Village is all set for spectacular summer event

Fairlight sculpture SUS-140723-144248001
Fairlight sculpture SUS-140723-144248001

FAIRLIGHT will be buzzing on Sunday when it holds its big annual Fairfest event on the recreation ground.

And this year local artist Michael Dutton has created an impressive driftwood sculpture especially for the event called ‘The Wave’.

Michael , from Rockmead road, makes sculpture from driftwood and other objects found on the beach.

Fairfest is now in its third year and involves the whole community.

This year promises to be even bigger and better than ever with an action packed programme of arena events and live music from 12 noon until 10 pm.

The BBQ and bar will be open all afternoon and evening as well.

Jennifer Annetts said: “This is a free community event sponsored by local businesses and associations. There is a small charge of 50p for the programme, which are on sale at Fairlight Post Office.”

The day starts at 11.45 at the Circle in Shepherds Way where a ‘Marching Band’ and children in fancy dress will gather to follow the new Fairfest King and Queen as they ride in their silver carriage to the Recreation Ground.

Once there the parade will enter the main Arena where the King and Queen will judge children in their fancy dress outfits.

People will be able to enter their dog in the RSPCA show, practice archery or try and win a coconut as well as enjoying the many craft and home made goods stalls.

There will also be a display of classic cars and motorbikes.

The line-up of live music features local talent from late afternoon until the close at 10 pm.

New to Fairfest this year is the Rye Ukulele band. Returning again from their debut in 2010 are Dorey The Wise. Lead singer and guitarist, Aidan Tigwell still has family in Fairlight and has a great following in the village.

Closing the evening will be Fairfest regulars The Kytes.

Weather permitting there will be parking on the Recreation Ground. If you park on the road you are asked not to block driveways.