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Village Fête

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

Buckland Newton Community Website
in the heart of rural Dorset

August 27th 2018, 1.00pm – 4.30pm on The Parish Field

Supporting our village!

Join us for another lovely afternoon - a village fete with fun for all

THE FETE OPENS AT 1.00PM - Bring the whole family and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch of traditional fish

& chips or your choice from our sizzling BBQ (veggie and gluten-free options also available), perhaps washed

down with a glass of beer or cider!

What’s On:

GRAND RAFFLE – We have a great array of prizes this year including a thrilling helicopter flight, £40 Hall & Woodhouse pub vouchers, Dorset and Italian luxury hampers and many more - all for £1 a strip of 5 tickets.  Please note:  Any unclaimed raffle prizes will be listed on this website alongside the corresponding winning ticket number.  Prizes may be collected from The Old Chapel Stores, Buckland Newton DT2 7DA on production of the winning ticket.  All prizes must be claimed by 14th September 2018. TEAS – As usual there will be a mouth-watering selection of scrumptious homemade cakes and scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Come along to the Marquee and indulge yourself while you are entertained by the performers in the arena. ENTERTAINMENT – For the first time this year we are 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 – Bring along a basket of garden and allotment produce or piece of handiwork for judging by public vote and to be sold by silent auction. All entries must be home-produced. Baskets no larger than 50cm x 50cm please. PIMM’S AND BEER TENT – Come and enjoy a glass of delicious Pimm’s or a refreshing beer, watching the activities in the arena or just chatting with friends. STALLS – There will be 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 to keep the whole family entertained. Try your luck at the bottle tombola, have fun with chuck – a – chicken or test your skills with putting, hoopla and the coconut shy. HELP STILL NEEDED! We still need people to help run stalls on the day, set up on the morning of the fête and to clear up afterwards. If you are willing to help with the stalls please contact Kate Parish on 01300 345497 or parishkate0@googlemail.com and Steve Workman for anything else on 01300 345671 or steve_workman@hotmail.com. MERCHANDISE FOR STALLS – If you can help please contact: Cakes - Any sort for use in the tea tent or on the cake stall Lyn Cox 345739 Books - Books in good condition (no missing pages or scribbles) for children and adults - hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction and non-fiction John Simpson 345401 Bottle Tombola - Any bottled goods - spirits, wine, fizzy drinks, squash, ketchup and sauces are just a few ideas. No bleach or chemicals please Martin and Eva 345312 Jewellery, bags and accessories - Jewellery and accessories – any jewellery, bags, scarves and so on. No shoes, thanks Bridget Baker, 345386 or Fizz Lewis, 345521 Produce - Fresh flowers, fruit, vegetables, jams and chutneys Wendy Emberley 345427 Plants - Plant contributions, especially those in flower so that they can go straight into the garden Viviane Bernard 345111 WEATHER……and if it rains? THE SHOW WILL GO ON!!! So, come prepared with your wet weather gear, ready to have a great time. The Fête is not only a great social occasion, the funds we raise all go to helping village facilities and activities. Please contact Steve Workman before the Fête if you are seeking a contribution. We’ll discuss all requests at our post-Fête meeting in September. Your Fête Organising Team is: Steve Workman (Chairman), Jane Willis (Deputy Chair), Kate Parish (Stalls), Jenny Workman (Raffle), Amanda McKenna (Catering), Peter Wilkinson (Treasurer) and Harry Hill. Footnote from Chairman: After 7 years on the committee, Jenny and I have decided to step down following this year’s Fête. Jane Willis has also indicated that she wishes to step down after 5 years ’service. This will leave 3 vacancies in the team. In particular, none of the remaining members wishes to take on the role of Chairman, so we are seeking someone with the time and energy to take the Fête forward in 2019. If you would like to be part of this great team, please make it known to me or any of the other members as soon as possible. Thank you for your support!