The fair has been running since 1975 and is held annually on the last Saturday in September. Every year we raise money for local charities, while providing the community with an enjoyable day out.

In the morning, we are busy booking in entries for our various competitions; then in the afternoon we open to the general public for viewing.

Other attractions include Vintage Vehicles, Bygones, Charity Stalls, Arena Displays by local groups, a Funfair, BBQ, Refreshments, Raffle and Prize Giving Ceremony.

Also please note that we have to abide by the wishes of the Town Council and insist that no dogs (except for assistance dogs) are brought onto the recreation ground.

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2020 was the first time in our 45-year history that we were unable to hold our usual event. Instead, we held an online version for arts and crafts and for everything that is weighed or measured we had a 'drive-through' weigh-in/measure-off.

This year the Pumpkin Fair falls on Saturday 25th September and we are hopeful we will be able to go ahead as normal. We were unable to raise any funds last year, so our chosen beneficiaries for 2020 - Soham Men's Shed, Cambridgeshire Wildlife Care, and Soham Community Uniform Scheme will be carried over to 2021.

We have chosen the following theme: 'Wild and Beautiful'.
This autumn, the BBC will be broadcasting a new series: 'Earthshot: How to Save Our Planet' and also the inaugural Earthshot Prize awards ceremony, which will take place in London. The Prize (launched by Prince William and the Royal Foundation) is designed to incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years. It is centred around five 'Earthshots' - simple but ambitious goals for our planet which, if achieved by 2030, will improve life for us all, for generations to come.

We hope that our theme 'Wild and Beautiful', will inspire children and adults alike to think much more about this wonderful world in which we all live. Many of our competitions and displays will be based around this theme.


Thanks to everyone who helped make our day a success!

... and thanks everybody for coming to the fair!

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