The first Country Fair, programme designed by Tricia Blakstad
Country Fair procession, early Country Fair, kids on float
Parade of vintage tractors at an early Country Fair.
On the left, Susan Davenport and, centre, John Simpson, then chair of the Village Hall Committee, were the two responsible for the re-launch of the fete as a full-blown Country Fair. (Susan's husband Graham is receiving the bottle of champagne.)
Girl falling off slippery beam
Hazel and Chris Pamplin at Spinning Jenny at Country Fair
Frank Wheeler at Country Fair - he was the regular master of ceremonies.
Opening the Country Fair, 2008
The Vicar, Rev Terry Louden, opening the Country Fair, 2008
Crowds pouring in. Up to 6,000 people have attended East Meon's Country Fair, held on the first May Bank Holiday of the year.
Sheep shearing at one of the earliest Country Fairs.
Susie Bremner and Kieth Kitcher at barbecue at an early Country Fair.
Morris dancers at an early Country Fair,
One of the early Country Fairs, the Morris Dancers join in the tug-of-war.
Morris dancers and fiddler
Frank Wheeler umpiring tug of war
Scots rugby international Alastair McHarg with Roger Young and Keith Kitcher. Rory Bremner then lived in the village and invited members of the Scottish rugby team to Jon a guest tug-of-war team.(1994)
Scottish rugby players in tug-of-war
Michael Atkinson tug of war
Men's tug of war
Rory Bremner collects the cup on behalf of his team.
Girl having face painted
Apple bobbing, supervised by Clare Bartlett
Eagles stunt team ride through fire
Wilson Atkinson crowns May Queen
Alpaca from Church Farm
Maypone dance by Primary School
Maypole black and white
George Atkinson supervises sheep shearing
Tricia Blakstad at sheep shearing
Stewart Bussell supervising Spinning Jenny, with prize winner.
Spinning Jenny supervised by Tricia Blakstad (right) and Stewart Bussell
Cream teas served in the Village Hall
Michael Atkinson with Mark Rogerson, George Atkinson and baby
George Thompson in tug of war
Tug of war
Wally Fawkes' jaz band
Wally Fawkes' jazz band
David Parkinson and Sophy supervising wine tasting
Fairies and lambs
Lambs & kids
Matt Atkinson's Hog roast
Jane_Atkioson_serving Hog roast
Kids tug of war
Splat the Rat
women's tug-of-war team including Susan Harewood, Tricia Blakstad
Since 1993, Eat Meon’s Country Fair has been held annually on the first May Bank Holiday to raise funds for the Village Hall. It was initiated by the then chair of theVillage Hall Committee Brigadier John Simpson and organised by Susan Davenport ; it involves dozens of village volunteers in organising, erecting and manning the stalls and spectacles.