It might seem like an awful long time until next year’s Eaglesham Fair – but the organisers are busily planning the event now, and want to hear suggestions for a theme.
The bi-annual event is usually staged in June, and typically sees the whole area involved in a day which offers more than your “typical” gala.
As a town in the middle of East Renfrewshire’s traditional farming community there’s more than a hint of “agricultural show” – for example with sheep dog displays – but also massed female drummers, pipe bands and all the traditional summertime games and stalls.
Suggestions for a main theme for 2017 so far include staging a scarecrow competition, in a bid to emulate the hugely successful scarecrow festival run by the not dissimilar community of Bothwell in South Lanarkshire.
Another suggestion already made has been is “medieval”, although this may be largely because a hog roast might feature as a centrepiece.
Birds of prey including falcons are usually present at this event, which would tie in nicely.
If you have a good idea tell the organisers on Facebook (google “Eaglesham Fair Facebook”).