All the fun of the fair

The last bank holiday in May plays host to one of the most popular events in the South Hams, The Prawle Fair.

Held in Devons most southerly village, East Prawle is a short 10 min drive from Beeson Farm. An afternoon spent at the Fair is like stepping back to a bygone age, so put on your sepia tinted spectacles and enjoy all the old family favourite attractions such as swing boats, children’s train ride, test your strength, slippery pole, hoopla, raffles, children’s tug of war, maypole dancing and lots more.

The fair opens at 2pm on the village green outside the Pigs Nose Inn with the traditional raising of the glove (dont ask us why, we aren’t sure!) followed by a children’s fancy dress competition. Later in the afternoon there is an opportunity to exhibit your leggy charms in the knobbly knees and handsomest ankles contests!

There is live music on the green all afternoon and refreshments are available from various stalls around the fair, and of course from the Piglet Cafe and the Pigs Nose Inn.

The Prawle Fair is a great community effort with lots of the villagers involved in one way or the other. It is run annually to raise money for the upkeep of Prawle Community Hall and to support various local good causes.

To round off the day there is always an after party at the Pigs Nose with live music.

Entrance to the Fair is free. Parking is just £2 per car.