It’s the Hob Moor Summer Fair on Saturday – May 26.
There’s plenty to do for all the family, including a falconry display, fun dog show, willow weaving, face painting, story telling, refreshments and stalls
Go along between 1pm-3.30pm. The activities are based to the rear of Lidl, off Thanet Road. There is limited parking so visitors are encouraged to walk, cycle or use the bus network.
To mark the event, here are ten things you may not have known about Hob Moor…
1The undulations as you walk across the Moor are the remains of a ridge and furrow field system from the time of the Napoleonic Wars
2Hob Moor was where plague victims lived (and died) during the plague. Nothing like that here now though
3There used to be a golf course on the moor – look closely and you can still see the fifth green
4Twelve years ago foot and mouth kept the cattle off the Moor, 5 years ago blue tongue disease kept them on. No problems now
5Kingfishers are to be seen on the becks, skylarks are sadly absent this year – we hope they will return
6A strange fungus that appeared last year is officially called “dog vomit slime mould”. Nice
7Our annual Summer Fair is on Saturday 26th May at 1pm. Lots to do and see, including live music and willow weaving
8Hob Moor is a geo-cache site (it’s a form of modern treasure hunt using mobile phones: find out more here)
9From the Moor you can see the Minster, the big wheel and the Holgate Windmill. And Lidl
10Anyone can join Friends of Hob Moor, just go to the website