For the first time in its 13 year history, the annual Sweetcorn Fayre has been cancelled. It is with deep regret from the team behind this much loved Island event that due to predicted adverse weather conditions and public safety the decision has been taken not to hold the event.
Not to leave visitors too disappointed a Beer and Live Music Festival will take place over the weekend of 28th and 29th September at the Barns’s traditional onsite pub, The Dairyman’s Daughter. Beer will be flowing and live music will be playing over the weekend as the pubs conservatory is transformed from a restaurant into a pop up bar with racks of barrels of beer. Sample a whole host of real ales including some from local breweries – you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Jane Gibbs of Arreton Barns said, “the decision to cancel the Sweetcorn Fayre was not taken lightly and we are as disappointed as everyone else. We’re especially disheartened not to be able to raise as much money for local charities as we have done in previous years. It seems 13 was unlucky for us”
Entry to the Dairyman’s Daughter Beer and Live Music Festival will be free of charge, but donations are welcome as all money raised will be split equally between two great Island charities, Beaulieu House Respite and Way Forward.
“It’s a huge shame to cancel the event and the impact this will have on the charities” says Tony Wake, Beaulieu Respite, “but the safety of our visitors is a top priority. We look forward to welcoming as many people to the Beer and Live Music Festival as possible and please give generously”.