The Crudwell Strawberry Fayre is an annual event in the small town of Crudwell, in the Cotswolds.
We’ve been going as a family for as long as I can remember and this year marks the strawberry fayre’s 29th year. When I was younger my parents had a stall in the craft tent; the show has evolved over the year’s and there are now stalls along the green as opposed to a craft tent or marquee.
It’s a community affair with many volunteers serving visitors strawberries and cream, ice cream and hot and cold drinks.
There are plenty of activities throughout the day, such as live music, arts and crafts, a teddy bear parachute drop from the church and even a tai chi taster session.
With marquees, tables and chairs set up on the green, visitors can enjoy their food under the ancient lime trees and are usually served by the young women and children wearing handmade aprons with embroidered strawberries. You may even see some strawberry hats and strawberries on their dresses.
There are often displays held in All Saints church, which is a Saxon Church and home to a Stained Glass Window depicting the natural life, work and history of the Parish over the last 1000 years.
One of the highlights for me as a child was meeting <a href=”http://www.wiltshirebeecentre.co.uk/nevillestravels.htm”>Neville</a> and the bees from the <a href=”http://www.wiltshirebeecentre.co.uk/”>Wiltshire Bee Centre</a>. The gentleman running the stall is always happy to chat about the bees and share stories about them. You can try and find the Queen bee in the hive and enjoy samples of honey and buy take some home too. They also sell their own beeswax candles.
We had a great day. 🙂