The 5th annual Sweetcorn Fayre is taking place this weekend on Saturday 24th & 25th September at Arreton Old Village. Based on a traditional village fete, the fayre has plenty to entertain the whole family, especially all food lovers.
The emphasis is on great Island food, supplied by Farmer Jacks and celebrating wonderful ways to enjoy Isle of Wight-grown sweetcorn.
There will be the chance to experience cooking tutorials, demonstrations and a cook-along tent where you can enjoy creating a delicious sweetcorn fritter whilst the kids make their own bag of popcorn. Farmer Jacks will be offering sausage making demonstrations as well as cheese and wine tasting throughout the weekend. All visitors can also try the Maize Maze for just 50p.
The team from Arreton Old Village will be attempting to break a world record for the largest sweetcorn fritter so there’s sure to be enough for everyone to try. There are plenty more sweetcorn related competitions for you to take part in, why not try and beat the record for the sweetcorn eating competition that currently stands at 19.6 seconds.
With all this food on offer, you’re bound to need something to wash it all down and the Dairyman’s Daughter, the old village’s local pub will provide all the refreshment you need. The free house is holding a real ale festival with a range of over 40 beers and ciders from all over the country.
Entry to the Sweetcorn Fayre is just £2.50 per person and children under 11 go free, with gates opening at 10am with the fayre finishing at 5pm each day. Parking is plentiful, free and the number 8 bus stops right outside. Proceeds go to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
On Monday 26th September at 7:30pm the Dairyman’s Daughter will host the annual Isle of Wight Conker Championships. All are welcome, admission is free and conkers will be provided.