Barcombe Mills Country Show

The organisers of the Barcombe Mills Country Show are hoping for good weather this weekend so that they can improve on the £3,000 they raised last year for a local cystic fibrosis charity. Local farmer Poppet Cheal, one of the organisers told Viva Lewes that “the last two years have been great events but on both occasions it has rained, last year the whole of Saturday night was a wash out but we still raised a lot of money. Each year we choose a local children’s charity to raise money for, this year all proceeds will go towards Children with Autism.”
In all likelihood this year’s event will be even better than before, it is certainly bigger. Local builder, Jason Winter, the show’s other organiser told Viva Lewes “we will probably have between 60 and 70 stalls this year selling a range of crafts and local produce, these will include anything from hand made walking sticks to organic fruit and veg.”

Also on offer will be a funfair, terrier racing, an exhibition of military vehicles, stock car racing, Swords of Albion (medieval fighting knights), vintage steam vehicles, SEVAC (fully working vintage farm machinery) and tug of war. There will be a hot air balloon ride at 6pm and live music from local band Flames from 7.30pm, which will accompany the BBQ and beer festival. Entry is free, with a £3 charge for all day parking - the parking will be stewarded by the Lewes Borough Bonfire Society who will provide the firework show at 10pm. KA

Pyromaniacs: Lewes Borough finish the night off with a
firework show. Pic courtesy of Sue Fasquelle
Bridge Farm, Barcombe Mills
When? Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August from 10am
How Much? £3 all day car park. BBQ is £6 per head

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