Hanney Michaelmas Fayre 2020


September 2020

It is with very great disappointment we confirm that we have decided it is not appropriate to continue with the conventional Michaelmas Fayre this year. Click on the ‘This Year’ button to see what is happening though…

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LATEST: 2020 Facemask competition!

The Hanney Face Mask competition saw some stunning entries and is now being judged and the result eagerly awaited.   Your first opportunity to purchase a Mask will be by the The Plough on the afternoon of Saturday 26 September - along with the chance to enjoy a pint of the ever popular ‘Michaelmas Ale’.

Judged by Jacynth Bassett
founder of the-Bias-Cut.com & Ageism Is Never In Style, Chair of Advocates For Ageing

Since 2013…

Over the years we’ve had:

Soapbox derby’s, Circus skills, The Wild West, MG Vintage Car Club, A forge, Irish Dancers, 8 different Morris dancing groups, The Wantage Silver Band, Model aeroplane sweet drops.

We hope you’ll come along this year…

A Saturday afternoon towards the end of September has, since 2013, been a highlight in the Hanney calendar when the villages enjoy the Michaelmas Fayre, held around the ancient Butter Cross and Church Greens in West Hanney.

This has been followed in the evening by the Michaelmas Feast – a great way to spend a relaxed evening, reminiscing, enjoying a supper (and not having to cook or wash up!) and a glass of your favourite tipple, drawing the Raffle and the auctions – all of which proceeds add to the available funds for the Michaelmas Grants.

One of the legacies of the Fayre & Feast is that each year the profit is given in Grants to village organisations. Between 2013 and 2017, 50 Michaelmas Grants have been made and more details of each of these can be found on our Grants section. If you would like to find out more about eligibility and how to apply click here.

Something for everyone…

Relax with a cup of tea and cake or maybe compete with your courgettes and carrots. Whatever your level of involvement, you’ll have a wonderful time at our fayre.

Get involved…

It wouldn’t be possible to put on the Michaelmas Fayre if it wasn’t for the generous support of companies, organisations and individuals.

If you are able to support us in any way – whether that is…

  • with your time before (helping with planning)
  • on the day (on a stall… washing up… selling raffle tickets… there’s plenty to do…)
  • donating towards the set up costs
  • your company might like to sponsor a prize or be a main event sponsor

There are so many ways you can help make the Fayre an even more memorable event. Please get in touch and let us know how you would like to be involved.

Since 2013, the Fayre has made such a difference to the community…

Grants awarded

£s raised

Rosettes awarded