It’s that time of year again that we all look forward to putting in our diaries, the Ring O Bells epic annual Cider & Cheese Fayre, their 5th year looks to be as spectacular as ever.
The cider marquee will be brimming with some of the counties best producers from award winning traditional farmhouse scrumpy to sparkling bottled varieties and eight different artisan cheese makers and a good variety of other local food producers.
To satisfy those hungry people wishing to soak up the cider, there will be a number of food stalls including two TBC Hog Roasts, BBQ, Wood Fired Pizza Oven, French Crepe stall, as well as tea, coffee, cakes and pastries.
Plenty of entertainment is programmed throughout the day with two stages of live music from the likes of ‘Sicknote Steve’, a 20 piece Samba Band, local female choir ‘Vox in Frox', favourites of the Fayre ‘Squeeze Fiddle Pluck’ plus lots more and the Morris Men will be back along with some very tall Stilt Walkers. Julia Bradbury from ITV’s ‘Britain’s Best Walks’ will be signing her new book, ‘Unforgettable Walks’ and a Fun Dog Show with various categories for you to enter your canine friends with plenty of prizes and guest judges.
Really Wild Adventures will also be back again with archery and a rifle range for those adventurous youngsters, and a mini Ferris Wheel to keep the little ones busy, and a Bucking Bronco for those in between.
Weather permitting, they will also be a Hot Air Balloon where you’ll be able to take to the skies and admire the breathtaking views that the Chew Valley has to offer. All proceeds from these tethered rides will go the Bristol Teenage Cancer Trust.
This year’s event starts at midday, so get down there nice an early. For the fifth year running half of the proceeds of the £3.00 entrance fee is donated to a fantastic cause, Barton Camp, the Bristol Children’s Help Society, for which they have helped raise over £6,000.