Organisers of the first East Tytherley Fayre on Saturday have hailed it as an outstanding success. 

The sun shone with more than 2,000 visitors flowing into the site to enjoy the event overlooking open fields. 

The South Central Makers Market joined the event with more than 35 local craftspeople and makers forming a shopping village with all sorts on offer from bug homes to jewellery, soaps to candles, upcycled furniture to felted animals, handmade bunting to cinnamon buns, and a host of things in between.

Hampshire Chronicle: East Tytherley September Fayre

The fast paced Prince Philip Cup mounted games from Hursley Pony Club entertained the crowds as did Simon Chainey's fire display, and the dog show organised and run by Hansards Pet Centre.

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An eco zone gave visitors an opportunity to learn about encouraging pollinators, sign up to host artificial house martin homes as well as find out more about recycling in Test Valley from the borough council's environmental team and meet the FOG and unflushables team from Southern Water. 

Hampshire Chronicle: East Tytherley September Fayre

Lockerley Estate Farm whose land forms a substantial part of East Tytherley provided a very large centrepiece to the event in the form of their combine harvester and modern tractor contrasting with the vintage tractors alongside. 

The award-winning farm is using innovative methods to reduce carbon use. 

The Wareham Whalers were one of the three bands performing during the afternoon with a unique collection of sea shanties, some traditional, and some of their own compositions.

Hampshire Chronicle: East Tytherley September Fayre

Amanda Kane and Kezia Hoffman represented the Test Valley Arts Foundation, with interactive storytelling and painting sessions for the children, and were to be found alongside games and the obligatory bouncy slide.  

Throughout the centre of the event field, more than 100 classic bikes, cars and military vehicles, many from The Pride and Joy Car Club, were on display with their owners keen to share stories.