What's on this weekend

By a County Press reporter

Published on Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 06:35


What's on this weekend

Wolverton Garden Fair is just one of the events taking place on the Isle of Wight this weekend. Picture courtesy of Wolverton Garden Fair.

WOVLVERTON Manor Garden Fair returns this weekend - the Isle of Wight's biggest gardening event - while on the water it's the Cowes Classic Offshore powerboat race.

In the last six years the garden fair has raised more than £115,000 for charity, including a £20,000 cheque for Age UK Isle of Wight last year.

The event, which is sponsored by Red Funnel, NFU Mutual, Isle of Wight AONB and the Isle of Wight County Press, takes place in the Shorwell manor house grounds today (Saturday) and tomorrow, between 10am and 5pm.
Wolverton Garden Fair

There will be more than 120 exhibitors, Elizabethan re-enactors, dancing and other displays.

The St Mary's Hospital Rehabilitation Unit Summer Fayre also takes place today, between 1pm and 4pm, with Irish dancing, bouncy castle, face-painting and refreshments.

Sister Natalie Mew from the Rehabilitation Unit said: "We’re looking forward to welcoming the friends and family of all current patients and staff as well as those who have been rehabilitation patients or visited the unit or worked on the ward in recent years.   

"The funds raised will be used to help maintain our garden for the benefit of patients."

Cowes Classic  
Cowes Classic Offshore
Away from the garden, the Cowes Classic Powerboat Race takes place tomorrow (Sunday).

Boats will leave from Egypt Point from 9am for a full throttle race to reach Torquay, although there will be a chance for people to see the boats from 2pm today (Saturday) near the Royal Yacht Squadron.

As well as watching the start, spectators should be able to see the boats as they speed past Fort Victoria between 2pm and 5pm tomorrow.

See below for Airwolf Productions video of what to expect:

For more great events on the Isle of Wight, visit our online events guide.


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