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Coconut Shy Equipment


Coconut Shy Equipment

The Coconut Shy or Coconut Shie has been a well known attraction at fairs, fetes and fairgrounds for decades, if not centuries. Masters Traditional Games is proud to bring you quality coconut shy balls and posts made to our exacting specifications.

A great game for the garden or for summer fairs and school fĂȘtes, "Roll-up roll-up for the Coconut Shy!".

For more information and advice on running a Coconut Shy, please refer to our Coconut Shy rules


History of the Coconut Shy

There are pictures and cartoons of fairs (fayres) from the 18th and 19th centuries depicting people throwing sticks at prizes balanced on top of poles and it seems likely that the coconut shy fairground attraction developed from this traditional pastime. Presumably not many prizes are robust enough to withstand being whacked with a stick and so the coconut simply turned out to be the most practical option.

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