CROWDS flocked to a county fayre in St Asaph for fun and games.
St Asaph Rotary Club’s second Country Fayre was bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event which was staged to celebrate the newly-awarded city status.
Up to 3,000 visitors were treated to a feast of entertainment throughout the day as well as hot food and refreshments, all produced locally and staffed by volunteers.
Foot-tapping music was supplied by the George Formby entertainers and the Beulah Silver Band while the eye-catching Batala Bangor Band dominated the show-ring with a vibrant percussion-inspired performance.
Children and adults were entertained in the main show-ring by working horses, sheepdog skills, performing ducks, birds of prey, organized children’s games and spectacular displays of horse and cannon from the famous Napoleonic Anglesey
Hussars who were reappearing by popular demand.
There were more than 80 stalls, a craft tent, alpacas, snakes, shire horses, Shetland ponies, circus skills, rally cars, tractors and much more.
Peppa Pig and her fairy princess helper were also on hand to make sure that everybody was having fun.
Mark Kane, president of the St Asaph Rotary Club said: “ I am absolutely delighted with the support we have received today and I can see our fayre becoming a permanent fixture in the North Wales summer calendar.
“It is too early to give an exact figure but I am certain we have raised many thousands of pounds for our Rotary charities and local community activities. I must thank in particular the army of volunteers who have made the day possible after six months of meticulous planning and a week preparing the site. It has been hard work but it has all been very worthwhile.”
Local shopkeeper Lisa Richardson added: “The fayre and our new city status have really put St Asaph on the map. It was even better than last year and my whole family had a great day.”
Next year’s Rotary St Asaph Fayre will be held on Sunday, August 17.
The Rotary Club of the City of St Asaph meets each Thursday at the Bod Erw Hotel at 7.30 pm. For further information contact secretary John Dicks on 01745 583824 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org