The doors of James Peacock School are once again being thrown open for our annual Food Fair on Sunday 29th March, from 11am to 2pm.
The Fair is run by the Friends of James Peacock School, with proceeds going towards buying things that enhance the children’s education but aren’t covered by the school’s budget. This is the 11th year the Friends have existed as a charity and over the last few years, we’ve raised more than £10,000 a year for the school.
We’d like to thank everyone who’s helped us achieve these fantastic figures! And we’d LOVE to see as many people as possible at our 2020 Food Fair, whether or not you have children at the school. The Fair is growing year on year, with stalls where you can buy things to take home and also a Food Court so you can have lunch with us.
We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming a whole range of different exhibitors this year, both local producers and a few from further afield. From chutneys and preserves to chocolate and coffee, there’s something for everybody, so there’s sure to be something to tickle your taste buds.
Stall holders attending so far include The Jam Lady with her sumptuous jams and chutneys, Buttercup Fudge selling homemade fudge and sweets, and Brocklebys with their award-winning pies, which are perfect for freezing. We’re also excited to welcome new stalls this year including Mediterranean Deli, Culpeper Tonic and Forever Global UK, who’ll be bringing their aloe vera based products.
Also at the Fair will be local suppliers The Old Bakehouse selling delicious cakes, The Black Cat Café with sausage rolls, scotch eggs and pastries (including vegan options); as well as The Ruddington Arms and The Next Episode.
So, don’t fill up before you visit! Instead, enjoy lunch with us in our playground food court. Stalls include delicious wood fired pizzas (a popular choice so get in quick), Indian and Caribbean food, and some BBQ favourites such as hot dogs and burgers. New for this year is the Panini Project selling a range of meat and vegetarian options.
If you have a sweet tooth there’ll be popcorn, candy floss and donuts, and an all-important ice-cream van for the children. So come hungry and leave satisfied! There’ll also be a licensed bar with prosecco, cider and beer for the adults.
Crafts and activities for children will include badge-making, glitter tattoos and a bouncy castle (weather permitting), thanks to Clifton Castles. The children’s favourite stall, the chocolate tombola, will also be returning!
The Friends of School will be selling raffle tickets for our well-known Barrow of Booze, as well as our Annual Prize Draw with chances to win fantastic prizes including tickets to Trent Bridge, Manor Farm, the National Space Centre and day passes from a number of holiday clubs. Prizes have also been donated from local businesses including Jaspers and Summers at Eleven. Both will be drawn at the event. Raffle tickets are just 50p and will be available to buy from Co-op during the morning of Saturday 21st March.
Everyone is welcome, so bring your family and friends and spread the word. Entry to the Fair is just £1 for adults and free for children (a great opportunity to check out the school if you’re a parent of a pre-schooler in the area!) Keep an eye out for posters in the village and we look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible on the day. If you’re interested in attending as a stallholder, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of James Peacock Committee