Jesters’ Fair is this Sunday!


Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive 2012, Sponsored by Glencore International and Canadian Jackalope Open

The main events of the Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive 2012, sponsored by Glencore International and the Canadian Jackalope Open, will start this weekend on Sunday, September 9th.

First up is our Jesters Children’s Fair at the Diana Garden Resort in North Pattaya, where it has been held since 2002. The fun starts from 10 a.m. and lasts till dusk, so prepare for a great day out!

Last year we saw our first rainout in 13 years of Children Fairs and, as a result, many well-wishers have expressed their hopes for clement weather this year. However, having rain at this event is nothing new; though it’s generally been the kind typical of the monsoon season and usually temporary.

Girls from Ban Jing Jai Orphanage perform a traditional Thai dance after the rain stopped and the sun came out at the fair last year.  Girls from Ban Jing Jai Orphanage perform a traditional Thai dance after the rain stopped and the sun came out at the fair last year.

Last year was a unique freak storm that dumped rain on Pattaya for 15 hours straight and flooded the streets of the city to an extent not seen in 50 years. So, even after the rain subsided around midday, the flooding prevented people from getting to the Fair.

Fortunately, many of our project kids still managed to get there and had their fun. The fact of the matter is rain or shine, the show goes on.

This year we are celebrating our 15 years of organizing charity drives, starting with our 14th annual Children’s Fair. The focal point will be the stage with project kids’ performances in the morning and teen bands in the afternoon. There will be field games in between culminating with the tug-of war and PSC raffle drawing. We will wrap up the show late afternoon with music from Leo Blues Band.

The schedule for the day looks like this:

10:00: Opening Ceremony for Fair

* National anthem by marching band from Pattaya School

* Opening speech by Chairman Lewis Underwood

* Welcoming speech by Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome

* Ribbon-cutting ceremony by VIP’s

* Harley parade and school

marching band performance

10:30: Start of children’s variety show

* Fountain of Life

* School for the Blind

* Ban Jing Jai Foundation

* Hand to Hand Foundation

* Camillian Center

* Father Ray’s Foundation

12:00: Children’s games

12:30: Dog show

13:00: Children’s games

13:30: Cha Yen band

14:00: Garden International School band

14:30: Regent’s School band

15:00: Children’s games

15:30: Tom Rossetti’s children’s band with special guest, Pookpick

16:00: Children games: tug-of-war

16:20: Presentation of bicycles to ‘best of the class’ FOL children in memory of Chris Kays; donated by Jesters

16:30: Children’s Raffle drawing

17:00: Live music from Leo Blues Band

18:00: Wrap

For those who are renting stalls on Sunday, here is some pertinent information:

* All stalls are approximately 4X4 meters in area with two tables, two chairs and one electrical outlet (approx. 3 amps).  Please note that the system will NOT run electrical appliances that draw a lot of power.

* For safety reasons, no vehicles will be allowed in the stall area on Sunday, September 9th after 0930.  Many stallholders choose to prepare their stalls and offload their heavy items the day before, on Saturday, the 8th after 4 p.m.

* The fair site will be opened from 6 a.m. on the day of the Fair.  Official hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* There is no running water or ice available at the stalls, nor is there any money for change. Please bring trash cans/bags for your stall.

* Banners should be no larger than .75 X 3.50 meters.

* If you have not paid your stall fees already, Bill will collect the 1500 baht amount from you at the fair around midday.

* Please secure valuables at all times. The organizers will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur.

* Important Note! This year’s children’s coupons are PINK and are NOT redeemable for cash.  Coupons will only be used internally by school staff for kid’s games.

* Since we sell donated beer, please do not sell beer at your stalls.

* For more info, please contact Bill at 089-930-3558.

If you would like to learn more about our events, please visit us at or Otherwise, see you there!

Please also remember that the Jesters’ Gala Party Night follows the Fair on Saturday, September 22nd at the Amari Orchid Pattaya.

1Bangkok Hospital PattayaFirst Aid, Ambulance
2The HavenHamburgers, Fast Food
3Ban Jing JaiHandicrafts
4Global Battle Of The BandsPromotion Of Event
5The Walker Podologic Co.LtdInformation About Foot Disorders
6Lions Club Of JomtienPromotion Of Lions International
7Sausage KingSausages For Sale, TNC Cider
8Veterans Of Foreign WarsChili And Hot Dogs
9Veterans Of Foreign WarsChili Dogs
10Veterans Of Foreign WarsHot Dogs
11Special Forces Association Chapter 3Selling Military Souvenirs, Apple Pies
12Pattaya Pickle CompanyPickle Sampling
13Jesters Beer TentSales of donated beer
14Café KronborgDanish Restaurant
15Café KronborgDanish Restaurant
16Tony’s CornerJewelry And Snacks
17Pattaya MailPromotion
18Pattaya MailPromotion
21Eco Brand ProductsEnergy Saving Products
22Eco Brand ProductsEnergy Saving Products
23Logo Trade Co. LtdSelling Fry Pans And Cooking Demos
24Children’s Activities And Development ClubChildren’s Games
25Children’s Activities And Development ClubIndian Bar B Que, Fiesta Foods
26Goong’s Thai FoodNoodles And Kao Mun Gai
27Baadshah Indian RestaurantIndian Food
28Rotary Club Of JomtienPromotion Of Rotary
29Khao LarmKhao Larm For Sale
30Canterbury TalesUsed Books For Sale
31Radio StationBroadcasting From The Fair
32Care For Kids ActivitiesChildren’s Activities
33Al-Anon/Al-Ateen Family GroupPromotion
34Noi’s SomtamThai Food For Sale
35Noi’s SomtamSomtam For Sale
36Preaw’s BagsSales
37Melissa Cosgrove FoundationPromotion
38Radio StationBroadcasting From The Fair
39PILC White ElephantRummage Sale
40PILC White ElephantRummage Sale
41The Blue ParrotIce Cold Margaritas
42Jesters Beer GardenDonated Beer For Sale
43Event ShirtsSouvenir Event T Shirts
44Jester WearJesters Clothing For Sale
45British LegionPromotion Of British Legion
46Duck BarFood For Sale
47JVK International MoversCandy Floss
48JamesonsUsed Books For Sale
49JamesonsUsed Books For Sale
50JamesonsUsed Books For Sale
51Gala Party NightRaffle Tickets
52AGS Four WindsFree Ice Cream
53British Chamber Of Commerce ThailandPromotion
54MBMG GroupFinancial Services
55Open Aid 1000 VillagesVillage Handicrafts, BBQ
56Pattaya Panthers Rugby ClubPromotion
57Pattaya Sports Club Children’s RaffleChildren’s Raffle Tickets
58The Regents SchoolChildren’s Activities
59Mercy CenterChildren’s Activities
60Rotary Club Of Eastern SeaboardPromotion Of Rotary
61Siam PropertiesBakery And Soft Drinks, Caricature Drawings
62International School ChonburiChildren’s Activities
63Hand To Hand FoundationChildren’s Activities
64Face PaintingFace Painting
65Tamar CenterBaked Goods
66Jelly BellyJelly Beans
67Camillian Center RayongSell Handicrafts
68Moontreephakdee International SchoolChildren’s Activities
69FOL Foot MassageFoot Massage
70FOL Christmas CardsChristmas Cards Made By FOL Students
71Father RayChildren’s Activities
72International School Eastern SeaboardChildren’s Activities
73St. Andrews International SchoolChildren’s Activities
74The Party ShopParty Supplies
75Garden International SchoolChildren’s Activities
76Take Care Kids ThailandSelling Merchandise And New And Used Clothing
77Mountain Smile International SchoolChildren With Special Needs
78Pattaya PlayersPromoting Halloween Event
79deVere GroupFinancial Consultation For Expatriates
80Katie And Sara’sPainting And Dolls
81Activities For ChildrenGames
82Activities For ChildrenGames
83Activities For ChildrenGames
84Activities For ChildrenGames
85Activities For ChildrenGames
86Activities For ChildrenGames
87Activities For ChildrenGames
88Activities For ChildrenGames
89Activities For ChildrenGames
90Horse Shoe PointPony Rides
91Dunk Tank
92Activities For ChildrenGames
93Sunrise TacosTaco, Burritos, Etc.
94The Pattaya Pickle Co. Climbing Wall
95Bouncy Castle
96Hard Rock HotelBBQ PIG
97Hard Rock HotelBBQ Pig
98Radio StationBroadcasting Live From The Fair
99Hospitality TentRest Area
100Hospitality TentRest Area
101Hospitality TentRest Area
102FOL Chow HallFood For Kids
103FOL Chow HallFood For Kids
104FOL Chow HallFood For Kids