Hoppings 7

Hoppings 7

Bank Holiday Sunday, 25th August 2013, 11am-4pm

In its seventh year, the Hoppings continues to provide an afternoon of family fun.

We’ve got…

Hamsterley Hoppings 6 (2012)Scrufts, rides, tug of war, poetry competition, cake making, competitions, sheepdog trials, vintage tractors & classic cars, fancy dress, dog agility, vintage brass band, Jack Drum Arts, samba band, stalls, ballroom dancing, Zumba, line dancing, refreshments, jam making, flower and veg competition and so much more…

Latest news

Children’s races

These will be returning this year.

Tug of War

We are looking for teams.


If anyone would like to get involved and help on the day of the Hoppings, whether it’s only a short period of time the help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Claire on 07721 739060 or Clairehunter@fsmail.net.

Books wanted

If anyone would like to donate any unwanted books for a Hoppings stall, please contact Ian and Barbara, Ivy Cottage, 01388 488480, or John or Julie, 01388 488420.

Running Schedule

To be supplied.

Hoppings 4, 5 & 6

Information on Hoppings 4 (2010), Hoppings 5 (2011), Hoppings 6 (2012) and Hoppings 1854 are now on the History/Hoppings page.

Images for Hoppings 4 & 5 are on the Gallery/Hoppings 4, Gallery/Hoppings 5 and Gallery/Hoppings 6 pages.


Hamsterley Hoppings 5If you were a volunteer last year or a new recruit and would like to help in any kind of way, please get in touch with Helen Kirby on 01388 488467.


Hamsterley Hoppings 6 (2012)Do you have a stall or trade stand? We are on the hunt for stall holders and trade stands for this year’s Hamsterley Hoppings. It may be home-produced cakes or jams, or handmade sculptures. If you have previously taken part or are a new customer, please contact me.

Please get in touch with Helen Kirby on 01388 488467 ASAP as spaces are already being taken.

Tug of War

Hamsterley Hoppings 6 (2012)Anyone who would like to enter a Tug of War team? All you need is eight team members and two substitutes. We are looking for mens and ladies teams.


ScarecrowWe hope you’ve all got your ideas for your scarecrows underway.

This year there isn’t a theme, so that gives you no excuse not to join in.

Fancy Dress Competition

Hamsterley Hoppings 6 (2012)As usual, the Hoppings hosts its annual children’s fancy dress competition. This year we have decided to leave the theme open, so choices are endless. We look forward to your creations.

50p entry. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Just turn up on the day.

Poetry competition

Federico_Andreotti_-_The_PoemWrite a poem (any length) using the title of Hamsterley. There are three age categories: adult (16+), 11-16 years and 10 and under. Entry is free. Simply bring your entries to the Village Hall foyer by 10am on the day, where you can display them. After the Hoppings, all poems will be published together in a collection, with the winners of each category being given pride of place in the book.


Hoppings 5Bring you pet, whether furry, scaly or bald! 50p entry. Prize for 1st position, rosettes for 2nd and 3rd. Just turn up on the day.





Art and Photography

The Duck PondThis year we have added art and photography to our competitions.

  • Water colour painting only. Age categories: up to 7yrs, 7-11yrs, 11-16yrs and 16yrs and over.
  • Photography: 1 photograph, no larger than A5 size, of local views.

Flower and Vegetable Competition

Hamsterley Hoppings 6 (2012)This year we are also trying something different – we are going to provide people / households with sunflower and pumpkin seeds, also instructions of how to grow them. We are looking for who can grow the tallest sunflower and the biggest pumpkin.



3 Tomatoes
3 Beetroot
1 Marrow
1 Round cabbage
1 Cauliflower
A basket of veg


9 Sweet peas
3 Gladioli
3 Pompom dahlias
3 Large dahlias
1 Buttonhole
1 Flowering plant
Bunch of 10 or more stemmed flowers

Children miniature garden

Produce Competition

Hamsterley Hoppings 6 (2012)As we introduced new produce competitions last year, we have expanded on this area. Please bring all entries to the small hall in the Village Hall between 9.30am and 10.30am. 50p per entry. Cash prize for 1st place and a special prize for best in show.



a)               Victoria sponge (7”)
b)               Fruit cake (loaf or circular tin
c)               A decorated cake (any size – big or small, even a cupcake!)
d)              Jam (any flavour)
e)              Corned beef pie
f)               4 savoury scones – be daring with your ingredients
g)              4 fresh eggs (hen)
h)              Children only: 4 decorated cupcakes


Butterwick Logo

This year’s nominated charity is The Butterwick Hospice. No 1044816.

Hoppings 7, Application and Donation Form

To enter or donate, download our entry form (PDF format 344kb).

Entry Form


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