Bank Holiday Sunday, 25th August 2013, 11am-4pm
In its seventh year, the Hoppings continues to provide an afternoon of family fun.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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
This year there isn’t a theme, so that gives you no excuse not to join in.
Fancy Dress Competition
50p entry. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Just turn up on the day.
Write 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.
Art and Photography
- 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
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.
1 Round cabbage
A basket of veg
9 Sweet peas
3 Pompom dahlias
3 Large dahlias
1 Flowering plant
Bunch of 10 or more stemmed flowers
Children miniature garden
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
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).