West Show News and Updates
Posted on 20/06/2016
by Andrew Le Brun
WEST SHOW ASSOCIATION
Western Parish Fete – 9 July 2016
Supported by the Channel Islands Co-operative Society
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The West Show Association are pleased to announce that they will be bringing the ‘Western Parish Fete’ to St. Peter for the third year in a row. The event will take place on Saturday 9 July from 10am until 5pm, at Manor Farm, St. Peter. The event is free entry.
The four western parishes come together to put on a traditional style Jersey country fair on a working farm in St. Peter. In recent years around 2,000 Islanders visit the show, taking advantage of free entry and a great day out, especially for families.
Attendees can enjoy live entertainment from school children and youth groups, as well as a working farm animal section, horticultural marquee to include the annual schools’ vegetable wheelbarrow competition, cream teas, hamburger, hot dogs and Classic Herd ice-cream. Donkey rides will be offered during the day and younger children can enjoy inflatable helter skelter, slides, pirate ship, swing boats, vintage carousel and much much more.
This year’s main attraction will be the hugely entertaining Donkey Derby races organised by Hunt’s Racing Donkeys. Also this year, the Jersey Falconry Club has confirmed that they will be displaying their birds.
Dairy farmer Darren Quenault, who hosts the show at Manor Farm, St. Peter said “We are just trying to remind people that there’s an agricultural and horticultural community in Jersey and to keep rural activities of the Island at the forefront of people’s minds”
“The Channel Islands Co-operative Society is proud to support the Western Parish Fete including the children’s vegetable growing and mini wheel barrow competitions. Community events are an integral part of island life and we are passionate supporters of local. Therefore we understand the importance of keeping agricultural and horticultural events alive and you never know, some of these green fingered youngsters might be our suppliers of tomorrow.” said Colin Macleod, CEO, Channel Islands Co-operative Society.
The Western Parish Fete is a traditional Jersey country event which aims to maintain the existence of Jersey’s traditions and customs. In doing so, it is the committee’s aspiration that Jersey children and their families, local residents and visitors can experience Jersey country life in the form of horticulture and agricultural demonstrations.
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