Village fair set to take off

Entertainment at last year's Huggate Fair.
Entertainment at last year's Huggate Fair.

Helicopter flights above the Wolds are the highlight of this year’s annual Huggate Fair on Saturday 6 July.

The event is being held at Carter’s Barn, courtesy of Richard and Vicky Knocker, in the centre of the village and will raise funds to safeguard the future of Huggate’s St Mary’s Church.

A 10-minute helicopter ride with a bird’s eye view of Huggate and its surroundings will cost adults just £20 and children under 12 £10, with all funds going to the church.

Flights will take place for the duration of the fair, which starts at 2pm.

Steve Poole, one of the fair’s organisers, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to offer helicopter flights as part of this year’s fair,

“It is incredibly generous of Richard Knocker to make this available and we are sure it will prove extremely popular.”

For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, the fair promises the usual mix of traditional fun and games, including morris dancing, craft stalls, maggot racing, children’s games and competitions, hook a duck and much more.

Entry to the fair costs £3 and includes a cream tea for adults. Entry for children below 12 is free.