Morning all.. Just thought we would let you know about some of the stuff happening over and above the music at Field Day this year...
Village Fete activities include
Onion Peeling Contest Fight through the tears, and peel through the
layers of slime in search of the smelly globe of success. Move over Alan
Sugar, this is The Apprentice, minus the helicopters, post- economic
downturn. Power dressing optional; we¹ll always need onions.
Fastest peeler wins a star prize
Lucky dip Get past the sawdust to discover something special no
one loses in this basket.
Make your own luck on the tried and tested Tombola give it a spin
and learn what bric a brac and retro desserts can do for the soul.
Giant Pick and Mix hot on the heels of the demise of Woolworths, is
the chance to win designer jewellery from East London based designers¹
Lady Luck Rules OK. Just throw the giant stuffed toy sweets to knock
out some giant teeth and bag yourself some special prizes.
No luck so far? Vent your frustration at the Crockery Smash. Are you
one of those necessary souls that prefer to destroy than create -
well Your Country Needs You! Take out some dodgy china; there¹s no
prizes but no-one seems to care.
Or for a more quiet pursuit- why not try your hand at Pea Shelling?
While away the minutes with this meaningful hypnotic activity. The fastest
podder of the day wins a prizeŠ runners up a bag of fresh peas
Remember its not all doom and gloom - or as the country saying goes
feather by feather the goose is plucked
Still want more? Field Day also has Sack and Egg and Spoon racing, Tug of
War, a Watermelon Relay Race and Splat The Rat. Alternatively, just sit on
some hay bales and stuff your face with homemade cake.
Remember as the country saying goes ³he that buys land also buys
Feeling peckish after all those games and dancing? Grab some fresh quality
food at Field Day 2009
Sourced Market, champion of locally- sourced, fresh produce bring a farmers'
market atmosphere to Victoria Park. With traders carefully sourced from
markets across London there will be no half-cooked burgers in sight.
Look out for Broadway Market favourites ŒSpore Boys¹ with their mushroom
burgers, and everything else from the world of mushroom and real Spanish
paella from one of the chefs from ŒBrindisa¹ at Borough Market. Also present
will be bread, pastries and London's best brownies from the ŒFlour Power
City Bakery¹ and rustic French cuisine from Queens Park Farmer's Market
institution ŒMadame Gautier¹. Field Day and Sourced work hard to support
local traders so tea and cake will be served by Victoria Park's own Pavilion