Twyford Scouts Donkey Derby & Summer Fair

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02-06-2019 13:00 - 17:00
King George V Field, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford RG10 9JA
Address: King George V Field, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford RG10 9JA

Twyford Scouts Donkey Derby & Summer Fair

Sun 2 June 2019

Gates open 1pm, first race 1.30pm

King George V Field, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford RG10 9JA

Free entry


2019 marks the 25th year of the Twyford Scouts Summer Fair - a well established village event also known simply as 'the Donkey Derby'.

The fair is very popular among both local residents and visitors from surrounding areas, with over 3,000 people attending on the day.

Highlights include:

  • The Donkey Derby: six races around a pre-set course, each involving six donkeys with their riders aged 10-15 who apply on the afternoon. There is then a final race involving the winners. A tote is run enabling visitors to try their luck at picking a winner. Enough donkeys are available to offer younger children donkey rides during the afternoon. Stalls are laid out around the outside of the race track.
  • Attractions: Fun for all the family, including tea and beer tents, BBQ, entertainment by Maidenhead Concert Band, dog display, donkey rides for children, fun fair, plenty of stalls providing a wide range of games and products, and information about local organisations.
  • Business opportunities: be seen to support a local community event and raise your profile by advertising in the professionally produced programme (approx 3,000 printed), sponsoring a donkey or a race, or booking a stall

Stallholder information:

  • Set up on the field during the morning from 10.30am.
  • Pitches are approx 3m wide. It is up to exhibitors to supply their own table, chairs, gazebo, displays etc.
  • Pitch hire costs £30 for businesses and £15 for local community groups and charities.

Anyone interested in a pitch, sponsoring a race or advertising in the programme should contact the Chairman John March on 0118 934 0584 or email by the start of May.