Todmorden may have sadly lost its agricultural show but never fear, 2017 sees the Towns first Country Fair!
Working with UCCA, Calderdale Council, the Environment Agency, farmers, business owners and people who care about our town are working hard to build this great day.
President Shirley Fielder tells us, “Even with its massive problems, Calder Vale Park WILL be used. It’s a space well loved by the people of Todmorden and cannot be simply written off. Care will be necessary to ensure its prime use as a flood plain to protect Todmorden must be observed— the Park will see a ‘traditional’ approach to country pursuits, with a keen emphasis on local business at its core, family values and a day of spectacular fun, the Fair aims to make Tod people feel proud of its town and the call ‘Destination Todmorden’ worth the trip. Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency have attended meetings and pledge support and guidance to avoid damaging the park.”
Chairman Peter Boddy comments, “That’s the good news –now comes the hard part—any event no matter how small takes organisation and funding—this is a huge undertaking and we have very, very limited funds –YET— we do have bags of enthusiasm and we ask for your help.”
For this inaugural Show we intend to have a ‘Foundation Members’ campaign—it will be available as follows:
1. Cost will be a donation of £100+ per person
2. Only to be run for the first year
3. Foundation members will have their names in the catalogue and receive one pass for the show, a car park space near the showground, a Foundation Member marquee with main arenas outside viewing area, a buffet lunch and of course access to the bar.
Sponsorship opportunities are available across the Fair in several areas and all packages can be tailored to suit your needs. Sponsorship of a specific area of the Fair e.g. a tent named after a business or group, advertising boards on the main arenas or flags around the Fair.
Sponsoring prizes e.g. children’s pets, the dog show or arts and crafts
Show day is 03 June so put a huge note in your diary–there is a massive need to call all volunteers for the 3rd June – we need an army to help from stewards and brew makers to marshals and helpers in a myriad of ways.
Let’s get together and make this a monumental tribute to Todmorden and its townsfolk!!
As I have already said, this is a massive undertaking and we ask everyone to pledge support both financially, and in others ways and idea’s please contact 07768049722 or 07770529492.
Yours faithfully, Mike Hall