Sadly, we have taken the difficult decision due to the Covid-19 pandemic (Coronavirus) to cancel this year’s Fete, which was to take place on the 1st August in the grounds of Copinger Hall.
Everyone involved in the fete has made this decision with a heavy heart, knowing how much the Fete is looked forward to and enjoyed by people. However, given the situation - particularly relating to large gatherings and the likelihood that this will continue for some months - it was felt better to end any uncertainty. Ultimately, the health and well being of visitors to the Fete and those involved in running it is our priority and we are sure cancellation is the correct course of action. Nobody knows of course just how long the Government's lockdown will last or indeed when and how this might be relaxed and large gatherings allowed. Even when this happens, many people will no doubt have mixed feelings about attending such gatherings. We will monitor developments and, if the restrictions are removed over the Summer, it may be possible to hold some sort of village event in place of the Fete, which could potentially be held on the playing field - so look out for any further announcements. We look forward with energy and optimism to next year's Fete, which we will try to make better than ever in what we hope will be happier times......so stay tuned and stay safe.
Fete Organising Team on behalf of Buxhall & Shelland PCC's E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 1st August 2020 at Copinger Hall, Buxhall, IP14 3DJ 2:00pm-5:00pm
A contemporary twist on a traditional English summer fête
All the fun of the fair including classic cars, tombola, refreshments, games, stalls and sideshows for all the family
Featuring... Blodorn Englar Viking re-enactors!
Blodorn Englar portray a group of 9th-10th Century mercenaries from Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Rus backgrounds. Their main focus is to gain a reputation for authentic combat re-enactment. Not to be missed! https://www.facebook.com/blodornenglar/
Classic Car Display
The Classic Car Display and Parade is once again a major attraction with a fantastic array of cars already confirmed. This is an established event for owners and gives a real opportunity for car and bike lovers to chat to the owners and to appreciate the beauty of these vehicles close up. If you are the proud owner of a Classic Car we invite you along to display your car at the Fete. Please contact David King with your vehicle make and your contact details to reserve your place: 07917 472726 or 01449 737405 email@example.com
Other attractions include... Beer & Pimms Tents; Tea Tent; BBQ (sausages & burgers); Ice Cream Stall; Cakes Stall; Grand Prize Draw; Tombola; Plant & Produce Stall; Many Games for young and old and a Children's Games Area; Traction Engine; Fun Tennis; Classic Cars; Bric a Brac; Books for sale....and lots more !!
Also featuring A number of exciting new attractions are planned for this year, including Face Painting, Punch & Judy, a local band performing throughout the fete, display by a local martial arts group and a fire engine.
NOT TO BE MISSED!
Entry is free, with ample free parking
“If you only go to one fête a year, this should be the one.” “It’s a real gem!” “A real community event, everyone pitches in.” “ A lovely setting for a village fête, I can think of none better!”