Rotary Summer Fair – Party in the Park

Open to public?
Open to public, no booking required
Hosted by:
Okehampton Rotary Club
Date:
5 June 2022
Location:
Simmons Park, Mill Road, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1PW, United Kingdom
Find out more:
https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=1048

Okehampton Rotary Club raises funds for local and Rotary Charities. This event is normally held as a May Fair on a May Bank Holiday but has been delayed till 5th June this year to join in with the Okehampton long weekend of celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee.

The Fairs always feature the famous Duck Races on the River Okement through Simmons Park in Okehampton, when 600 little yellow ducks are released onto the river to race down to a finishing line under the footbridge. There are 6 races this year and people can buy a duck in the races for £1 each to win cash prizes with the 1st Prize being £100, 2nd £30, 3rd £15 and last duck £5. Ducks will be on sale in the town on 27th and 28th May and in Simmons Park on the 4th June as well as on the day of the Fair.

One of the features of the day will be training demonstrations by the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Other entertainments during the day include dancing, music with Open Mic sessions, stalls, food vendors, bouncy castle and much more. This year the Fair also features a Jubilee Hat Competition with a £75 prize for the winning hat! The prize money is sponsored by some Okehampton businesses, listed on the poster, and we thank them for their vital support.

Funds raised will go to Local and Rotary Charities with the proceeds of one Duck race going to a Ukrainian Charity. We would be grateful if you could advertise the event on Radio Devon and we look forward to seeing all our friends in Okehampton and visitors to the town, all are more than welcome to come and join in with the fun in Simmons Park Okehampton between 11am and 5pm on Sunday 5th June 2022.