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Summer Fair at Forde Abbey

Annual Charity Summer Fair

July 25

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Set in the beautiful grounds of Forde Abbey, the annual charity Summer Fair has something for every member of the family (and your dog too!)

It’s a lovely day out for all the family with classic cars, model boats, a dog show, scurry and flyball, birds of prey displays, a fun fair, fly fishing, a food court, lots of fabulous street food and so much more besides!

The Fair will be open from 11am to 4pm with free parking and allocated parking for registered disabled Blue Badge visitors. Dogs are very welcome on a short lead.

Last year’s Summer fair raised a record £30,000 for charity, which was shared between the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RABI) and Riding for the Disabled incorporating Carriage Driving (RDA).

The cheques for £15,000 were presented to both charities at a lunch held at Forde Abbey to thank the volunteer committee and the sponsors.

RABI Regional Manager, Pam Wills said: “We value greatly the funds we receive annually from the Forde Abbey Summer Charity Fair. It really does make a difference to the lives of farming families who are in financial need in the agricultural sector.”

Tessa Eames, on behalf of the local Riding for the Disabled Groups said: “Another brilliant Forde Abbey Fair for 2018….so well supported for an amazing family day out in wonderful surroundings, hard to beat. The local Riding for the Disabled Groups would like to thank the Forde Abbey Fair for supporting such a worthwhile charity again this year. We are totally self funding, so are hugely grateful as the funds will go towards helping others who benefit from both the Riding and Carriage Driving side of the association.

“We are thrilled to have raised such a significant amount of money for two fantastic charities.  The annual fair is very much a family and team effort with valued support and help from our very loyal volunteers and our generous sponsors who all work together to make it a day to remember. Thank you to everyone who contributed to making it another successful day,” said Forde Abbey Summer Charity Fair Chair, Alice Kennard.

Any business or individual who would like to et involved should contact Forde Abbey on: 01460 220231 or email:





July 25


Forde Abbey
Forde Abbey
Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU United Kingdom
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01460 220231