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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 Fete 2018 fete organising team vacancies

We are seeking a new Treasurer to join our friendly and energetic fete organising team. No special finance experience is needed, but if you are

organised, at ease with numbers and can use spreadsheets you may be just the person we are looking for.

We also need a Stalls Co-ordinator to recruit and liaise with stallholders for 2018. This is a key role in helping to define the shape of our fete and

make it an attractive and fun event for everyone. If you are organised, creative, and enjoy attending fetes and fairs, then we’d like to talk to you. If

you think you’d like to join us to help organise a fabulous event in 2018 and raise funds for village amenities and clubs, please call Steve Workman

on 01300 345671 or send an email to steve_workman@hotmail.com. Thank you!

Buckland Newton Fete 2017 - Monday 28th August  1.00 pm to 4.30 pm on the Parish Field - a fabulous fun

afternoon for all ages.   Another lovely afternoon - a village fête with fun for all ages!

Click here for Steve Workman’s report on the August Bank Holiday Village Fete, including the financial

results.  Congratulations to all involved for another great day and excellent financial results!

 STALLS & SIDESHOWS – old favourites such as local produce, plants, books and jewellery; return of the fortune-teller; new for this year, an

artisan cheese stall and one selling honey and candles; traditional games and attractions for everyone; pony rides and craft activities for the


GRAND RAFFLE – as usual an array of great prizes, all for £1 a strip of 5 tickets TEAS – the fête is renowned for the teas we serve.  A real treat of delicious homemade cakes and scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, while being entertained by events in the arena. ENTERTAINMENT – local jazz band Equinox and the Halsey Arms Choir plus the ever-popular and hilarious Novelty Dog Show. BASKET OF HOME GROWN – New for 2017. Baskets of garden and allotment produce for judging by public vote and then auctioned off by secret bidding. All home-grown produce -  veg, fruit and flowers. PIMMS AND BEER TENT – what’s better than to enjoy a glass of delicious Pimms or a refreshing beer, at the heart of the fête? Your fête organising team is: Mandy and Matt Jarvis (Stalls), Jane Willis (Publicity), Jenny Workman (Raffle), Amanda McKenna (Catering) and Steve Workman (Chairman)