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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 Raffle 2017

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 16th September 2017.

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.   Join us for another lovely afternoon - a village fête with fun for all ages!  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, perhaps washed down with a glass of beer or cider!   Here is a taste of

what we have lined up:

PONY RIDES – Returning by popular demand - children will love riding on these gentle little ponies. 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 children GRAND RAFFLE – as usual there will be an array of great prizes, all for £1 a strip of 5 tickets TEAS – the fête is renowned for the teas we serve so come along to the Marquee and enjoy a real treat of delicious homemade cakes and scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, while being entertained by what’s happening in the arena. ENTERTAINMENT – local jazz band Equinox and the Halsey Arms Choir will be performing, and we will have the ever-popular and hilarious Novelty Dog Show. BASKET OF HOME GROWN – New for 2017. Bring along a basket of garden and allotment produce for judging by public vote and to be auctioned off by secret bidding. All produce must be home grown but can be veg, fruit and flowers. Display for effect, go for a theme - go for it!  Baskets no bigger than 50cm x 50cm please. 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? LOCAL PRODUCE SHOW – new for this year. Enter a basket of home grown produce, to be judged by those who come to the fête and then auctioned off to the lucky winner of the silent auction. Delight everyone with your fruit, vegetables, flowers and whatever else you produce in the garden. HELP FOR THE FETE We still need help in the following areas, and if you’re new to the village, it’s a great way make new friends On the day: • run stalls on the day, set up on the morning of the fete and help clear up afterwards.  If you are willing to help with the stalls please contact Mandy and Mat on 01300 345264 or email mandyjarvis78@yahoo.co.uk. Don’t forget that if you are helping out at the fete we very much hope you will join us in the village hall for a meal that evening to celebrate the day. • for anything else call Steve Workman on 01300 345671 or email steve_workman@hotmail.com Before and after: • make cakes for the tea tent or cake stall • donate your bric a brac for the stall • make gingerbread for the gingerbread decorating stall • buy a few extra bottles on your weekly shop and donate them to the bottle tombola Please get in touch with Mandy on 345264 if you’d like to help; we'd love to have you involved. Also, please note there will be a meeting for all stallholders on Thursday 3rd August, time and venue to be confirmed. SUPPORT FROM FUNDS RAISED BY THE FETE As usual, if you’d like to apply for a donation to your club or activity from the funds raised at the fête, please send a short email to Steve Workman on steve_workman@hotmail.com by 21st August 2017 explaining why you need funding and how your club or group could help. All requests will be reviewed by the fête organising team at the post-fête meeting. We will also need to reserve some of the funds to ensure that we can continue to have a marquee on site. Sadly, the old one is beyond economic repair so we have opted to hire for this year and we will then make a decision about a replacement later. Your fête organising team is: Mandy and Matt Jarvis (Stalls), Jane Willis (Publicity), Jenny Workman (Raffle), Amanda McKenna (Catering), Vinnie McKenna (Treasurer) and Steve Workman (Chairman)

Buckland Newton Fete 2016

We have now completed the Fête accounts and would like to share the results with you. Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved and the beautiful weather, we’re delighted to report the results below. In summary: Takings were £4726, an increase of £1532 (48%) over 2015 (£3194); Expenses were £1122, a reduction of £759 (40%) against 2015 (£1881)* and Profit was £3604, an increase of £2291 (174%) over last year.  The full Financial Report from the Fete can be viewed here. In the words of Lou Reed, just a perfect day! Wow! Glorious sunshine, families on picnic rugs enjoying their cream teas, shiny noses and waggy tails in the arena, gentle jazz music and the delicious aroma of fresh fish&chips wafting on the breeze and most of all, the lovely people of Buckland Newton all having a great time! For once it didn’t rain and we partied! (Well perhaps that's a bit of an exaggeration but you know what I mean! We did after all drink the bar dry by half time!).