The Hart Dog Show in the main arena.

1.30pm - The Bubble Man performs around the field.

2pm - Medieval re-enactment in the main arena.

3pm - Results of the welly hoying, cake competition, penalty shootout, and scarecrow naming competitions.

4pm - The fair closes.

Scenes from a previous Hart fair.
Scenes from a previous Hart fair.
Scenes from a previous Hart fair.