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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, 12.00pm – 4.00pm at The Gaggle of Geese - Supporting our village!

What a great day!

'The Fete Committee wanted to express our thanks to all those who volunteered and supported the Buckland Newton Village Fete. A fantastic day and marvellous to see so many people attend and such a great atmosphere. It looks like the day raised over £5,000 for local causes.

Our Fete included

Cake Competition – Brownies & Cupcakes Scarecrows – celebrating our rural community, a fun scarecrow competition.  The scarecrows were dotted around the fete. Photography Competition – we are fortunate to live in beautiful surroundings with a thriving village community and entrants captured this through our photo competition with the topic of ‘Village Life’. Entries were 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 Dog Competition – the very popular Dog Show returned for another year. Simon, Kate & the Fête organising team  

Buckland Newton village fete photograph competition 2019

This was an exciting new feature of the Fete this year.  The subject was ‘Village Life’ and could be of anything you liked as long as the photos were taken in Buckland Newton and the surrounding areas. Colour or Black and White and were all taken this year. We exhibited the photographs in The Gaggle of Geese on Fete day for people to vote for their favourite. We will be producing a ‘Countryfile’ style calendar using the 12 winning photographs with one overall winner for the front cover and January