Thriplow Daffodil Weekend & Country Fair 2018
26 February 2018, 16:00 | Updated: 23 March 2018, 09:39
Thriplow's soon to be bursting full of daffodils and overrun with floral fans enjoying this great British tradition, which is marking its 50th anniversary.
Despite some March snow, Thriplow is bursting full of daffodils ready for thousands of people to enjoy the 50th year of the event.
Since its launch, more than £500,000 has been raised for local charities.
The event is taking place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of March from 11am – 5pm across the village of Thriplow, Cambridgeshire.
Adults - £8
Children - £4
Under 5s - FREE
The weekend started in 1969 because the church was in need of major roof repairs.
Residents decided to open up their gardens and made cups of tea from their own houses.
They made an amazing £206 and were so delighted they decided to do it all again the following year - and so the Thriplow Daffodil Weekend was born.
This year's chosen charity is Stars: Bereavement Support Services for children, young people and their families.
Each year, the village has plants more and more daffodils to ensure the best possible event - whatever the weather! There are over half a million daffodils planted in the village and around 70 different varieties on show including a new variety of narcissus dedicated to the village called Thriplow Gold.
Join in the fun
There will be plenty to see and do across the whole weekend with more than 100 stalls confirmed for this year's event.
Highlights not to be missed include the flower festival at St George's Church, blacksmith demonstrations at The Smithy, morris dancing on The Green, the magic show at Thriplow School and folk music on the village's cricket pitch.
Golden Treasure Hunt
To celebrate the 50th year of the event, a Golden Treasure Hunt is taking place with two Sovereign 2018 gold bullion coins to win (each worth £250).
So make sure you pick up your Golden Clue Sheet from the Information tent opposite The Smithy on The Green.
Taste of Thriplow
There's delicious food and drink to try from over 30 different stalls as Thriplow showcases its favourite food heroes in Cambridgeshire.
Expect food ranging from locally reared beef, to cordials brewed from hedgerow fruits, to home baked cakes & pies.
Don't forget to grab a drink from the beer tent and to enjoy some excellent live music on the day too!