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Village Fête

Buckland Newton Village Fete takes place each year on August Bank Holiday Monday

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Buckland Newton Fête Monday August 27th 2018

1:00pm – 4:30pm on The Parish Field

A fabulous fun afternoon for all ages

STALLS & SIDESHOWS – old favourites such as local produce, plants, books and jewellery; traditional games and attractions for everyone GRAND RAFFLE – as usual there will be an array of great prizes all for £1 a strip of 5 tickets. We need people on the day to sell tickets, please let Jenny Workman know if you can help (345671 or jennyworkman@hotmail.co.uk) TEAS – the fête is renowned for the teas we serve so come along to the Marquee and enjoy a real treat of delicious homemade cakes and scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, while being entertained by what’s happening in the arena ENTERTAINMENT – a brass band and the Halsey Arms Choir will be performing, and we will have the ever-popular and hilarious Novelty Dog Show PIMM’S AND BEER TENT – what’s better than to enjoy a glass of delicious Pimm’s or a refreshing beer at the heart of the fête? FISH AND CHIP VAN – scrummy, freshly cooked food will be available throughout the afternoon BBQ – mouth-watering burgers sizzling in the sun, with veggie and gluten free options GROW AND SHOW AND CRAFT AND SHOW - enter your home grown produce in our village grow and show competition as it returns for a second year. This year we also have a new category of competition; craft and show. Why not enter a hand crafted item you have made? Sewing, paper craft, knitting, crochet, pottery; we will welcome entries of all craft types. To enter both Grow and Show and Craft and Show simply turn up with your basket of home grown goodies or your hand crafted item the morning of the fete. Your entry will be judged by public voting whilst the fete is on and people will have an opportunity to make a bid for your entry to the silent auction. Please note all items will be available for the silent auction. Winners of both competitions and the wining bids in the silent auction will be announced at the end of the fete. We look forward to seeing your entries this year.

Help for the Fete

We still need help in the following areas, and if you’re new to the village, it’s a great way make new friends. So why not get involved? Before the fête: • Make cakes for the tea tent and cake stall (contact Amanda McKenna on 345367) • Donate your bric a brac for ‘Stuff ‘n’ Things’ (contact Chris Hildred 345850) • Buy a few extra bottles on your weekly shop and donate them to the bottle tombola (contact Kate on 345497) • Donate good quality prizes for the raffle (contact Jenny Workman on 345671) • Make something to enter in the sew and show competition or grow something for the grow and show competition. On the day: (contact Kate Parish on 345497) • ‘Stuff ‘n’ Things’ - Janey and Chris need lots of help running their hugely popular stall • ‘Bottle Tombola’ – we need 2 people to run this stall and acquire the necessary bottles • Organise and run ‘Guess the Wine’ • Skittle Alley – we will run this if possible, but need someone to do this and also we need straw bales. • Sell Lucky Programmes • We need people on the day to sell raffle tickets, please let Jenny Workman know if you can help (345671 or jennyworkman@hotmail.co.uk ) Setting up/clearing up and car parking: (contact Steve Workman on 345671) • help erect gazebos; move tables and chairs from the village hall on the day before the fête, and to return it all on the Monday after the fête has finished • help marshal the car park (with sufficient volunteers we can run a rota so we only have short shifts) Meeting for Stallholders Please note there will be a meeting for all stallholders on July 28th at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. We hope you can all attend to hear about our plans and have the opportunity to contribute your views on how you’d like the fête, to look this year. SUPPORT FROM FUNDS RAISED BY THE FETE: If you’d like to apply for a donation to your club or activity, and in return support the fête, please send a short email to Steve Workman ( steve_workman@hotmail.com)  by 20th August 2018. All requests will be reviewed by the Fête Organising Team at the post-fête meeting. Your Fête Organising Team is: Kate Parish (Stalls), Jane Willis (Deputy Chair), Jenny Workman (Raffle), Amanda McKenna (Catering), Peter Wilkinson (Treasurer), Harry Hill and Steve Workman (Chairman)