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WHAT’S ON IN 2016

There’s always something on at the Fairground Heritage Centre!

The Fairground Heritage Centre has a reputation for offering special events throughout the year designed to compliment the permanent exhibitions on site. This year we have a fantastic selection of different events, with something for everyone.

There will be special themed events throughout the season, in addition to which we are open during the February Half Term holidays, and then from March until the end of October,  7 days a week . Come along and pay us a visit – it’s a great day out for all the family.

Thank you for hosting the first of many crafting events in your great fairground surroundings.

Joanna Johnson

Dingles May Fair

Dingles May Fair Hlalf Term event

Saturday 28 May  – Sunday 5 June 2016

From 10am each day

Spring Half Term Week

Come and meet the Green Man. The May King & Queen will dispense goodies as we welcome in spring with all the fun of the vintage fair.

Face painting, stilt walkers, living statues, cococnut shieing and lots more – and its all undercover.

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.
Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

Wall of Death Weekend

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Saturday 18 June – Sunday 19 June 2016

10am – 8pm Saturday
10am – 5pm Sunday

Back by popular demand! Our spectacular Wall of Death Weekend.

The Ken Fox Hell Riders will once again attend with their Wall of Death for a weekend of thrills and excitement.
Vintage Motorcycles, Retro/vintage stalls, licensed bar. All the Fun of the Vintage Fair.
Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.
Wall of Death Shows, Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

Supersonic 60s Weekend

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Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 July 2016

From 10am each day

Enjoy a trip back to the swinging 60s

60s music all weekend with our guest DJ .

Live Music
Saturday and Sunday afternoons from around 2.30pm

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.
Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

Spine Tingles at Dingles

Tingles at DIngles Halloween event poster
Saturday 22  – Saturday 29 October 2016

From 10am each day

October Half Term Week

Free admission for children in Halloween costume if accompanied by a paying adult.

Lucas Jet ‘the Pumpking’ returns with circus tricks and Halloween high jinks! Crazy juggling, crazy unicycling, crazy tricks from one crazy guy! Let’s go crazy for Halloween!
Shows and tricks throughout the day with Mr Lucas the one wheel wonder!

“Higher Beings” Stiltwalking, facepainting and spooky fun.
Live Spooks in the Ghost Train.

The Jelly Belly BeanBoozled challenge. Every bean could be either super tasty or wildly wacky. BeanBoozled is the Russian Roulette of candy games. The catch is that you cannot tell what you’re going to get until you eat it!
Lots of fun for all the family

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.
Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

 

Festive Fun at Dingles

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From 10am each day

A new Christmas themed event for 2016!

Lots of extra festive fun and entertainment for all the family.
Face painting for the children. Father Christmas, mince pies and festive refreshments.

More details to follow

Christmas Market

Christmas MarketSaturday 10 December & Sunday 11 December 2016

From 10am each day

Our popular Christmas Market is becoming a two day event this year!

Food and Craft Stalls, including over 30 stallholders with a good mix of Seasonal gifts,Glassware, Candles, Confectionery,Soft toys, Hand crafted cards, Lace, Pet foods, Jewellery, Leather crafts, Cushions, Soaps, Patchwork kits and more.
Face painting for the children. Father Christmas, mince pies and festive refreshments.

More details to follow

 

Wonderland at Dingles

Wonderland at Dingles

Wonderland at DIngles

Spring Half Term – Saturday 13 – Sunday 21 February 2016
 From 10am each day
Joining in the fun will be a juggling White rabbit, unicycling Mad Hatter and a conjuring Queen of Hearts.
Curiouser and curiouser……………………..
Dont fall down a hole this half term, come and join in the Mad Hatters Tea Party at Dingles!
Dont forget your fancy dress…………………..
(Free admission for children in Alice in Wonderland or Pirate costume if accompanied by a paying adult.)

“Higher Beings” Stiltwalking, facepainting and fun.
Costumed characters around the site.

Lucas Jet ‘the Madhatter’ returns with circus tricks and high jinks! Crazy juggling, crazy unicycling, crazy tricks from one crazy guy!
Shows and tricks throughout the day with Mr Lucas the one wheel wonder!

The Jelly Belly BeanBoozled challenge. Every bean could be either super tasty or wildly wacky. BeanBoozled is the Russian Roulette of candy games. The catch is that you cannot tell what you’re going to get until you eat it!
Lots of fun for all the family

Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.
Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

Enchanted Easter at Dingles

Enchanted Easter at DinglesFriday 25 March – Sunday 10 April

From 10am daily

From Friday 25 March until Sunday 10 April we have our Enchanted Easter event!
Come and meet our Easter Bunny.

Week One – Friday 25 March – Sunday 3 April – Higher Beings: Stilt Walking, costumed characters, lost of family fun!

Week Two – Monday 4 April – Sunday 10 April – Back by popular demand, Lucas Jet: Unicycling, Juggling, Circus skills workshops – not to be missed

South West Organ Festival

The Kelders organs at the South West Organ Festival

Saturday 30 April – Monday 2 May 2016

From 10am each day

Visiting Fair, Street and Dance Organs

Fantastic Weekend For Fairground/Concert Organs and all Old Tyme Funfair Fans.
All the fun of the Vintage Fairground.
Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings. Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at small additional cost)

List of organs attending – the following will attend at some point over the weekend – NB not all organs will be present on all three days.
20 Note Stuber                  Graham Martin            
31 Keyless Botting            Hogkins Family   
31 Keyless Dean                 Paul & Nattasha Bates               
26 Keyless Smith               Steve Morrison
31 note Pell                          Nigel Burgess                
20 Keyless Teaola             Steve Morrison
38 note Leach                     Ian Rogers                      
68 Key Gaviloi                   Philip Noble
105 Leach Dance               Ian Rogers                      
27 Keyless perlee              Matt and Ian
51 Key Van Eyke               Peter Newbury           
40 note Leach                     Norman Rogers
56 Key CJ Perlee               Alan Roberts                 
105 Dance organ               Geoff Davis
52 Key Verbeech               James Dundon             
35 Key Limonaire              Edwin Thomas
49 Key Bruce                       Edgar Lawrence

Bank Holiday Monday only:
Willem Kelders with Victory and Locomotion