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Village Fête

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

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New Fete Committee members and helpers are now being sought to join the remaining Committee members (you won't be alone), and to this end we would like to invite anyone who would like to help and get involved, to contact Kate Parish 07860 582362 / 01300 345497 or parishkate0@googlemail.com

August 27th 2018, 1.00pm – 4.30pm on The Parish Field - Supporting our village!

Full financial results of the Fete are now available and can be viewed here

TEAS – As usual there was a mouth-watering selection of scrumptious homemade cakes and scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, tea, coffee and soft drinks. ENTERTAINMENT – For the first time this year we were delighted to welcome Brass Tacks, a brass band, in addition to the ever-popular Novelty Dog Show and Halsey Arms Choir. PRODUCE AND CRAFTS COMPETITION – a basket of garden and allotment produce or piece of handiwork for judging by public vote and sold by silent auction. All entries were home-produced. PIMM’S AND BEER TENT – a glass of delicious Pimm’s or a refreshing beer, watching the activities in the arena or just chatting with friends. STALLS – All your old favourites such as local produce, plants, books and jewellery and the return of ‘Stuff n Things’ as well as one or two new additions. SIDESHOWS – A great selection of games and activities keeping the whole family entertained. Bottle tombola, chuck – a – chicken, putting, hoopla and the coconut shy. WEATHER……it didn’t rain? THE SHOW WENT ON!!! So, despite the horrible weather on Sunday everyone had a great time. The Fête is not only a great social occasion, the funds we raise all go to helping village facilities and activities.  We’ll discuss all requests at our post- Fête meeting in September. Your Fête Organising Team for 2018 was: Steve Workman (Chairman), Jane Willis (Deputy Chair), Kate Parish (Stalls), Jenny Workman (Raffle), Amanda McKenna (Catering), Peter Wilkinson (Treasurer) and Harry Hill.