A few members for the Dorset Region have attended the Rustic Fayre for many years, but unfortunately, only members who have classic cars, pre-1979 are allowed to display car on the showground and club stands are not permitted. A few of our members meet up at Morrison’s car park, prior to entering the show to ensure we park together.
Last year’s Rustic Fayre raised just over £12,000 for good causes in and around Verwood.
Organisers of the event, the Verwood Rotary Club, divide the money up to support local charities, organisations and community events.
Rotary Club member Louisa Hiscock told the SalisburyJournal: “Looking back on this event it was great to see all the planning come together for a fantastic afternoon out for all the family.”
Examples of entertainment in the arena there are demonstrations with birds of prey, morris dancers and Tae Kwon-do. Followed by terrier racing, mini horses and dog agility Also one of the most popular event is the Terrier racing.
There are stalls aplenty to browse, musical entertainment, a choice of food and drink venues, a classic vehicle display, a pet show and children’s entertainers.
A highlight last year for many visitors on the day was the Avro Lancaster flypast mid-afternoon followed by the duck race.