The Fête & Football competition is the biggest village event of the year, taking place on Saturday 27th June. It is well supported by the community and the football event always brings in a good number of visitors – this year it is a Juniors only competition. We think that the average attendance over the course of the day could be as many as 500 – 600 people. With good weather perhaps even more.
For the first time last year we followed the Fête & Football by putting on what was dubbed the CONGA event. Contrary to popular myth, this was not the kind of event that would see those attending doing the conga all round the rec (although just for irony sake there was a short burst of a conga at the end of the evening!). CONGA was initiated by the local WI – TWIRLS – and was intended to enable a community gathering which went on through the evening. A chance for everyone to have a good time and a chance to ‘chill’ after the hectic day. A marquee, tables, chairs were provided and we had a jazz singer. People brought their own food and drink and despite the fairly dismal weather, it was a great evening.
This year we are hoping to keep things going almost seamlessly and we plan to have a quiz to take us from late afternoon into early evening. We are pleased to announce that Gebby Eaton will be singing for us once again and we anticipate a greater turn out this year, and so are hiring a larger marquee.
Please do come and join in, there will be a be a bar running all day with lager and beer available throughout the day and evening – unless of course we sell out! Those of you who have queued and waited whilst the antiquated bar kit we had took an age to deliver a pint, will be relieved to know that we have hired a device which will allow a much speedier service for lager, and we have the use of the amazing Beermate 3000 with which pints of real ale will be drawn. Of course you’re welcome to bring your own drinks as well as whatever kind of picnic supper you fancy. Last year a number of us brought a take away to the event, whilst others shared a good spread of party food.
Please note that for everyone’s safety we do ask that all tableware is UNBREAKABLE.
See below for a selection of images from last year’s Fête.
If you would like to get involved with the event in any way please contact Fiona at firstname.lastname@example.org or Frances at email@example.com, or call 02476 301283.