A VILLAGE fair will be held in Horsley on Saturday, August 13.

Wyn Laws is involved with Horsley Organisers, the group which has coordinated the fair.

All funds have been paid for so the event is free.

Along with live music and traditional village fair games including Whack the Rat and Raise the Coin, Wyn said the fair would replicate a traditional circus carnival.

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From 1.30pm onwards caricaturist Paul Slattery will draw visitors, More Than a Pretty Face will paint faces, Mystic Marl will tell fortunes, adults and children can get involved in races, a riddle hunt and a welly throwing competition.

Wyn said the Lion and Lamb pub had kept costs low to offer meals at reasonable prices.

The pub has contributed the use of their garden space for the fair, along with donations from Newcastle Building Society and Horsley Parish Council.

Wyn said: "It's been a lot of hard work, but we've all banded together. We hope people come along, get involved in the community spirit, and keep the community strong.

"We've only got one pub, one cafe and one church so we're trying to keep it alive."

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There will also be a scarecrow competition and winners will be announced on the day.

Doctors will be on site if anyone feels unwell.

Wyn said if there's any money left over from the fair, the organisers hope to arrange a Christmas party.