A LONG running traditional village fair will be held on Saturday, June 21 — with fingers crossed for good weather! But whatever the weather Meavy Oak Fair will go ahead to provide a great social event for locals and visitors alike. Starting at 2pm with a pageant from Meavy Primary School, there will be plenty to keep everyone occupied, from traditional games such as hoopla, skittles, a coconut shy and 'splat the rat' to a bouncy castle for the youngsters. For the energetically minded the Burrator horseshoe will start at 2.30pm. The seven-mile cross country run is hotly contested by some of the best runners in the area. While visitors wait for the runners to return they can enjoy a proper cream tea, browse the plants, produce and cake stalls or have a go at the water pistols. Meavy Amateur Dramatics Company will be putting on a display of their talents and for the young, there will be entertainment provided by Butterfingers — the lady clown. Raffle tickets will be on sale for the Grand Draw, and there is also a hog roast. A family dog show is sponsored by Ron's Pets Supplies with classes ranging from 'best child handler' through to 'waggiest tail' and 'dog most like its owner'. Schedules will be available on the day, rosettes awarded for first to third place. There will be ample parking at both ends of the village. If approaching Meavy from Yelverton and Meavy Lane, follow signs for parking which go via Calisham — this will allow easy access to the car park at Meavy. If approaching via Dousland, the car park is at the bottom of the hill, so again follow the signs. Last year a great profit of more than £3,900 was made and all profits from the fair will be given back to organisations local to Meavy.