The event of the summer

The Brockley Society has recently announced details of this summer's Hilly Fields midsummer fair - the highlight of BC's summer season, so we're very excited. This year's event will take place on Saturday 21st June, 12-5pm, on Hilly Fields.

It looks set to live up to previous years' festivities with highlights including:

- A steel band, displays of karate and birds of prey, salsa dancing;

- Old-fashioned fun including a tug of war contest, a dog show and a coconut shy;

- Competitions: cake decorating (theme = 'the Olympics'); Vegetable modelling; photography (theme = 'local cafe life'); self portrait (any medium).

- Entertainment including children’s rides, an animal farm, bouncy slide, a rodeo bull and a mini-train.

and let's not forget the vital tea tent and homemade cakes, as well as barbecue, Caribbean and Thai food, popcorn and candy floss for sustainance.

There's been no word yet on whether the Brockley Campervan Society will be turning up, but we greatly hope so ...

The plants and gardening stalls were very good in previous years, and it's also well worth looking out for all the bric-a-brac and second-hand stalls, as brilliant bargains can be picked up.

(Pics from the '06 Fair).


lb said...

Any chance they could combine the events, so that we get a dog tug-o-war and karate-chopping salsa dancers?

Tamsin said...

The first event of the summer - not the only one. There's Hillabaloo coming up on 19th July. (And in fact shenanigans in the Telegraph Hill Lower Park on 14th June.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the Salsa dancing birds of prey, or have I read that wrong?

APP&P Troll said...

Can we not have a cat show? One of my cats likes to play fetch like a Dog - I bet that might amuse some people!

Brockley Kate said...

Oh no! Rain this morning! Let's hope it clears up later.

Your loyal BC correspondents will be on the spot, documenting events, even if it has to be from underneath an umbrella!
Hope to see lots of you down there later ...

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