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Annual Sweetcorn Fayre returns in August

Fri 10 May 2013

Annual Sweetcorn Fayre returns in August

Visitors planning a trip to the Isle of Wight in August might like to check out the culinary delights of the annual Arreton Barns Sweetcorn Fayre, which will be taking place on the 28th and 29th of the month.

Situated at Arreton Old Village, the event will help to raise funds for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and promises to be a fun weekend for all the family, packed with vintage craft stalls, fete attractions, fairground rides and plenty to keep kids of all ages entertained.

Cheese and wine tasting sessions will take place each day for parents, while more than 40 local beers and ciders will be on offer.

Visitors will also have the chance to pop their own popcorn, try their hand at making corn fritters, while also receiving expert tuition on the workings of a traditional steam-powered corn mill.

Entry will cost £2.50 per person, but under-11s can get in for free, while the fayre will take place each day from 10:00 to 17:00 BST, although the public house The Dairyman's Daughter will stay open later.

Other events that are taking place in the coming months to help to raise funds for Earl Mountbatten Hospice include the upcoming 2013 Isle of Wight Cycling Festival.

Set to take place from September 14th to 29th, the festival will attract hundreds of avid cyclists from the UK and beyond, as entrants take on a gruelling course across the island.

It will see a 70-mile endurance race - the Wightlink Wight Challenge - taking in all parts of the Isle of Wight, with 10,000 spectators expected this year.

Councillor David Pugh, leader of the Isle of Wight Council, said: "The cycling festival is a very popular event attracting thousands of cyclists to the island to enjoy our varied cycling terrain and stunning scenery."ADNFCR-3083-ID-801583952-ADNFCR

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