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Whats on in Guernsey August 2015

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Summer show time

Find out what’s on in Guernsey August 2015 as a scarecrow festival and then the big summer shows take place followed by outdoor film screenings and some tasty Seafront Sundays.

1 August

Sand Racing
Motor sand racing at Vazon Bay from 12.30pm.

1 – 2 August

Torteval Scarecrow Festival
Pick a trail and take a wander through Vale to see if you can find the scarecrows.

2 August

Taste Guernsey Seafront Sunday
St Peter Port Seafront is transformed with stalls, entertainment and cooking demos.

7th August

KPMG Castle Nights
Free musical entertainment at Castle Cornet.

8 August

British Motor Racing Hill Climb
Motor Sprints from 9.30am at Val de Terres.

14 – 15 & 17 – 22 August

Oddsocks Outdoor Theatre
Watch an al fresco performance of Much Ado About Nothing (5 nights) and Twelfth Night (3 nights). Picnic’s welcome. Castle Cornet 5.45pm for 7pm. Tickets needed.

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Seafront Sundays music

14 – 15 August

The South Show
The start of the traditional summer shows with stalls, games, crafts and baking.

15 August

Sand Racing
Motor sand racing at Vazon Bay from 12.30pm.

16 August

Fete D-Etai: Summer Festival
Music, games and medieval challenges at Castle Cornet.

19 – 20 August

The West Show
The second of the Guernsey Summer Shows at L’Eree Aerodrome with a fairground, traditional competitions, food, music, stalls, local produce and live music.

20 August

Donkey Derby
Charity stalls and donkey races at Saumarez Park.

25 – 31 August

Sure Big Screen
Cobo Bay’s al fresco film festival where 3 movies are shown each day.

26 – 27 August

The North Show & Battle of Flowers
The last and most colourful of the Summer Show series at Saumarez Park.

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Sure Big Screen Cinema at Cobo Bay, night shot

29 August

Sand Racing
Motor sand racing at Vazon Bay from 11.30pm.

29 – 31 August

Fête des Dolmans
Guernsey Museum volunteers and archaeologists will be visiting a different Dolman each day to explain the history and findings.

30 August

Taste Guernsey Seafront Sunday with Guernsey Marathon
St Peter Port Seafront is transformed with stalls, entertainment and a marathon event.

31 August

Motor Racing Hill Climb
Motor Sprints from 9am at Val de Terres.

Saturday Concerts in Market Square and Sunday Concerts in Candie Gardens:
  • 10 May – 27 September Sunday Concerts 3 – 4pm
  • 16 May – 26 September Saturday Concerts in Market Square 12.15 – 2.30pm
Guernsey Markets taking place regularly throughout the year:
  • Castel Parish Farmers Market opens at 9am every other Saturday throughout the year in Le Friquet Garden Centre, Castel.
  • The Farmers and Fisherman’s Market offers Fresh local produce including locally caught seafood. Open every Saturday from 9am, during the winter months the market operates from St Martin’s Parish Hall and moves to Sausmarez Manor from April.
  • Fresh Fridays Produce Market in Market Square, St Peter Port, opens from 8.30am until 2.30pm every Friday. Guernsey local produce is for sale including fresh fish, meat, vegetables, chutney, pate, deli and cakes.
  • St Peter’s Community Market offers a selection of plants, pies, homemade jams and fresh produce every Wednesday 10-11am in the Community Hut, behind St. Peter’s Post Office.

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Christina's early memories include boarding a plane to visit Kuwait at the age of two and taking big family holidays in Scotland, Cornwall and France. After enjoying time teaching in London and Holland and marrying into a family spread from Ireland to the Channel Islands and America, it is no surprise that along with husband Julian they trekked around the world when three of their five children were small. Christina now runs the family company and writes and helps with the Travelsmith web and social media sites. Email: christinaclark@travelsmith.co.uk