By the Lake
Nowhere in Newent escapes the fun and festivities of the Onion Fayre. In the park and by the lake you will find farm animals, fishing, model boats, a dog show
In 2012 Roundheads and Cavaliers gave us a flavour of life during the English Civil War!
Take part or watch Newent Onion Fayre's Dog Show! Please click on The Dog Show page for more information.
Gloucester and District Model Boat Club have a fantastic display of scale model boats. With graceful sailing yachts through to scale steam-powered launches, and lifeboats to battle ships, the crew will be sailing throughout the day. Children and adults alike will be fascinated with the detail and members of the club are available to answer questions about any of the craft. Lots of fun for everyone!
A lake isn't a lake unless you can fish there. Newent lake is known as a fantastic spot for fishing and this is not missed on Onion Fayre day! Children can have a go at fishing and it is not unusual for most people to make a catch. All the fish that get caught will be held in a tank for everyone to see before being returned at the end of the day. Each child will receive an opportunity to join the an Anglers Association along with a fishing pole to keep. The lake is stocked with a variety of fish including carp, roach, bream, rudd, perch and a small number of eels. Have a go and see what you can catch!
Newbridge Farm Park usually bring along a variety of animals. Don't miss the rounding up of the geese!