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Packed weekend coming up in the Forest
A BUMPER bank holiday weekend of fun in the Forest will start with 500 bikers roaring into Fordingbridge and end with an amazing fly-past by a Hurricane and a Spitfire.
Some 500 riders will be coming from as far as Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Norway for the annual Moto Guzzi spectacular next Saturday, August 24, which will see the cavalcade of shiny steeds leaving Fordingbridge recreation ground at 11.30am and doing two laps of the town before gathering near the Co-op until 1pm.
Then at 1.30pm, the hugely popular Frogham Fair kicks off, featuring a large arena where two shows are put on throughout the afternoon. There will be a wide variety of stalls including crafts, local produce, plants, books, bric-a-brac, raffles and tombolas.
There will also be traditional games like lucky dip, flipping frogs, plate smashing and a treasure hunt, Punch and Judy shows, a bouncy castle, trampolines and rides on Trigger the Train.
Terrier racing is open to all owners and is held throughout the afternoon. If you want to enter the races or just have a flutter on the hounds just come along.
There will be a large display of vintage cars and motorbikes and lots of delicious refreshments, including a barbecue, tea and cake tent, bar with beer and cider, a Pimm’s tent, ice cream stalls and hot doughnuts.
The afternoon ends with the famous wheelbarrow race up Blissford Hill, with separate men’s and women’s races.
On the Monday Verwood Rotary Club’s fabulous Rustic Fayre will be held at Potterne Park.
As usual there will be plenty of food and drink, with the club providing a barbecue and the Rustic Arms beer tent.
This year something a little bit special has been arranged with fly-pasts from a Second World War Spitfire and a Hurricane.
There will be the usual steam engine and classic car and tractor displays, terrier racing, the MAD Mountain Bike Aerial Display and to round off the afternoon, the hilarious and messy egg throwing competition This year entry is £4, with accompanied children and parking free. Gates open at noon.
This is Verwood Rotary’s biggest fundraiser and all profits made will be distributed to deserving local causes later in the year.
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