When is Thriplow Daffodil Weekend?
7:05 PM March 15, 2022
If you’re looking for fun and fresh air this weekend, Thriplow will be the place to be.
Because the Thriplow Daffodil Weekend & Country Fair finally returns after two years of absence.
The charity fundraising event will take place on Saturday March 19 and Sunday March 20 in the village of Cambridgeshire.
In 2020, after six months of planning, the volunteer committee had to make the disappointing decision to cancel just three weeks before the event.
Although it turned out to be the right decision – the lockdown was introduced soon after – the event was greatly missed.
A spokesperson said: ‘There’s nothing quite like a group of 350 kindhearted unpaid volunteers coming together to raise money for local charities.’
Their good humor is also contagious. Even when the ‘Beast from the East’ brought sub-zero temperatures to the 50th year of Daffodil Weekend, teams managed to keep the event going for intrepid visitors who braved all sorts of things future.
Run entirely by volunteers from Thriplow and surrounding villages, Daffodil Weekend has raised over £500,000 for local charities.
As the last DW was cancelled, money raised this year will go to the named charities valid for 2020: Royal Papworth Charity and East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Only COVID-19 and foot-and-mouth disease have managed to prevent the weekend from happening since it began in 1969.
In September of last year, committee members determined that 2022 would be the year to put Daffodil Weekend back on the calendar, with some tweaks to allow for “the new normal”.
And there’s so much to look forward to at this outdoor event. The daffodils will be in full glory, and with over 500,000 bulbs planted around the village there is always a breathtaking sight.
The ever-popular cart rides will be back, as will the flamboyant dancers of Devil’s Dyke Morris.
There will be a selection of vintage cars, tractors and mini steam engines on display, while the Thriplow Society has invited blacksmiths to sweat it out in The Smithy, alongside an excellent lineup of live music and entertainment.
The Thriplow family, now positioned on the school grounds, will include traditional games, entertainers and romp for the kids.
There will be over 100 stalls selling tempting garden, craft, gift and artisan items from small independent businesses.
If you’re hungry or thirsty, all sorts of refreshments will be on offer, from home-baked cakes in the tea rooms to street food in the Taste of Thriplow, and while you’re there don’t forget to grab a pint in ‘The Mean Gran’ beer tent.
A dog-friendly event, well-behaved pooches will be welcome at the Fun Dog Show and Country Thriplow’s canine agility course.
For more, follow Thriplow Daffodil Weekend on social media or visit www.thriplowdaffodils.org.uk