British Consul-General in NSW Peter Beckingham will officially open this year’s ‘Olde English Fayre in Exeter tomorrow.
A popular annual event, the fair will feature a range of colourful reminders of Olde Englande, and is the biggest fair of its type in the Highlands.
Several official arms of the UK will be represented at the fair, including the Consulate-General in Sydney, the British Tourist Authority and the British Council, together with the Australian British Chamber of Commerce.
Highlights of the day will be jack russell terrier races, morris dancing, a town crier, medieval feasting and English Civil War battles with pikemen and musketeers.
Special guests will be the members of the NSW Pike & Musket Society; a band of enthusiasts dedicated to researching and accurately portraying the appearance of a military unit of the early 17th Century.
Members of the Society will represent individuals who are part of the community of a Civil War militia company; officers, soldiers, musicians and the camp followers.
There will be plenty of traditional English fare, including Cornish pastries, toffee apples, roast beef, Devonshire tea and ales and beer from the north of England.
The famous 3801 steam train is running a special service from Sydney central to the Southern Highlands for the event.
The Fayre starts at 10am at Exeter Park, located in the centre of town.
The action takes place throughout the day but organisers suggest the earlier visitors come, the better.
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