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Village Fête

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

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August 26th 2019, 1.00pm – 4.30pm at The Gaggle of Geese - Supporting our village!

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The Buckland Newton Village Fete is under a month away! For all the latest news on the Fete, please see the information in this month’s Lydden Vale News - click here Now is the time to start thinking how you can get involved. We are particularly looking for volunteers to help on the day and local crafters who might want a stall. Get in touch through info@gaggleofgeese.co.uk or pop in the Gaggle for a chat with Simon. And the fete is also your chance to show off your talents through entering our competitions. From brownies to scarecrows, photos to tug-of-war! Details below: Cake Competition – Brownies & Cupcakes – inviting entries in either type of cake. Entries welcomed in two age categories; under 16 and adults. Please bring batches of 8 cakes to the Tea Tent before 12.30pm; judging is at 1pm. Spare cakes from entries will then be sold in the Tea Tent. Scarecrows – celebrating our rural community, we will be running a fun scarecrow competition. Display your scarecrows around the village in the lead up to the Fete before dropping them in to the Gaggle by the 25th August. The scarecrows will be dotted around the fete and judged on the day at 1pm. Photography Competition – we are fortunate to live in beautiful surroundings with a thriving village community and we are hoping you will be able to capture this through our photo competition with the topic of ‘Village Life’. Please drop entries (with name and contact details written on the back) in to the pub and email a digital version to info@gaggleofgeese.co.uk . Entries will be displayed at the Fete in the Skittle Alley and the winners chosen by popular vote on the day. The winning photos will be included in a Village Calendar with all profits going to the Fete community fund. Tug-Of-War – calling for teams of six! Register a team and prove you can be Buckland Newton Fete Champions 2019! Competition starts on the day from 1pm. Dog Competition – the very popular Dog Show returns for another year. Bring your dog and register on the day. Rounds start from around 2pm. It’s your village and your fete....help us to make it a fantastic day & raise funds for the benefit of the village community. Monday 26th August – Midday til 4pm at the Gaggle of Geese Simon, Kate & the Fête organising team  

Buckland Newton village fete photograph competition 2019

This is an exciting new feature of the Fete this year.  The subject is ‘Village Life’ and can be of anything you like as long as the photos are taken in Buckland Newton and the surrounding areas. Colour or Black and White and must have been taken this year. Entries will be accepted from any age group and we must receive all entries by Friday 23rd August 2019. We will be exhibiting the photographs in The Gaggle of Geese on Fete day for people to vote for their favourite so if they could be at least 7”x 5” please and we will also need a digital copy. Photo entries can be sent in to the Gaggle. Please write your name, contact details & brief description of the subject / location of the pic on the back of the photo. Digital versions can be emailed to info@gaggleofgeese.co.uk We will be producing a ‘Countryfile’ style calendar using the 12 winning photographs with one overall winner for the front cover and January Happy snapping!

Fete Extra…

Why not have some good fun this August?  Join in the crazy mid August, pre-fête, ‘Scarecrow Happening’ to help publicise this year’s Fête. You can help make it another great success by having a go at some creative scarecrow making.  They will be popping up all over place!  All styles and designs welcome. For more info call Chris on 345850.