The fair has been running since 1975 and is held annually on the last Saturday in September. Every year we raise money for local charities, while providing the community with an enjoyable day out.
In the morning, we are busy booking in entries for our various competitions; then in the afternoon we open to the general public for viewing.
2020 was the first time in our history that we were unable to hold our usual event. Instead, we held an online version for arts and crafts, and for everything that is weighed or measured we had a ‘drive-through’ weigh-in/measure-off.
This year we are back to normal – well nearly! We were unable to raise any funds last year, so our chosen beneficiaries for 2020 – Soham Men’s Shed, Cambridgeshire Wildlife Care, and Soham Community Uniform Scheme are the same this year.
Our theme for 2021 is ‘Wild and Beautiful’. Many of our competitions and displays will be based around our theme of British Wildlife, and we hope it will inspire children and adults alike to think much more about this wonderful world in which we all live.
There will be displays from Fens Falconry, ‘SlackmaGirdle’ Morris Dancers, Boss Elite and Soham based club Vogue Athletics. During the afternoon, we will hold A Grand Auction with TV’s celebrity Auctioneer, David Palmer.
We will also have a wildlife photographic exhibition by local young photographer, Dan Starling, Soham Classic Cars, Gray’s Funfair, Bygones, BBQ, Charity and Refreshment stalls.
After the difficulties of the past 18 months, we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Recreation Ground. Please follow any regulations that we may have to put in place. Thank you for your continued support and we hope that you enjoy your day at this year’s fair.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a stall or for more information search Soham Pumpkin Fair on Facebook page or Instagram.
Here is the link to a flip book of the Pumpkin Fair Brochure: