At Thame Country Fair we offer the very best in family entertainment, with something for every age!
Moment in Time
Formed in 2010 from an initial idea of a small group of re-enactors with over 75 years of experience between them, A Moment in Time brings together the best of Living History re-enacting.
Since its inception, A Moment in Time has grown to offer many different periods of history within a variety of displays, encompassing eras from early Medieval through to the Mid 20th Century.
Building on a reputation for high standards and identifying the ever increasing need for the more intimate experience, we continue to attract the dedicated living historian to assemble displays which offer closer interaction for both visitors and participants alike.
Our members make the time to talk and discuss the period of history they portray with our visitors, something that is not always possible to do at large scale re-enactment events. This friendly approach to events is at the very heart of A Moment in Time and leads to a much more enjoyable adventure through history.
Come and have a flutter on our ferrets! These speedy (and rather adorable) little creatures race in heats of four to be the first through the tunnels, over the see-saw and to emerge, fully, at the other end. Will it be Treacle this year? Or is Gizmo going to hang on to his lead? Maybe it’s Toffee’s year?
Great family entertainment and strangely addictive; once you have arrived you will definitely want to see who wins!
Come and play games of all types from down the ages in Fiery Jack’s amazing Games Emporium: from Roman to Victorian, it’s a great place to step out of the hustle and bustle of the show and challenge your friends – or children – to a game of giant quoits, or Jenga, or something less well known. Read about the history and learn from experienced jesters! Fun for the young and the young at heart.
Towy Vale Hamsters
Come and see and meet the Towy Vale hamsters in their own marquee. We have various hamsters on display to show you what colours and types of Hamster are now available. Not only can you get FREE information leaflets about all aspects of keeping a hamster but there are many hamster club members who will answer your questions or give advice.
Many of these experts have been keeping hamsters for over 20 years and are regular exhibitors at Hamster Shows.
Also in the marquee are display boards photos of many of the more unusual colours and types of hamster, photos of babies hamsters from 1 day old to 37 days old, photos taken by our members of hamsters (both babies and adults) in all sorts of situations.
If you are interested in acquiring a “pedigree” hamster these are the people to ask.
Jaguars! (Monday only)
We have three rather sleek and gorgeous jaguar cars coming on the Monday – a Grey 4.2 ltr supercharged Jaguar 420BHP limited to 155mph, a green and black Jaguar 4.2 LTR – 300 BHP – 155 MPH limited and a blue and orange Jaguar 5.0 ltr V8 Supercharged 542 BHP – 186 MPH limited.
The best in traditional English family entertainment! Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs. You would think they might have learnt that the wolf is always behind them! Fantastic puppet displays from a master entertainer. You cannot help but be drawn into the fun – especially if you have children with you!
Pinxton Puppets will be in the Countryside Arena at Thame Country Fair
Make and Take
Family entertainment means it’s fun time for kids!
Children love the Make and Take stand were they can do a variety of activites and make something to take home and treasure. From paint a pot and sand art to making a necklace !
The pots supplied are already fired, so children can just decorate them to their own taste. Pots are decorated using vibrant colours. Tiles are provided too and they are air dried clay tiles 15 x15cm. The tiles are decorated using a variety of impress stanps and stencils and dry at home over 2 days, having been painted using acrylics or poster colours. The final step of varnishing uses a mixture of PVA glue (50%) and water (50%). The finished tiles can be framed
The can make necklaces as well using large ceramic beads which are decorated with vibrant acrylic markers. The beads are threaded together on brightly coloured elastic.
Children can learn how to throw a pot and then make a pot on the pottery wheel as well. A great favourite!
Other craft workshops include: sand art, card making and candle making.
All the fun of the fair with our fun house and bouncy castles; you might also want to try panning for gold or hooking a duck!
If you have been to any of our Country Shows before, you may well have met Hektor, our big yellow dog. He wanders the show, delighted to meet everyone, and enjoys high-fiving anyone who will. If you’re lucky, he may even show you his dancing moves… Please keep an eye on him though – he provides great family entertainment but he does tend to get into trouble!
It has to be done, and you will love our cuddly donkeys
Across the Show
Plenty more family entertainment show wide, with opportunities for the children to have a free twenty minute angling lesson; help the blacksmiths at their work; enter the fun dog show with the family pet (special classes for junior handlers and adults welcome in the ring); have a go at archery or with the air rifles and of course enjoy the stunning area displays throughout the day.