Annual Fete

Annual Fete

Annual Fete - 2019 Poster

It is with regret, although this will probably come as no great surprise to you, that this year’s village Fete on July 18th has been cancelled. The 5 mile run around the village and the youth football competition are also cancelled. 

The decision has been a hard one to take but as lockdown continues and July gets ever closer there really is no other option at this time.

However, this will give us even longer time to plan the next Fete, so see you all in January 2021 if you’d like to help plan the 2021 Fete spectacular!

Now an annual event, the Village Fete was re-established with some trepidation as to whether it would succeed in 2017. We now know that it not only succeeds each year but has become something of a village institution.  Its core aim is to provide an affordable, fun family day out for the residents of West Bergholt.  At the same time, it also helps raise much-needed funds and gain new members for the myriad of voluntary organisations which we are so lucky to have in this village.

The Fete comprises a number of elements including:

Village Show

In the Orpen and John Lampon Halls, with exhibitions of flowers, fruit, vegetables, baking, children’s competitions and arts & crafts.

  • Think you can bake the perfect Victoria Sponge?
  • Are your runner beans the longest?
  • Do you have a talent as an amateur photographer or artist?

Release your inner Mary Berry or Monty Don! Details of all entry categories are available here. Entry form & full details below.

Time to start perfecting your scones or growing those prize tomatoes!  If you want to check out previous winners then visit this page.

Stalls & Pitches

For local clubs & businesses around the Lorkin Daniell field.

  • Want to attract more members for your club?
  • Or perhaps raise some much-needed funds?

Call 07434 949631 (or email [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”]) to book your pitch at £10 a plot. Advertising spaces for local businesses are also available in the Events Programme at a reasonable price.

Some stalls expected include:

  • Face painting,
  • Inflatables,
  • Coconut shy,
  • Tombola,
  • Cream teas & Pimms,
  • BBQ, etc..

Events Arena

  • Dance Groups,
  • Bands,
  • Tug of War (for the over 18’s),
  • Vintage Cars,
  • Fancy Dress Parade for children

Races & Football

  • 5-mile race along Colne Valley & Essex Way,
  • 1-mile race,
  • WBFC Youth Football Tournament.

Sponsors

David Martin Group sponsors Village FeteMantis Cars sponsors Village Fete

Downloads for 2019 Edition

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