Overton Primary School help us decorate Phone Box

As one of the disused telephone boxes in the village has now been taken over by Overton Business Association they have kindly allowed Overton Sheepfair to have a display in the box leading up to the Sheepfair promoting the event. What could we do with such a small space we asked? We asked the local school, Overton Primary, if they …

Sheepfair Parade: What can you expect?

The Sheepfair Parade is a key feature of the weekend celebrations. We asked Kay Rose, Parade Manager, to tell us what we can expect. What is your History with the Overton Parade? I started on the parade team back in the days of Overton Carnvial in the 1980’s and have been involved in arranging every parade since. Tell us about …

Ben Hand Build Sponsoring Community Stage

Local building firm Ben Hand Build is one of our main sponsors for this 2016 Sheepfair. You may have seen the vans and logos around the village but did you know that Ben Hand Build has over 20 years in the experience in delivering high quality building projects to their customers. Take a look at their website to find out …

Mike O’Leary – Storyteller

Mike is the author of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Folktales, Sussex Folktales, and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Ghost Tales.  He is a regular at the Sheepfair, however he dosn’t just read stories, he tells them. You might see him, dragging his blue story box around the village, playing music on his flute-stick, and looking to tell a story …

Sheepfair Information

The current edition of Overton News and Views contains an information sheet giving you key information on the Sheepfair (such as road closures, diversion, general timetable) . If you have not recieved your copy you can view it here: Overton Sheepfair Information Sheet. If you would like more detailed information on whats on where and when, make sure you get …

Dances of the Sixties

Would you like to get yourself ready for our Swinging Sixties Sheepfair weekend? Come along on Saturday 25th June to take part in our Swing Dance workshop which will be led by Sarah Mills. Sarah has written a great feature which will appear in our Souvenir Programme, you can read some of it here…. Dances of the Sixties In 1960 …

♫Help, I need somebody ♫

♫            ♪   ‘Help!’ *    ♪ Help, I need somebody      ♪ Help, not just anybody Help, you know I need someone    ♫  Help!   Would you like to help with the 2016 Sheepfair? We need special somebodies for helping with the entertainment. For the stages: We are looking for people who can work a sound desk. I am hoping …

Parade booking form now online

The parade booking form is now online. We want to make this year’s parade bigger and better than ever. Would you and your community group like to take part?   For full details and to download the form, please click here.

Ready, Steady, Go – No, Stop!

Have you read our piece about the Swinging Sixties on page 12 in the March issue of The Test?  (You can find it in the library)  We do hope so because it gives you a flavour of the Sixties, and a reminder for some people… But something was missed out at the beginning of the article and this is how …

Overton Sheepfair are pleased to welcome Parnell Jordy and Harvey as 2016 sponsor

As local estate agents, Parnell Jordy & Harvey have been regular supporters of Sheepfairs past, we are therefore pleased to be able to welcome them as a sponsor of our 2016 event and our Community Stage. Parnell Jordy & Harvey have a long history in Overton and with the Sheepfair. Martin Fielder of Parnell Jordy and Harvey says “We opened …