Summer Fayre 2018 - Sunday, 29th July - 12noon - 4.00pm ~ FREE ENTRY

On village football field, off the A40 near Witney, OX29 6XJ

Grand Raffle - £5 a book, £1 a ticket

Prizes include:

For more information, call Karen on 01993 771346 or email

This will be our 10th summer fayre bringing the village and local communities together. As in previous years, the summer fayre committee needs YOUR HELP to make the day a success. Many hands make light work and we plan that if enough people help, time on a stall will be kept to a minimum. We are hoping the day will be a big success, leaving us with profits to split between village causes and a similar event next year.
The committee would be grateful for the following :-

  • Adult / child tombola or raffle prizes e.g. wine, beer, smellies, unwanted gifts, children’s toys, tin of salmon, chocolates etc. - Karen Wilson
  • Cakes for the cake stall and refreshments - Janet Soame / Liz Ashwell
  • Offer to sell raffle tickets to friends / family / colleagues - you have until August to do this - Dean & Mai Jarvis
  • Donate produce or plants e.g. beans, tomato plants for the produce stall e.g. home made jams, pickle, honey, eggs, craft items etc. - Jane Lewis
  • Offers to put up posters - Karen Wilson
  • Help on a stall for 2 hours - any member of the committee
  • Offers to hand out fliers in Witney in the weeks before the event - Karen Wilson
  • Have a classic car, tractor or motorbike to display? - Phil Sullivan
  • Bring your family and friends along to the event
  • Enter your dog in the fun dog show
 If you can help in any way, please contact one of the committee.

Karen Wilson

We need your help!
Saturday, 28th July
Can you offer to help put up marquees? Move tables and chairs from village hall to football field.
Mark out the field, put up signs.
Sunday, 29th July
Setting up the stalls starts hours before the fayre starts. Again if you can spare an hour, come down to the field and offer your help.
We also are grateful for help tidying up & taking down the marquees.

South Leigh Summer Fayre 2018 Attractions (subject to change)

  • Aunt Sally
  • Archery
  • Tombola
  • Cake and produce stall
  • Craft stalls
  • Children's rides
  • Music
  • Historic vehicles
  • Pig roast
  • Barbecue
  • Teas & cakes
  • Ice creams
  • Eynsham Morris Men
  • Dance displays
  • Dog scenting demo
  • Family Fun Dog Show (3:15pm - contact us to register your dog) Prettiest bitch, most handsome dog, waggiest tail, best trick, fastest Boneo eater, best child handler (under 14)
The committee meet about once every month or so to plan the fayre and share ideas. If you would like to get involved, contact any of the committee.

Have you enjoyed the summer fayres? Do you have any ideas or contacts that would be great for a raffle prize, a stall or attraction? Please do get in touch with us and share your thoughts. If we can’t arrange it this year, we may be able to for next year.

As with previous fayres, the committee need your help to make the day a success. Nearer the date, we will be asking for help with manning stalls, making cakes, offering prizes for the tombola or raffle. Raffle tickets will be on sale before the fayre with great prizes once again.

Summer Fayre 2017 ~ Sunday, 30th July 2017

Thank you to all that helped to make this another successful day despite the best efforts of the weather!

Unlike last year where we had sun throughout, this year’s Fayre was set up with one eye on the dark clouds threatening to dampen the festivities. We were lucky that the rain held off and only started in earnest as the Fayre was winding down after another enjoyable day.

As always the Summer Fayre Committee would like to thank all the people who help make this the highlight of the village calendar! Your hard work and enthusiasm are commented on by visitors to the Fayre and the stallholders who turn up each year despite the vagaries of the weather in July. You can find photos of the festivities here.

We can’t thank everyone by name but we’d just like to mention the return of Janet Soame co-ordinating the cake stall along with baking some amazing looking cakes. Pam and Richard Catling organised ice-creams including making their own delicious seasonal berry concoctions. Sid and Sue Washington were back at the BBQ but Patrick and Sue Strainge took a well earned rest from the pig roast which this year was provided by Densham’s in Witney. The dog show was again hugely popular with the canine population of South Leigh (and their owners) so thank you to Anna for her judging skills.

Phil Sullivan organised the historic vehicle display and despite the risk of rain, many owners turned up to show off their beautiful vehicles. Martin Collett was unstoppable in his efforts to get the football field set up, stall holders and displays signed up, signage in place and parking co-ordinated. Will Howard put their horse box to non-traditional use in transporting tables and chairs from the village halls at South Leigh and Stanton Harcourt.

A more general thank you to those who manned a stall, donated tombola prizes, books and bric a brac, baked cakes, helped set up and take down the marquees and helped in the clearing up. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.

This year we had some changes in the Arena, the belly dancers were back but we were joined by the Charlbury Morris side, the Oxfordshire Home Guard (thank you to Graham Soame for signing them up) and a buskers tent (which Dean Jarvis not only organised but sang from). Our raffle was very generously supported by our two new local businesses, The Mason Arms and Just Cartridges who provided respectively the first and second prizes.

Here’s to the 2018 South Leigh Summer Fayre and some summer sun, the date will follow in due course but in the meantime if you have ideas for next year’s event or would like to help out on the committee, do get in touch!

The South Leigh Summer Fayre Committee

Raffle prize winners were:
A night at an Artist’s Residence
A stylish Field Coat
Tea for 2 at Eynsham Hall
Mac Tools
Wychwood Beers
Family photo shoot
Zumba Voucher
Sue Green
Jenny Street
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Derek Jarvis
Alan Wilson
Colin ℅ Martin Collett

Each year South Leigh Summer fayre donate profits to village causes and we thought you would like to see where the money has been going. South Leigh has a great community and there are lots of other events that also raise money for the village.

The Summer Fayre Committee met on the 26th November to decide on the allocation of this year’s profit.

The delay in allocating funds this year has been brought about by the very dilapidated state of the football hut and the possible need to fund a replacement. Our committee decided that despite that, we should allocate monies to village causes because that has been our sole aim in running the Fayres. The future of the hut, and in fact of the field itself, is something the village needs to decide and it is to this end that a joint meeting of Parish Council, Village Hall Committee, Summer Fayre Committee and any interested villagers will hopefully be arranged in the near future.
Village Hall St. James Football Club Playground
2009 400 200 100
2010 1000 1000 250 250
2011 850 1000 150
2012 2000 100
2013 2000 500 100 500
2014 1000 750 250
2015 750 750 250 250
2016 600 600 250 500
2017 600 500 200 1000
Totals £ 9200 5300 1550 2600