The first Holnest Vintage Fayre raised £1,000 split between Future Roots and Fortuneswell Cancer Trust, two great local causes. The event was hosted in October by Future Roots at Rylands Farm near Sherborne.
The sunny weather made it perfect to show off gleaming vintage cars and tractors along with a good display of stationary engines and a working display of farm machinery (baling, thrashing and even a brick crusher). We also had a vintage Ransome crawler tractor ploughing and working the land with an extensive range of implements.
We had special guests who donated their time and skills. On Saturday Adam Axemen pulled the crowds in with their superb display of skills and when done, they auctioned a chair they crafted in front of the crowd to raise money. On Sunday we had the Krazy K9s agility doing a dog display, with our very own scruffy mutt dog show which was judged by Sonya of Mogg’s Dogs.
Over the weekend we had face painting and donkey rides, also old crafts demonstrations by a wood turner and a blacksmith. There was a Countrymen’s Club stall selling a range of farm made goods and giving information about the Club.
We also had Future Roots’ supporter Dike & Son’s very own milking cow (called Camilla!) which allowed the kids to see just how milking used to be done, we also found the youngest dairy maid ever!!! (Congratulations to 14-month old Ruby)
A very big thank you to all the supporters who made the weekend possible, all the exhibitors and stall holders, along with all past, present & Future Farmers who attend the farm project here at Rylands Farm for all their help on the day’s and also everyone in the community who worked to make our first public event successful and fun.
If any one wishes to support, volunteer or exhibit at next year’s event then please contact us.