We need your support to see off threats to Binsted and Arundel's countryside & seek better solutions.
Many community activities are inspired by and take place in Binsted and its surrounding countryside.
For information including businesses in farming, horticulture, pub, B&B, kennels, see the community pages on www.binsted.org
On this page, below, is information about:
A festival celebrating the way local writers artists and performers respond to countryside like the beautiful area around Binsted, south and west of Arundel.
If you are interested in learning more, helping or participating, please email Camilla Lambert.
The Fair is held in a beautiful 19th-century threshing barn and the Strawberry Fair fields at BN180LL. It is a great place to meet others who love rural Sussex, to buy donated local produce including herbs and shrubs from Binsted and Walberton Nurseries, and to enjoy a range of farming and local interest and craft stands. There are also Strawberry Teas, ice creams, childrens games, sheep and baby chicks. And some of Sussex's finest folk musicians will be playing traditional tunes in and around the barnyard.
This traditional country Fair has been put on for charities by the community of Binsted and its friends, for 28 years. In 2015 it raised over £6,000 in aid of Sussex Wildlife Trust, Friends of Chichester Hospitals and Binsted Church Repairs; in 2016 it raised over £6,500 in aid of Doctors Without Borders (MSF), CPRE Sussex and the South Downs Society, and Binsted Church Repairs. In 2017 it raised over £6,000 in aid of Water Aid, St Wilfrid's Hospice and Binsted Church Repairs.
If you would like to offer to help or to donate cakes or books or other produce next time, or have a question or feedback on the Fair, please in the first instance look on www.BinstedFair.org or email Mike Tristram and he will pass on your contact to the appropriate person on the Strawberry Fair Committee.
Please tell your friends about the Fair - share the poster below - and most of all, come along and enjoy its unique atmosphere in Binsted's amazing countryside. Countryside which is the haunt of dormice, Purple Emperor butterflies, wetland wildfowl, unusual wildflowers, and a community with great pride in our tranquil and beautiful place.
The familiar poster always has this design:
This occasional event was most recently held in the Strawberry Fair fields on 26 July 2015, and despite pouring rain over 40 dogs brought their families, a great time was had by all and many enterprising dogs entered into several of the competitive classes each. The money raised by the event was divided between the Strawberry Fair charities and WADARS the Worthing And District Animal Rescue Service. Contact Luisa Dormer.
The poster looked like this: Future dates see Binsted Events
Event for children of 10 years and under, with ponies of 14 hands and under. Contact Angie Teear.
This is a traditional event by invitation for residents and guests of Binsted Village; occasionally a village barn dance is held instead.
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