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Jazz marks start of Topsham Town Fair

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: August 16, 2014

Annual town fayre is set to start in Topsham

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It was all that jazz as Topsham Town Fayre opened today for a week long programme of fun events.

The train took the strain as jazz group Take A Train opened proceedings with a sessions outside the Matthews Hall this morning

Tonight also sees the crowning of the 2014 Topsham Royal Family while tomorrow (SUN) boasts the Topsham Allotments & Garden Society Flower & Vegetable Show, a Family Fun Afternoon at Topsham Rugby Club with a new event, The Wild Experience, giving visitors the chance to meet pythons, geckos, bearded dragons, water dragons, a tarantula, owls and red-tailed hawk.

Carnival Day is next Saturday, August 23, with Fore Street closed at 1.30pm for stalls to be set up

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There will be food stalls and licensed bar all afternoon and evening a majorettes display outside Matthews Hall and Carnival Disco with Stuart Priestley -

The carnival procession will start at 7.30pm with prizes awarded for: oldest Gentleman driving his own cart; oldest Lady driving her own cart; youngest person driving their own cart and best decorated driver and cart.

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